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.




The Patent System: Current and Future Policy Challenges: a View from the European Patent Office

This chapter presents the views of the Vice President of Legal and International Affairs at the European Patent Office on current and future policy challenges related to patents, innovation and economic performance. In his opinion, the patent system has become a key institution of the knowledge-driven economy, but is still in a state of turmoil. New technologies and new issues are emerging fast. Reforms are discussed, and strategic decisions are called for. The link between patent policies and economic performance needs to become clearer, as the decisions to be taken are relevant ...


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