This book examines the influence of the intellectual property laws and practices on formal and informal institutions and patterns of behavior, focusing on the relation between intellectual property protection and economic development. It is written for both policy makers and scholars.
Table of Contents
1. Intellectual Property Protection as Infrastructure 2. What Intellectual Property Is 3. How Intellectual Property Works 4. Intellectual Property and Economics 5. Case Materials from Brazil and Mexico 6. Reflections on the Case Materials 7. The Myths of Weak Protection 8. The Cost of Protection 9. Protection: Powerful Development Tool