BMW A Company Analysis

The automotive industry is distinguished by a highly competitive market. Thus, the actors on the market struggle with increasing cost of production, development and mature markets. With the aim to increase profit margins and reduce costs, Volkswagen, GM and Ford are some companies, which use the same components in different car models and car brands.

Are Patents used to Suppress Useful Technology?

This article reviews the empirical evidence alleged to demonstrate that innovation has been retarded or blocked by means of corporate strategies for the use of patents.  In other words, are there ways in which the exploitation of the exclusive development right of the patent can be shown to retard the process of innovation, other than in …

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