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La République des inventeurs : Propriété et organisation de l'innovation en France (1791-1922)

Abstract : This book studies the relationship between technological innovation and industrial property in France, one of the first nations to adopt a modern legislation on patents. This study, focused on practices, analyses the role of the individual inventor, who is a familiar character of our collective imagination and a key actor of technological change in the nineteenth century. It also sheds light on the social dimension of inventive activity by describing its institutions: technical reviews, corporations and industrial exhibitions are stakeholders of technical progress. Finally, this book aims to think the slow emergence of industrial research in big French firms from the early twentieth century, whereas the French patent system is still based on individual and democratic values in phase with the ideal of a Republic of inventors.
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Gabriel Galvez-Behar. La République des inventeurs : Propriété et organisation de l'innovation en France (1791-1922). Presses universitaires de Rennes, pp.352, 2008, Carnot, P. Harismendy. ⟨halshs-00339140⟩

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