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Lerner, Josh, 1994, "The Importance of Patent Scope: An Empirical Analysis," Rand Journal of Economics. 25, 319-333.

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Lerner, Josh, 1994, "The Importance of Trade Secrecy: Evidence from Civil Litigation." Unpublished manuscript. Boston: Harvard University.

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