OECD: Patents and Innovation: Trends and Policy Challenges
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 29 Sep 2008 13:11
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Software and services are new subject matter for patents, although to a different extent across countries. The impact of patents on innovation and diffusion in this area has yet to be systematically evaluated, and such evaluation is sorely needed. The quality and breadth of software patents also need to be monitored, and patent offices should keep up their efforts to systematise their experience and knowledge base. The role of patents in the expanding world of open source software also needs to be evaluated.
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