Patent Intensity and Economic Growth

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Economic growth has traditionally been attributed to the increase in national production arising from technological innovation. Using a panel of seventy-nine countries bridging the North-South divide, Patent Intensity and Economic Growth is an important empirical study on the uncertain relationship between patents and economic growth. It considers the impact of one-size-fits-all patent policies on developing countries and their innovation-based economic growth, including those policies originating from the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Trade Organization and the World Health Organization, as well as initiatives derived from the TRIPS Agreement and the Washington Consensus. This book argues against patent harmonization across countries and provides an analytical framework for country group coalitioning on policy at UN level. It will appeal to scholars and students of patent law, national and international policy makers, venture capitalist investors, and research and development managers, as well as researchers in intellectual property, innovation and economic growth.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages409
ISBN (Electronic)9781316162675
ISBN (Print)9781107098909, 9781107491786
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Daniel Benoliel 2017.


  • Economic development
  • פיתוח כלכלי
  • تطوّر اقتصاديّ
  • Technological innovations -- Economic aspects
  • חידושים טכנולוגיים -- היבטים כלכליים
  • Patents -- Economic aspects
  • פטנטים -- היבטים כלכליים
  • Technological innovations -- Law and legislation
  • חידושים טכנולוגיים -- חוק וחקיקה
  • Patent laws and legislation
  • פטנטים, חוקים וחקיקה
  • Patents (International law) -- History
  • פטנטים (משפט בינלאומי) -- היסטוריה

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)


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