Patent Laws and the Public Good: IPR Protection in Japan and the United States
Focuses on unprecedented growth in technological sophistication around the world that has led to an escalation in both the supply of and demand for intellectual property. Development of patent law in the United States and Japan; Comparing United States and Japanese patent systems; Cultural dimensions and patent law; Historical foundations of intellectual property protection in Japan; Forces leading to harmonization of intellectual property protection.
Baughn, C. Christopher; Bixby, Michael B.; and Woods, Shelton. (1997). "Patent Laws and the Public Good: IPR Protection in Japan and the United States". Business Horizons, 40(4), 59-65.