The re-inventor's dilemma: a tragedy of the public domain

By Sariel, A., Mishori, D., Agassi, J.

Unlike the tragedy of the commons that consists in overuse of public resources, the tragedy of the public domain or, more precisely, of intellectual properties publicly available (namely expired patents), consists in their underuse.

This tragedy, we argue, is due to the phenomenon we term the re-inventor’s dilemma, the unpleasant choice …read more

Source:: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice