Council Special Report on the U.S. Intellectual Property System in a Global Perspective

Director: Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Author: Keith E. Maskus, Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics, University of Colorado
March 2006 - November 2006

This report evaluates the effectiveness of the U.S. intellectual property regime in encouraging innovation and discusses the U.S. push to harmonize intellectual property standards with its trading partners. Professor Maskus argues that the intellectual property system is so skewed toward patent holders that it actually discourages innovation, and that the aggressive drive toward harmonization with other countries should be replaced by an emphasis on the enforcement of existing standards.

Publications

Meetings

Advisory Committee ⁄ Washington

Council Special Report on The U.S. Intellectual Property System in a Global Perspective: Second Advisory Committee Meeting

Presider:

Daniel F. Burton Jr., Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Salesforce.com

Speaker:

Keith E. Maskus, Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics, University of Colorado
May 19, 2006

This meeting is not for attribution.

Advisory Committee

Council Special Report on The U.S. Intellectual Property System in a Global Perspective: First Advisory Committee Meeting

Presider:

Daniel F. Burton Jr., Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Salesforce.com

Speaker:

Keith E. Maskus, Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics, University of Colorado
March 24, 2006

This meeting is not for attribution.