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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    Making Innovation Work for China and other Developing Countries

    Along the entire “innovation chain” — from research and development, to production and commercialization — government and private sectors have very different roles to play. Watch the video

    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