Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

Book of the Month

Cover of Whistleblowing: Law and Practice

Whistleblowing: Law and Practice

Price: £175.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


UK Public Holiday May 2017

Wildy's will be closed on Monday 29th May and will re-open on Tuesday 30th May.

Online book orders received during the time we are closed will be processed as soon as possible once we re-open on Tuesday.

As usual Credit Cards will not be charged until the order is processed and ready to despatch.

Any non-UK eBook orders placed after 5pm on the Friday 26th May will not be processed until Tuesday 30th May. UK eBook orders will be processed as normal.

Hide this message

Patent Policy and Innovation: Do Legal Rules Deliver Effective Economic Outcomes?

Image not available lge

ISBN13: 9780857932785
Published: March 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.00



Despatched in 4 to 6 days.

This empirical study uses a scientifically selected sample of patents to assess patent quality. The careful evaluation of the assumptions in alternative economic theories about the generation and diffusion of new knowledge demonstrates that the height of the inventive step is critical to effective and efficient patent policy. The book provides a practical introduction to the policy rules affecting the grant of patents, particularly the rules making the inventive step so low. It also offers insights into interactions between examiners and applicants during the patent application process. Finally, the book compares how the rules about inventiveness operate in the USPTO, the EPO and the Australian Patent Office, gives new insights into business method patenting and offers suggestions for raising the height of the inventive step. Patent Policy and Innovation will appeal to academics researching in the patent field, economists, innovation and industry policy advisors, patent policy makers, NGO policy advisors and patent practitioners.

Image not available lge
Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law, Law and Economics
Contents:
Foreword
1. Introduction
2. The Economics of Patent Policy: Assumptions, Paradoxes and Evidence
3. Who Determines Patent Policy: Judges, Lobbyists or Legislatures?
4. In the National Interest - Defining Patentable Inventions
5. Finding and Avoiding Existing Knowledge
6. Combining Known Elements
7. The Quantum of Inventiveness: Other Approaches and Rules
8. Rebalancing the Patent System
Appendix 1. Original Claims: Selected Patents
References
Index