Intellectual Property

Open Source

Open source is an approach to the design, development, and distribution of software, offering accessibility to a software’s source code. It is a licensing model of intellectual property.

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Open Source Software: The New Intellectual Property Paradigm

This paper reviews how open source software development works.

By: Suzanne Scotchmer, Stephen M. Maurer

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Government Procurement

“Procurement” is the process by which governments choose to obtain and buy goods and services from the private sector.

TAP Blog

Josh Lerner Discusses His Work with Nobel Laureate Jean Tirole

Harvard Business School professor Josh Lerner shares insights from his work with Professor Jean Tirole of Toulouse University on the economics of knowledge sharing and knowledge sharing organizations.

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The Lesson of the Power Loom

"During the early stage of a major new technology, inventors share designs and knowledge and patent little; later, things become more competitive and patents play a larger role. As technologies mature, firms share less and patent more." — James Bessen, Lecturer, Boston University School of Law

James Bessen
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May 21, 2014