Information Ecology | James Bessen, The Empirical Evidence on Patents: Do They Work Like Property?

February 27, 2006

Do patents promote innovation and economic growth like property rights do? James Bessen answers this question by reviewing empirical research on patents, including historical research, cross-country studies, estimates of patent value and estimates of litigation costs. This event is hosted by the Center for the Study of the Public Domain as part of the Information Ecology lecture series.

Recorded on February 6, 2006.