Patents, Innovation and Economic Performance

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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.




Intellectual Property Strategy in Japan

Towards an IP-based Nation

This chapter presents the views of the Deputy Counsellor of the Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters at the Cabinet Secretariat of Japan. It aims to briefly sketch the recent development of IP policies in Japan. In the last few years, the government of Japan has been quite active in making intellectual property policies and has even adopted the slogan of “intellectual property-based nation”. ...


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