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The Choice between Formal and Informal Intellectual Property: A Review

Hall, Bronwyn and Helmers, Christian and Rogers, Mark and Sena, Vania (2014) 'The Choice between Formal and Informal Intellectual Property: A Review.' Journal of Economic Literature, 52 (2). pp. 375-423. ISSN 0022-0515

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Abstract

<jats:p> We survey the economic literature, both theoretical and empirical, on the choice of intellectual property protection by firms. Our focus is on the trade-offs between using patents and disclosing versus the use of secrecy, although we also look briefly at the use of other means of formal intellectual property protection. (JEL D82, K11, O31, O34) </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2014 15:51
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 11:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11159

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