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Stronger patent laws are needed to protect inventions from being pirated. With that protection, manufacturers would be encouraged to invest in the development of new products and technologies. Such investment frequently results in an increase in a manufacturer’s productivity.
Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?
(A) Stronger patent laws tend to benefit financial institutions as well as manufacturers.
(B) Increased productivity in manufacturing is likely to be accompanied by the creation of more manufacturing jobs.
(C) Manufacturers will decrease investment in the development of new products and technologies unless there are stronger patent laws.
(D) The weakness of current patent laws has been a cause of economic recession.
(E) Stronger patent laws would stimulate improvements in productivity for many manufacturers.

OA is E but C E both are attractive. Can somebody give me a logic.
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Re: 1000CR Stronger patent laws [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2010, 10:38
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Answer is E, C is too strong "will decrease investment unless"
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Re: 1000CR Stronger patent laws [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2010, 10:54
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Stronger patent laws are needed to protect inventions from being pirated. With that protection, manufacturers would be encouraged to invest in the development of new products and technologies. Such investment frequently results in an increase in a manufacturer’s productivity.
Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?
(A) Stronger patent laws tend to benefit financial institutions as well as manufacturers.
(B) Increased productivity in manufacturing is likely to be accompanied by the creation of more manufacturing jobs.
(C) Manufacturers will decrease investment in the development of new products and technologies unless there are stronger patent laws.
(D) The weakness of current patent laws has been a cause of economic recession.
(E) Stronger patent laws would stimulate improvements in productivity for many manufacturers.

OA is E but C E both are attractive. Can somebody give me a logic.


With stronger patent laws, manufacturers will be encouraged to invest more does not mean that they will be discouraged with weaker patent laws (may be laws are weak right now and manufacturers are receding their investments?, nothing of this kind can be claimed). So when C states that Manufacturers will decrease investments unless there are stronger laws cannot be asserted, fails the fact-test. Among all remaining options, only E is sensible.
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Re: 1000CR Stronger patent laws [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2010, 12:38
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Stronger patent laws are needed to protect inventions from being pirated. With that protection, manufacturers would be encouraged to invest in the development of new products and technologies. Such investment frequently results in an increase in a manufacturer’s productivity.
Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?
(A) Stronger patent laws tend to benefit financial institutions as well as manufacturers.
(B) Increased productivity in manufacturing is likely to be accompanied by the creation of more manufacturing jobs.
(C) Manufacturers will decrease investment in the development of new products and technologies unless there are stronger patent laws.
(D) The weakness of current patent laws has been a cause of economic recession.
(E) Stronger patent laws would stimulate improvements in productivity for many manufacturers.

OA is E but C E both are attractive. Can somebody give me a logic.


Answer is E....

C is based on the fact that Manufacturers would only be encouraged to do investments if the patent laws are intact! This isnt the case which is stated in the stem! Hence not valid.
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Re: 1000CR Stronger patent laws [#permalink] New post 15 May 2011, 19:18
C and E both seem attractive.

For C:
If A then B (Stronger patent laws then more investment)
If NOT A then NOT B (If weak patent laws then no investment) - NOT always CORRECT

Hence C is out.

Choice E is correct.
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Re: 1000CR Stronger patent laws [#permalink] New post 16 May 2011, 09:31
investments increase productivity, is clearly mentioned in the last line of the argument.

Its a clean E,para phrasing the last line.
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Re: Stronger patent laws are needed to protect inventions from [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2012, 06:19
if there are strong patents, then manufacturers will be encouraged to invest
P -> I

C) manufacturers will decrease investment unless patents are strong
I' [not decrease investment] -> P
this may not be correct. so E is the answer.

a couple of examples of unless statements and their conditional diagrams.
Unless a person studies, he or she will not receive an A+.
A+ -> Study

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Re: Stronger patent laws are needed to protect inventions from [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2012, 03:25
E is conditionally the best answer
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Re: Stronger patent laws are needed to protect inventions from [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2012, 03:48
SudiptoGmat wrote:
Stronger patent laws are needed to protect inventions from being pirated. With that protection, manufacturers would be encouraged to invest in the development of new products and technologies. Such investment frequently results in an increase in a manufacturer’s productivity.
Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?
(A) Stronger patent laws tend to benefit financial institutions as well as manufacturers.
(B) Increased productivity in manufacturing is likely to be accompanied by the creation of more manufacturing jobs.
(C) Manufacturers will decrease investment in the development of new products and technologies unless there are stronger patent laws.
(D) The weakness of current patent laws has been a cause of economic recession.
(E) Stronger patent laws would stimulate improvements in productivity for many manufacturers.

OA is E but C E both are attractive. Can somebody give me a logic.


You cant justify C using the stimulus. Manufacturers may have no option but to invent new products to ensure survival.

E can definately be justified : strong patent laws can stimulate productivity by enticing the producers.
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Re: Stronger patent laws are needed to protect inventions from [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2012, 21:01
SudiptoGmat wrote:
Stronger patent laws are needed to protect inventions from being pirated. With that protection, manufacturers would be encouraged to invest in the development of new products and technologies. Such investment frequently results in an increase in a manufacturer’s productivity.
Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?
(A) Stronger patent laws tend to benefit financial institutions as well as manufacturers.
(B) Increased productivity in manufacturing is likely to be accompanied by the creation of more manufacturing jobs.
(C) Manufacturers will decrease investment in the development of new products and technologies unless there are stronger patent laws.
(D) The weakness of current patent laws has been a cause of economic recession.
(E) Stronger patent laws would stimulate improvements in productivity for many manufacturers.

OA is E but C E both are attractive. Can somebody give me a logic.


Because I think no answer above explains clear and simple enough, I will give mine:

C: There's no certainty that manufacturers will decrease investment. Their investment may not rise, but it may equal to that of previous time. The premise only said " ... manufacturers would be encouraged to invest ..."

E: Correct
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