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The choice between formal and informal intellectual property: A review

Hall, B and Helmers, C and Rogers, M and Sena, V (2014) 'The choice between formal and informal intellectual property: A review.' Journal of Economic Literature, 52 (2). 375 - 423. ISSN 0022-0515

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group
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Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2014 15:51
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:18
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11159

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