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Economics of intellectual property law

Author: Robert P Merges
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, ©2007.
Series: Economic approaches to law, 16.
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Brings together key readings on the subject of the law and economics of intellectual property rights - patents, copyrights and trademarks. This collection is suitable for scholars of intellectual  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Economics of intellectual property law.
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, ©2007
(OCoLC)761963915
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Merges
ISBN: 9781845425456 1845425456
OCLC Number: 171559773
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Vol. 1. Patents. The prospect theory of the patent system and unproductive competition / Roger L. Beck --
Fundamental deficiencies of the American patent law / Alfred E. Kahn --
The nature and function of the patent system / Edmund W. Kitch --
The economics of patents : lessons from recent U.S. patent reform / Nancy T. Gallini --
Optimal patent length and breadth / Richard Gilbert and Carl Shapiro --
Longer patents for lower imitation barriers : the 1984 Drug Act / Henry Grabowski and John Vernon --
Patent law and rent dissipation / Mark F. Grady and Jay I. Alexander --
The patent-antitrust intersection : a reappraisal / Louis Kaplow --
Characteristics of patent litigation : a window on competition / Jean O. Lanjouw and Mark Schankerman --
150 years of patent protection / Josh Lerner --
Imitation costs and patents : an empirical study / Edwin Mansfield, Mark Schwartz and Samuel Wagner --
On the complex economics of patent scope / Robert P. Merges and Richard R. Nelson --
Of property rules, Coase, and intellectual property / Robert P. Merges --
The optimum life of a patent : reply / William D. Nordhaus --
International patenting and the less-developed countries / Edith Penrose --
Estimates of the value of patent rights in European countries during the post-1950 period / Mark Schankerman and Ariel Pakes --
Firm size, market structure, opportunity, and the output of patented inventions / F.M. Scherer --
Nordhaus' theory of optimal patent life : a geometric interpretation --
Standing on the shoulders of giants : cumulative research and the patent law / Suzanne Scotchmer --
The economics of invention incentives : patents, prizes, and research contracts / Brian D. Wright Vol. 2. pt. 1. Copyright. Excerpt from 'Free as the air to common use : First Amendment constraints on enclosure of the public domain' / Yochai Benkler --
An economic analysis of copyright collective / Stanley M. Besen, Sheila N. Kirby, and Steven C. Salop --
Private copying, appropriability, and optimal copying royalties / Stanley M. Besen and Sheila Nataraj Kirby --
The uneasy case for copyright : a study of copyright in books, photocopies, and computer programs / Stephen Breyer --
Reconstructing the fair use doctrine / William W. Fisher III --
The economics of copying / William R. Johnson --
An economic analysis of copyright law / William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner --
Some simple economics of open source / Josh Lerner and Jean Tirole --
Buying, sharing and renting information goods / Hal R. Varian --
The genius and the copyright economic and legal conditions of the emergence of the "author" / Martha Woodmansee --
pt. 2. Trademarks. Enforcement costs and trademark puzzels / Robert G. Bone --
Trademarks and generic words : an effect-on-competition test / John F. Coverdale --
Foreign counterfeiting of status goods / Gene M. Grossman and Carl Shapiro --
Trade-marks and trade names : an analysis and synthesis, II --
Trademark law : an economic perspective / William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner --
The rational basis of trademark protection / Frank I. Schechter --
What's in a name? Reputation as a tradeable asset / Steven Tadelis.
Series Title: Economic approaches to law, 16.
Responsibility: edited by Robert P. Merges.

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