Intellectual Property Rights and Economic Development

@inproceedings{Maskus2000IntellectualPR,
  title={Intellectual Property Rights and Economic Development},
  author={Keith E. Maskus},
  year={2000}
}
This paper provides an analytical overview of how economic development may be promoted or hindered by an effective system of intellectual property rights (IPRS). IPRS can play a positive role in encouraging new business development, rationalization of inefficient CASE W. RES. J. INT'L L. industry, and inducing technology acquisition and creation. They may harm development prospects by raising the costs of imitation and permitting monopolistic behavior by owners of IPRS. The potential gains and… CONTINUE READING

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