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Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law

Michael A. Carrier


In recent years, innovation has been threatened by the United States legal system. Much of the blame can be attributed to the antitrust and intellectual property (IP) laws. This book seeks to encourage a reversal of this trend, offering ten revolutionary proposals, from pharmaceuticals to peer-to-peer software, to help foster innovation. The book illustrates the benefits of improving the patent system and incorporating innovation into copyright and antitrust law. It also dips into a rich business literature to import ideas on “disruptive innovation” and “user innovation.” The book replaces the ... More

Keywords: innovation, antitrust, intellectual property, IP, pharmaceuticals, peer-to-peer software, patent, copyright

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195342581
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342581.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael A. Carrier, author