Patents, Innovation and Economic Performance

OECD Conference Proceedings

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This publication presents a collection of the policy-oriented empirical studies and stakeholders' views designed to show how patent regimes can contribute more efficiently to innovation and economic performance.  Topics covered include the links between patents and economic performance, changes in patent regimes, patents and entrepreneurship, patents and diffusion of technology, IPR for software and technology, and current and future policy challenges.




A Multilateral View of Change in the Patent System

The relationship between patent policy and other areas of public policy has become much more complex and interactive in recent years and the work programs of an increasing number of international organizations include intellectual property components. This paper presents the views of the Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization in charge of patents and global intellectual property issues about the determinants and consequences of this shift in the international public policy of the patent system, in particular its effect on the future multilateral development of ...


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