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Economists: Any Patent System Will Be a Mess, So We Should Go Without

Dave Burdick

"Both theoretically and empirically, the political economy of government operated patent systems indicates that weak legislation will generally evolve into a strong protection and that the political demand for stronger patent protection comes from old and stagnant industries and firms, not from new and innovative ones. Hence the best solution is to abolish patents entirely...."

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