Rethinking Patent Law

Rethinking Patent Law

by Robin Feldman
     
 

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Scientific and technological innovations are forcing the inadequacies of patent law into the spotlight. Robin Feldman explains why patents are causing so much trouble. She urges lawmakers to focus on crafting rules that anticipate future bargaining, not on the impossible task of assigning precise boundaries to rights when an invention is new.  See more details below

Overview

Scientific and technological innovations are forcing the inadequacies of patent law into the spotlight. Robin Feldman explains why patents are causing so much trouble. She urges lawmakers to focus on crafting rules that anticipate future bargaining, not on the impossible task of assigning precise boundaries to rights when an invention is new.

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Sonia K. Katyal
A beautifully written, engaging account of the bargain aspect of patent entitlements. Feldman's influential theory transforms the way we look at inventions and the laws protecting them. A pathbreaking work that is required reading for anyone wishing to understand how our patent system operates—and how it should change for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674070172
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
566 KB

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Sonia K. Katyal
A beautifully written, engaging account of the bargain aspect of patent entitlements. Feldman's influential theory transforms the way we look at inventions and the laws protecting them. A pathbreaking work that is required reading for anyone wishing to understand how our patent system operates—and how it should change for the future.
Sonia K. Katyal, Fordham University School of Law

Meet the Author

Robin Feldman is Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

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