Patents and Technical Progress--A Study of Television

  title={Patents and Technical Progress--A Study of Television},
  author={William Rupert Maclaurin},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={142 - 157}
  • W. Maclaurin
  • Published 1 April 1950
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
IN RECENT years there has been a mounting volume of criticism of the American patent system. The critics have maintained that it has been grossly distorted from its original purpose; that it has become a tool of the giant corporations which operate large patent factories primarily to bolster their monopolistic position; and that it no longer serves to stimulate invention but frequently has the reverse effect.' Accordingly, a whole series of governmental investigating committees have started out… 
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