Response - Patent Remedies and Practical Reason
Thomas F. Cotter
University of Minnesota Law School
September 16, 2010
Texas Law Review See Also, Vol. 88, 2010
Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-51
In this Response, Professor Thomas Cotter compares his concept of “practical reason,” which emphasizes the need for choice, deliberation, and communication in the face of radical uncertainty and conflicting norms, with Golden’s five principles for patent remedies. Cotter argues that the application of Golden’s principles would be grounded in a form of practical reason; both methodologies take a nondogmatic approach to making rational judgments under conditions of uncertainty. But Cotter also offers two critiques of Golden: first, Golden sometimes seems to betray a Platonic longing for something more determinate than practical reason; and second, Cotter disagrees with Golden’s analysis on specific issues within the field of patent remedies.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: patent remedies, reasonable royalties, patent damagesAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 17, 2010 ; Last revised: September 29, 2010
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