Patents and the first industrial revolution in the United States, France and Britain, 1700-1850

Bottomley, Sean (2014) Patents and the first industrial revolution in the United States, France and Britain, 1700-1850. IAST working paper, n. 14-14, Toulouse

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Abstract

This paper surveys the recent historiography of three national patent systems during the period of the first industrial revolution – the United States, France and, in particular detail, Britain. The purpose of the paper is two-fold. First, to show in a comparative framework how the institutional parameters of a patent system influence inventive activity. Second, to show that patents can, under certain circumstances, provide a net benefit to society.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: 2014
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 08:12
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 06:41
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:28752
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/21624

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