Does the US patent system hold up or push forward the commercialization of technological innovations?

Does the US patent system frustrate or facilitate the inventive acivities and entrepreneurial processes central to economic growth?

Hoover IP² is working to review the premises of the US patent system and to address questions of scope, specification, duration, and economic impact of that system.

The video of the Hoover IP2 and USPTO Conference “What Is the Academy’s Role in Evidence-based Policy Making for Intellectual Property?” is now available on YouTube.

Watch it here

Recent Working Papers


IP² Working Paper No. 16002
First-Mover Advantages Before and After TRIPS: Evidence from the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry
by Ajay Bhaskarabhatla and Chirantan Chatterjee


IP² Working Paper No. 15018
The Market Impacts of Pharmaceutical Product Patents in Developing Countries
by Mark Duggan, Craig Garthwaite, and Aparajita Goyal


IP² Working Paper No.15017
Insider Trading and Innovation

by Ross Levine, Chen Lin and Lai Wei