14. Concluding Thoughts

  1. Joseph P. Kennedy,
  2. Wayne H. Watkins and
  3. Elyse N. Ball

Published Online: 2 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118410103.ch14

How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers

How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers

How to Cite

Kennedy, J. P., Watkins, W. H. and Ball, E. N. (2012) Concluding Thoughts, in How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118410103.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118369371

Online ISBN: 9781118410103

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Keywords:

  • patent system, innovation and creation/commercialization;
  • patent system, worth its cost with value generated;
  • additional research and knowledge creation;
  • patent system, fostering competition;
  • patent system ignorance, and ensuing consequences

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Is the Patent System Worth the Costs?

  • The Patent System Leads to Additional Research and Knowledge Creation

  • Fostering Competition

  • Results of Ignorance of the Patent System

  • How Law and Technology Yield Patents