Region Focus

Fourth Quarter 2011

Patents Pending

The system designed to protect and promote innovation could be slowing it down

Read Article

Related Links

Allison, John R., Mark A. Lemley, and Joshua Walker. "Extreme Value or Trolls on Top? The Characteristics of the Most-Litigated Patents." University of Pennsylvania Law Review, December 2009, vol. 158, no. 1, pp. 1-37.

Buccafusco, Christopher, and Christopher Sprigman. "Valuing Intellectual Property: An Experiment." Cornell Law Review, 2010, vol. 96, no. 1, pp. 1-46.

Tabarrok, Alexander. "Patent Theory versus Patent Law." Contributions to Economic Analysis & Policy, 2002, vol. 1, no. 1.

Contact Us

Aaron Steelman
Publications Director

Order Publications

Order single copies of or subscribe to Econ Focus (formerly Region Focus) and other publications from the Federal Reserve System.