The Hoover Institution presents an online virtual speaker series based on the scholarly research and commentary written by Hoover fellows participating in the Human Prosperity Project on Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism. Tune in on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:00 am PT.
Almost 200 leaders in business and academe gathered June 19 and 20 at the Hoover Institution to discuss intellectual capital and its impact on business strategy, legal protections, and global competitiveness.
Does the US patent system hold up or push forward the commercialization of technological innovations?
Does the US patent system as currently constituted hold up or push forward the commercialization of technological innovations? Does the US patent system frustrate or facilitate the inventive activities and entrepreneurial processes central to economic growth? The US patent system is a solution to a delicate balancing act where the complete absence of intellectual property rights or the overly broad specification of those rights can thwart innovation. Inventors require the means to earn a return on the years spent perfecting an invention