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Innovation for the 21st CenturyHarnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law$
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Michael A. Carrier

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195342581

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342581.001.0001

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Innovation for the 21st Century

Michael A. Carrier

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with an overview of patent and copyright law, offering a synthesis of the elements most important for innovation. It then explores justifications for intellectual property (IP). It asks whether IP is necessary by examining other incentives for innovation. Finally, it traces dangers of IP protection such as monopoly loss, innovation bottlenecks, and harms to disruptive and user innovation.

Keywords:   intellectual property, IP, innovation, patent law, copyright law, infringement, natural rights, utilitarianism, patent critique, copyright critique, application

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