Is the Patent System Broken?

NYY Times: Does the Patent System Need an Overhaul?

Two professors conclude in a new book that a couple of unrelated and seemingly innocuous administrative reforms of the patent system have caused a shift away from encouraging innovation in favor of exploiting patents largely for lawsuits.
Josh Lerner and Adam B. Jaffe have written a book with a title: “Innovation and Its Discontents: How Our Broken Patent System is Endangering Innovation and Progress, and What To Do About It,” to be published in November by Princeton University Press.

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