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.
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