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"Intellectual Property Protection for Fast Evolving Technologies"

Panagopoulos, Andreas (2003) "Intellectual Property Protection for Fast Evolving Technologies". European Political Economy Review, 1 (1). pp. 80-104.

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    This paper studies the effects of market competition and intellectual property protection in emerging technologies such as software. In doing so, this research aims at contributing to the ongoing discussion on the possibility of broadening the scope of patent protection, in the EU, in order to cover many of the newly evolving technologies. The model indicates that optimal patent protection is case specific, while its degree of protection should vary depending on the rate of growth of the particular technology, as well as the degree of market competition. The main argument of the paper is that intellectual property protection has a dual effect, allowing the innovator to fully appropriate his R&D, at the cost of limiting the number of innovators who will be able to innovate, reducing knowledge spillovers.

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    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Intellectual property.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > intellectual property
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > information technology policy
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Journals > European Political Economy Review
    Depositing User: Elias Galinos Dr
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2003
    Page Range: pp. 80-104
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:15

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