author={K. Gupta},
  journal={Journal of Competition Law and Economics},
  • K. Gupta
  • Published 2013
  • Economics
  • Journal of Competition Law and Economics
Increases in patent awards and the growing economic importance of innovation have generated a debate among academics and public policy makers about the fundamental nature of the patent system. The debate raises questions regarding the fairness of the patent system, the validity of many types of patents, the rights of the “haves” versus the “have nots,” and whether patents are fostering or harming innovation. The debate focuses on a handful of issues: are there too many patents, are there non… Expand
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