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The effect of IP protection on radical and incremental innovations

Panagopoulos, Andreas (2011) The effect of IP protection on radical and incremental innovations. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 2 (3). pp. 393-404. ISSN 1868-7873

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This paper examines the effects of risk in shaping and developing innovations at the country level by introducing the idea that strong patent protection can lead innovators to rest on their laurels. Specifically, in the context of a simple static framework, the model shows that there is a negative relationship between the ability of the economy to innovate and how strong patent protection should be.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Knowledge Economy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intellectual property ; Sequential innovation ; Patent races
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
ID Code: 44447
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:16
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 03:33
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