Laws & Patents

    Stronger patents can lead to more innovation by creating an incentive for research and development. They also can be used protectively, creating long-lasting monopolies. At the Institute, we're asking to what extent the law should safeguard patents, and where patent law hurts economic progress.

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    How Government Drives Innovation

    Bill Janeway explains why “efficiency is the enemy of innovation,” and how venture capitalists and the state advance technological change Watch the video

    The Retreat from Hyper-Globalization

    Flows of goods and services, people and capital have overwhelmed the ability of political processes to accommodate them Read more