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A first look at Internet Business Methods Patents, Science, Technology and the Economy Program (STE) - Working Papers Series STE-WP-12

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Prof. Neil Gandal
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Gandal Neil . A first look at Internet Business Methods Patents, Science, Technology and the Economy Program (STE) - Working Papers Series STE-WP-12 Haifa Israel: Samuel Neaman Institute, 2002. https://www.neaman.org.il/EN/First-look-Internet-Business-Methods-Patents-STE-WP-12
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Despite the concerns about the proliferation of software and Internet business patents, there has been no systematic empirical research on Internet patents.

 

In this project, I take a first-look at Internet patents. I examine whether there are systematic differences between Internet business method patents and other software patents in the same patent classes.

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