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Intellectual Property Rights - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080339023, 9781483295268

Intellectual Property Rights

1st Edition

Author: D. L. Bosworth
eBook ISBN: 9781483295268
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st October 1986
Page Count: 301
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Table of Contents

(partial) Introduction: R & D as a production process. The need for statistics of the output of R & D. General comments on the availability of data. Types of research and outputs of the R & D process. Discovery and invention. The scope of this study. Definition and measurement: Introduction. Protective data: definitions applied by the issuing body. Miscellaneous problems associated with protectionist data. Patentable ideas and the theoretical concept of invention. Other areas of intellectual property. Patentable Information: Introduction. Micro data. Summary patent statistics. European patents and patent statistics. Design Information: Introduction. Micro information. Summary information. International design sources. Other Types of Intellectual Property: Introduction. Protection of plant varieties. Utility models. Inventors certificates. Technical know-how. Royalties Data: Introduction. Census of production data. Overseas royalty transactions data. Miscellaneous survey work. General comments and problems. Comparison of data from principal UK sources. Conclusions and Proposals. Bibliography. Appendices. Index.


This volume reviews the publicly available sources of statistical information on intellectual property rights, looking principally at patents, designs, royalties and inventions. The book examines the criteria against which intellectual property is measured, discussing the definitions of 'inventive activity' and 'applied research'; the differences between 'inventiveness' and 'creativity'; the meaning of originality; and the distinctions between scientific originality, industrial inventiveness and business acumen. A valuable source of information for researchers and professionals in the field.


For social scientists, economists, lawyers.


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D. L. Bosworth

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Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, UK