Talk:Economics and patents
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This article looks biased. Please check this point further. --Edcolins 12:03, 2 November 2005 (UTC)
There is in fact significant controversy over whether patents are at all beneficial to the economy. It is also well established that patents, as a form of monopoly, are likely to create economic inefficiencies. From an economics point of view the main question is whether any benefit that patents provide can be shown to outweigh the harm that they cause. The article seems not so much biased as completely oblivious to the entire existence of another point of view Hawthorn 14:52, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
FTC-Osiris 20:47, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
The article is not really biased as it is not giving an actual opinion as to the usefulness of the patent system as a whole. What it is giving is the justification of the patent system as a whole. The fact that there is another point of view is different.
However, I agree that this page should contain both points of view as that was what I was looking for. If the author wishes to not add, the article could be renamed justifications for patents systems or some such. FTC-Osiris 20:47, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
- I've reworked the intro to provide both sides of the story. As per Hawthorwn, the writing is not biased (but is rather strongly worded), the other side simply isn't there. I do not consider myself knoweledgeable enough to write anything meaningful about the argument against patents. Hawthorn, you seem to be familiar with the subject, can you write something? I think sources will be needed if statements such as "likely to create economic inefficiencies", as they are, at least, debatable points. Kcordina Talk 10:20, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
The article does not provide a comprehensive view
The article in its current form (May 3, 2006) does not provide a comprehensive view. It appears to be difficult to provide such a view as the topic has turned out to be extremely complex. If time permits and there are no objections I will restructure the article over the next few months. The "patent system" has without doubt an economic impact and as such I believe that the article is intended to discuss the effects of intellectual property on the economy overall with a specific focus on the effects of patents. The effects should be presented in a factual manner i.e. they should not be categorized into "pros and cons". Such a classification may likely be subjective. Also an essay on the economic impact of intellectual property should refrain from discussing unsupported rationales and motivations for or against a patent system. This should only be argued subsequently and with great caution - see E. Machlup's report on the economics of patents from the 1950s. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs)
- I think we'll all be happy about any improvement to the article. The subject appears indeed to be rather complex and would definitely require a factual and neutral framework with references to academic papers and reliable studies. --Edcolins 06:48, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
This WIPO awarded has added Inventor’s view point. After participating in EXPO85 at PLOVDIV I decided to visit USA in 1986 to study the market and USPO. This inventor was asked to Find Out the patent documents put in boxes in a huge building. Copying charges were 25 cents page and only patent attorneys could copy documents. I requested an attorney to get me a page of a document as a souvenir. Science Reference Library in London was different; all European Patents one page summary was available in subject wise folders. One could study the summary of EU patents and if required order full document. In four days I searched all electrical mechanical inventions filed in EU over three years.
Thus patents knowledge was accessible only to a few top professionals who were determined to access it. Time has changed now. All engineers and scientists and most companies in the world has internet connection and could access any patent office in the world and down patent documents.
One must also consider that an inventor files a patent at idea stage; invariably competition around the world could access his patented invention on publication some years before its commercial introduction. Competition is always able to improve their products in quality, performance & price all driven by competition from a patented new technology. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Corruptionfree (talk • contribs) 08:17, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
- Thanks for your contributions. Please could you add precise and reliable sources to help readers verify the source of the information you have added. Otherwise, the section you have added can be removed by anyone for lack of verifiability. Thank you. --Edcolins (talk) 19:11, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Break out Patent Valuation
I've been thinking about breaking out "Patent Valuation" and expanding it to include common methods of calcuating patent value in license or sales negotiations. Any objections?--Nowa (talk) 11:07, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm going to be editing this page more frequently in the coming weeks. This is my 1st venture into Wikipedia as an editor, so please give me some constructive feedback. Right now this page could use a huge overhaul. I'll start slow by adding links, sources, references. I'd like to build up the current discussions around patents (pros and cons) and their impact to the economy. Thanks Kehiii (talk) 17:08, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
The section "Economic benefits" seems to present only the opinion that patents do not encourage innovations. This seems to violate our neutrality policy, see Wikipedia:Neutral point of view. --Edcolins (talk) 21:00, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
"Since the patent provides the firm with the right to develop the product.."
The passage "Since the patent provides the firm with the right to develop the product" is rather unclear, if not incorrect... A patent is not a "right to develop" a product, but a right to prevent others from commercially exploiting the patented product/process. --Edcolins (talk) 09:00, 10 June 2012 (UTC)