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The paper A Bayesian Model to Predict Content Creation with Two-Sided Peer Influence in Content Platforms caught my eye in my SSRN feed. It's by Bin Zhang (Arizona - MIS), Anjana Susarla (Michigan State - Business), and Ramay...
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Gaétan de Rassenfosse & Adam B. Jaffe have posted Are Patent Fees Effective at Weeding out Low-quality Patents? (sorry, behind NBER paywall, though many universities have subscriptions). The abstract is here: The paper inves...
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One of my seminar students once wrote a paper on aesthetic functionality in trademark law, which limits product or packaging design in some (non-utilitarian) cases. She struggled mightily. Every time she came to me with a dra...
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In All of This Has Happened Before and All of This Will Happen Again: Innovation in Copyright Licensing, Rebecca Tushnet considers whether easier, cheaper (even free) licensing of copyrighted works should supplant fair use do...
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 Dirk Czarnitzki and four coauthors from a variety of institutions have posted Individual Versus Institutional Ownership of University-Discovered Inventions to SSRN. The abstract is short and to the point: We examine how the...
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Following my post last week, I confidently proclaimed at a conference yesterday that the true abandonment rate was about 9%. I was--kindly, thankfully--corrected by the target of the comment, who just so happens to be a co-au...
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For those (likely few) people who read this blog but don't read Patently-O, I have a guest post on my article The Layered Patent System, 101 Iowa L. Rev. (forthcoming), at Patently-O today.
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We now have dueling patent reform letters to Congress by economists and legal scholars. The pro reform side. The anti-major-reform side. My work - including the very same article - is cited in the bibliography added to both l...
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Greg Reilly (Cal. Western School of Law) has posted Linking Patent Reform and Civil Litigation Reform.The article considers whether discovery reform in patent cases should be viewed in a vacuum. The abstract: Patent reform i...
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Late last year, I moderated a conference panel in which Thomas Rønde (Copenhagen Business School) presented Does the Mobility of R&D Labor Increase Innovation? I'm glad to see that he and his co-authors, Ulrich Kaiser (Univ. ...
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Paul Heald (Illinois), Martin Kretschmer, and Kris Erickson (both Univ. of Glasgow) have posted The Valuation of Unprotected Works: A Case Study of Public Domain Photographs on Wikipedia. The article is an attempt to value a ...
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In A Restatement of Copyright Law as More Independent and Stable Treatise, 79 Brooklyn L. Rev. 457 (2014), Ann Bartow considers the pitfalls of treatises as overarching guides to complex laws. These pitfalls include conflicts...
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  • University of Chicago Law School
    Law, 8 - 5
  • Stanford University
    Public Policy/Economics, 8 - 5