Offers a penetrating look at how patents have become one of the most potent financial tools of the 1990s and investigates how American, Japanese and other companies around the world are using patent litigation to prohibit competition and stifle innovation. The impact of patent battles in industries such as semiconductors, software and biotechnology is scrutinized. Profiles the way Japanese companies often surround an original patent with derivative patents in order to limit its value.
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Table of Contents
The New Wealth of Nations.
Background to Conflict.
Protecting Patent, Market, and Company.
Defending the Patent Borders.
Software: Protecting the $50 Billion Art.
Cyberspace, Hackers, and Piracy.
Patenting Frankenstein's Monster: Bacteria, Bugs, and Biotech.
Stifling or Enhancing American Innovation?.