18 January 2011

Patents, innovation

Here's some good news on the R&D front in terms of patents. One problem with this article is its equating of patents with innovation. Not all innovations are patented, or even patentable. A quick review of how the OECD defines innovation (product innovation; process innovation; marketing innovation and organisational innovation) shows that this is more in keeping with a people-centred approach to innovation.

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