Direct Protection of Innovation

  • William Kingston

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The “Thesis” Chapters

    1. William Kingston
      Pages 1-34
    2. William Kingston
      Pages 35-58
    3. William Kingston
      Pages 59-86
    4. William Kingston
      Pages 87-123
  3. The “Critical” Chapters

    1. André Piatier
      Pages 125-155
    2. Thomas Mandeville, Stuart Macdonald
      Pages 157-170
    3. Gordon Tullock
      Pages 171-199
    4. Z. A. Silberston
      Pages 201-213
    5. Henk Wouter de Jong
      Pages 215-226
    6. André Bouju
      Pages 247-256
  4. The “Response” Chapters

    1. W. Kingston
      Pages 277-337
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 339-346

About this book


1 When in the late seventies the Commission started its preparatory work on a plan of action(l) for the creation of a real Community Innovation market, obviously the question came up, how patents or industrial property could specifically help in stimulating technological and industrial innovation and technology transfer in the Community. From an earlier contractor's study(2) about possible items of action in patent law for the improvement of the impact of patents and patenting upon innovation, it was clear that, in principle, there was room for improvement but shortage of information as to how and to what extent efficient improvements should and could be made. 2 In the early 1980s then, the need for clarifying the potential for improve­ ment in patent law and patent practice became more pressing, so that the Commission convened an informal meeting of experts on 3/4 November 1982 in Luxembourg, in order to discuss the issues relevant to the relation­ ship between patent protection and innovation and to identify suitable subject matter for action or study. 38 experts from nine Member States, coming from different areas of activity in industrial property or in innova­ tion attended the meeting, which was chaired by two of them.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William Kingston
    • 1
  1. 1.Trinity CollegeUniversity of DublinIreland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-1267-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1265-1
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