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Digital opportunity: A review of intellectual property and growth for HMG

Hargreaves, Ian 2011. Digital opportunity: A review of intellectual property and growth for HMG. [Project Report]. Crown. Available at:

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In advanced economies like the UK’s, innovation is crucial to competitive edge. That makes Intellectual Property (IP) policy an increasingly important tool for stimulating economic growth. Every year in the last decade, investment by UK business in intangible assets has outstripped investment in tangible assets: by £137 billion to £104 billion in 2008. Global trade in IP licences alone is worth more than £600 billion a year: five per cent of world trade and rising. Small and young innovative firms are of crucial importance in terms of growth and jobs but proliferating use of IP rights can push up IP transaction costs and block these new players from entering markets.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Crown
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:01

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