Innovation and Its Discontents
Adam Jaffe and Josh Lerner’s Innovation and Its Discontents is a new book that tells the story of how recent changes in patenting—an institutional process that was created to nurture innovation—have wreaked havoc on innovators, businesses, and economic productivity. Jaffe and Lerner, who have spent the past two decades studying the patent system, show how legal changes initiated in the 1980s converted the system from a stimulator of innovation to a creator of litigation and uncertainty that threatens the innovation process itself. This web site provides information about the book, as well as some useful links to those interested in the topic.
Patent Prescription (IEEE Spectrum)
Patent Medicine (Harvard Business Review)
Selected Reviews and Recognitions