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Rethinking patent law

Author: Robin Feldman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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Scientific and technological innovations are forcing patent law into the spotlight and revealing its many glaring inadequacies. Take, for example, the patent case that almost shut down the BlackBerry, or the growing phenomenon of patent trolling, in which patents are acquired for the sole purpose of entrapping companies whose products relate to them. And patents on genes have everyone up in arms—and our courts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Feldman, Robin.
Rethinking patent law.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011041720
(OCoLC)756200231
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Feldman
ISBN: 9780674064966 0674064968
OCLC Number: 796813130
Description: 1 online resource (279 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The bargain aspect of patents --
How modern patents operate --
Implications of the bargain aspect for current debates --
Where do processes of nature end and processes of human inventions begin? --
The interaction of patents with contracts & antitrust --
Beyond the state of the art.
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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