The summer temperatures may send London into meltdown, but that doesn't mean that publications have stopped. Hot off the presses is, "Innovation and IPRS in China and USA: Myths, Realities and Opportunities," edited by Kung-Chung Liu and Uday S. Racherla. The book is a collection of essays from IP experts around the world. Part I of the book looks at doctrinal and empirical analysis, and Part II looks at China and USA separately.
Naturally this Kat was drawn to the empirical analysis. A chapter by Racherla investigates the relationship between IPR and innovation. Racherla performs a literature review of studies by the USPTO, the EU IPO and case studies of technological and business model innovations in the U.S. and USA. Asking, "Do IPRs Promote Innovation?," he answers, "it depends."
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