Intellectual Property in a Global Context or What do Patents Really Do?


Scott Stern


April 15, 2014


Innovation Policy Course

Running Time:

39 minutes



This presentation provides an overview of the role of formal intellectual property in encouraging innovation (or not) and the interplay between intellectual property rights and economic development. From a broad perspective, Professor Stern shares insights from a number of studies and discusses the challenges to developing effective markets through intellectual property rights.  

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