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IRPN: Innovation & Patent Law & Policy (Sub-Topic)

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 27 Apr 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 5,221 The Direct Costs from NPE Disputes
James E. Bessen and Michael J. Meurer
Boston University - School of Law and Boston University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Jun 2012
Last Revised: 27 Mar 2015
2 4,419 The Private and Social Costs of Patent Trolls
James E. Bessen, Michael J. Meurer and Jennifer Laurissa Ford
Boston University - School of Law, Boston University - School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date posted to database: 19 Sep 2011
Last Revised: 30 Sep 2012
3 4,399 Software Patents and the Return of Functional Claiming
Mark A. Lemley
Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 26 Jul 2012
Last Revised: 25 May 2014
4 4,093 The Myth of the Sole Inventor
Mark A. Lemley
Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 2 Jun 2011
Last Revised: 30 Sep 2012
5 4,091 Where to File Your Patent Case
Mark A. Lemley
Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 3 May 2010
Last Revised: 7 Dec 2014
6 4,045 High Technology Entrepreneurs and the Patent System: Results of the 2008 Berkeley Patent Survey
Stuart J.H. Graham, Robert P. Merges, Pamela Samuelson and Ted M. Sichelman
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Date posted to database: 4 Jul 2009
Last Revised: 9 Aug 2014
7 3,383 A Generation of Software Patents
James E. Bessen
Boston University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Jun 2011
Last Revised: 10 Jun 2012
8 3,311 Predicting Patent Litigation
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 18 Aug 2011
Last Revised: 8 Jun 2014
9 3,637 Startups and Patent Trolls
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 13 Sep 2012
Last Revised: 30 Aug 2013
10 3,322 Patent Troll Myths
Michael Risch
Villanova University School of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Mar 2011
Last Revised: 30 Sep 2012

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
26 Feb 2015 through 27 Apr 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 200 A Federal Information Quality Act Challenge to the White House 'Patent Troll' Report
Ron D. Katznelson
Bi-Level Technologies
Date posted to database: 2 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 8 Apr 2015
2 168 The Impact of Software Piracy on Inclusive Human Development: Evidence from Africa
Simplice A. Asongu and Antonio R. Andrés
African Governance and Development Institute and Universidad Camilo José Cela
Date posted to database: 1 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 7 Mar 2015
3 110 How Courts Adjudicate Patent Definiteness and Disclosure
John R. Allison and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette
University of Texas - McCombs School of Business and Stanford University
Date posted to database: 21 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 21 Mar 2015
4 94 Exhausting Patents
Wentong Zheng
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2015
5 93 Patent Demands and Initial Public Offerings
Robin Feldman and Evan Frondorf
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of California Hastings College of the Law
Date posted to database: 9 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 9 Apr 2015
6 92 Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Patent Damages
William F Lee and A. Douglas Melamed
WilmerHale, LLP and Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 14 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 23 Apr 2015
7 72 How Misleading Scholarship Contorted an Individual Inventors' Story of Virtuous Patent Enforcement into a 'Patent Troll' Fable
Ron D. Katznelson
Bi-Level Technologies
Date posted to database: 23 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 25 Mar 2015
8 70 The Misinterpretation of eBay v. MercExchange and Why: An Analysis of the Case History, Precedent, and Parties
Ryan T. Holte
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 7 Mar 2015
9 59 Giving the Federal Circuit a Run for its Money: Challenging Patents in the PTAB
Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss
New York University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 4 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 4 Mar 2015
10 59 Patent Asymmetries
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 12 Apr 2015





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