Economists generally agree that innovation is important to economic growth and that government support for innovation is necessary. Of late, however, there has been a weakening of the US patent system, a decline in direct funding of research, and a weakening of tax policy tools used to encourage new innovation.
Also in this edition of IP Literature Watch, we question whether copyright should subsist in works created by artificial intelligence, and review recent Chinese court decisions on IP to explore their implicit consumer policy implications.
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License to all or access to all? A law and economics assessment of standard development organizations’ licensing rules
Should FRAND commitments be interpreted to require licensing all comers or could access to standards can be achieved through other, less rigid means?