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Knowledge-Specific Patents and the Additionality Constraint

  • Cristiano Antonelli
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7883-6_734-1


The appreciation of the joint effects of the limited exhaustibility of knowledge and of the knowledge appropriability trade-off calls for the design of a new knowledge policy framework based upon the differentiation of both public subsidies with respect to their actual additionality and intellectual property rights with respect to terms and levels of exclusivity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Economia e Statistica “Cognetti de Martiis”Università di Torino, Collegio Carlo AlbertoTorinoItaly