The Secret Circuit: The Little-Known Court Where the Rules of the Information Age Unfold

The Secret Circuit: The Little-Known Court Where the Rules of the Information Age Unfold

by Bruce D. Abramson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742552810

ISBN-13: 9780742552814

Pub. Date: 08/10/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Imagine a high impact, low profile, nonpartisan government institution located across the street from the White House. Imagine that it plays a central role in shaping our technology industries, in overseeing globalization, and in holding the federal government responsible for its commercial activities. Imagine that only Congress and the Supreme Court can correct

Overview

Imagine a high impact, low profile, nonpartisan government institution located across the street from the White House. Imagine that it plays a central role in shaping our technology industries, in overseeing globalization, and in holding the federal government responsible for its commercial activities. Imagine that only Congress and the Supreme Court can correct its mistakes. Such an institution exists. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was born in the early 1980s as part of the drive to liberalize and reinvigorate the American economy. Over the past twenty-five years, it has earned its nickname as the 'patent court' by revolutionizing American patent law, but it also oversees international trade law and government business law. Taken together, its docket covers the rules guiding innovation, globalization, and much of government. Are these rules impelling the economy forward or holding it back? Are the policies we have the policies we want? How are we faring, as the economy transitions from the industrial age to the information age? What responsibility does the Federal Circuit bear in shaping America's current economic policies in these three critical areas? The Secret Circuit demystifies this Court's work and answers these questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742552814
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/10/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Chapter 3 Prologue Part 4 Part I: The Secret Circuit Chapter 5 Chapter 1: A Court is Born Chapter 6 Chapter 2: Conservative Liberalism Part 7 Part II: The Patent Court Chapter 8 Chapter 3: From Pilgrims to Progress Chapter 9 Chapter 4: The Main Tent Chapter 10 Chapter 5: From Cutting Edge to Front Page Chapter 11 Chapter 6: Innovation Regulation Part 12 Part III: Not Just the Patent Court Chapter 13 Chapter 7: Are We Poor Enough Yet? Chapter 14 Chapter 8: Looking Forward Chapter 15 Chapter 9: It's Good to be the Government Chapter 16 Chapter 10: The Divine Dignity of the Infringer Part 17 Part IV: The Circuit's Secrets Chapter 18 Chapter 11: Peripheral Vision Chapter 19 Chapter 12: Dawn of the Digital Millennium Chapter 20 Chapter 13: Sherman's March Chapter 21 Chapter 14: Misuse Abuse Chapter 22 Chapter 15: The Permanent Experiment

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