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Patents, Inventions and the Dynamics of Innovation

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Patents, Inventions and the Dynamics of Innovation

A Multidisciplinary Study

9781845429584 Edward Elgar Publishing
Roger Cullis, Senior Visiting Fellow, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, University of London, UK
Publication Date: 2007 ISBN: 978 1 84542 958 4 Extent: 352 pp
This unique study investigates the path of innovation in the electrical, electronics and communications engineering industries. It presents a holistic, multi-disciplinary analysis of innovation based on case studies of paradigm-changing inventions – spanning two hundred years – which altered the course of the global economy.

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This unique study investigates the path of innovation in the electrical, electronics and communications engineering industries. It presents a holistic, multi-disciplinary analysis of innovation based on case studies of paradigm-changing inventions – spanning two hundred years – which altered the course of the global economy.

The stimuli and constraints which control the dynamics of these innovations are pin-pointed in this book and applied to emerging technologies. Roger Cullis tests the analysis using a recent technology which underpins the embryonic information-based economy. He demonstrates that it is possible to use the hierarchical and time dependent nature of the stimuli and constraints he has identified to predict the likely success of a new technological invention.

Considering the impact of all factors which contribute to the success of innovations, this unique book will be of great interest to inventors, patent attorneys and intellectual property practitioners and academics. It will also interest licensing executives and venture capitalists, innovation economists and government policymakers.
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‘. . . a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the socio-economic factors that influence innovations. This book is unlike any other texts currently available as it offers a unique practical and multidisciplinary study on how inventions have occurred over the past two hundred years, affecting the growth of the economy. . . The book concludes with a very useful prologue. . . the author should be congratulated. He has provided a highly valuable contribution to the deep understanding of the dynamics of innovation, one of the most relevant topics of our global economy. From these assumptions, Patents, Inventions and the Dynamics of Innovation will be of great interest and will serve as an important point of reference for a variety of audiences, spanning from inventors themselves to patent attorneys, IP practitioners, academics and innovation economists.’
– Rosa Maria Ballardini, Scripted
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Contents: Preface 1. Prologue 2. Setting the Scene 3. Placing the Research in Context 4. Analysis of Technological Innovation Case Studies 5. The Nature and Process of Invention 6. The Logistics of Innovation 7. ‘All Change!’ – Stimuli and Constraints 8. Faith, Hope and Clarity – The Inventor’s Role 9. Carrot and Stick – The Influence of Official Policy 10. Chicken and Egg – Do Existing Markets Control Inventions... 11. ... Or Do Innovations Make Markets? 12. Many a Mickle Makes a Model 13. Empirical Rules, OK? 14. Post Scriptum 15. Epilogue References Index
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