Authors: Andreas Panagopoulos
Addresses: University of Lancaster Management School, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YX, UK
Abstract: Even though stronger patent protection increases an innovator|s incentives to innovate, the entrenched boundaries of her innovation may prove non-surpassable to some innovators, who choose not to innovate. As innovators abstain from innovating we should witness a reduction in knowledge spillovers that hinders innovation.
Keywords: patents; innovation barriers; knowledge spillovers; knowledge creation; intellectual property rights; IPR; patent protection.
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 2009 Vol.9 No.1/2, pp.4 - 11
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