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Do Patent and Copyright Law Restrict Competition and Creativity Excessively?

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Judge Richard A. Posner

Credit: Guity Nashat

To evaluate optimal patent protection for an invention, one has to consider both the cost of inventing and the cost of copying; the higher the ratio of the former to the latter, the greater the optimal patent protection for the inventor.

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