Business and Financial Method Patents, Innovation, and Policy
NBER Working Paper No. 14868
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This is a substantially revised and expanded version of a paper prepared for the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank Conference on Business Method Patents, Sea Island, Georgia, April 3-5, 2003 and the EPIP Network Conference on New Challenges to the Patent System, Munich Germany, April 24-25, 2003. Comments from participants in those conferences are gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.