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Posts by Heidi Williams
Heidi Williams and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, both with Stanford University, propose two modest changes the USPTO can implement to address shortcomings in the US patent system.
Stanford economist Heidi Williams investigates how US patent allowances affect firm performance and worker pay. Beyond simply raising average earnings, she finds that patents exacerbate within-firm inequality.
MIT economics professor Heidi Williams reviews recent US Supreme Court rulings on patent eligibility and presents her rigorous empirical research on the question: do patents impede or encourage innovation?
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