Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

The case for permissive patents

de Meza, David, La Manna, M. and McLeod, R. (1989) The case for permissive patents. European Economic Review, 33 (7). pp. 1427-1443. ISSN 0014-2921

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Whatever its shortcomings in practice, until very recently patent law has sought to embody the winner-takes-all principle. This paper argues that it is both feasible and desirable to allow multiple prizes. Indeed, it is possible that complete abolition of the patent system, by raising the returns to late finishers, would yield an improvement on the current situation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 1989 Elsevier Science B.V.
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Managerial Economics and Strategy Group
Departments > Management
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 06 May 2011 11:13
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/35659/

Actions (login required)

Record administration - authorised staff only Record administration - authorised staff only