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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 20 Apr 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 4,535 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: 11 Nov 2013
2 3,997 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 3,751 The Myth of the Sole Inventor
Mark A. Lemley
Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 2 Jun 2011
Last Revised: 30 Sep 2012
4 3,716 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: 28 Mar 2013
5 3,180 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
6 3,092 Patent Troll Myths
Michael Risch
Villanova University School of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Mar 2011
Last Revised: 30 Sep 2012
7 3,058 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
8 2,891 The Myth of the Patent Troll: An Alternative View of the Function of Patent Dealers in an Idea Economy
James F. McDonough
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Date posted to database: 30 Jan 2007
Last Revised: 30 Sep 2012
9 2,823 How Are Patent Cases Resolved? An Empirical Examination of the Adjudication and Settlement of Patent Disputes
Jay P. Kesan and Gwendolyn G. Ball
University of Illinois College of Law and Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois
Date posted to database: 30 Sep 2005
Last Revised: 12 Mar 2013
10 2,739 The Rise and Fall of the First American Patent Thicket: The Sewing Machine War of the 1850s
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University School of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Mar 2009
Last Revised: 10 Jun 2012

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
19 Feb 2014 through 20 Apr 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 409 Patent Trolling — Why Bio & Pharmaceuticals Are at Risk
Robin Feldman and W. Nicholson Price
University of California Hastings College of the Law and Harvard University - Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics
Date posted to database: 15 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 15 Mar 2014
2 370 Software Obviousness: The Disconnect between Engineers and the Patent System
Robert E. Purvy
Google, Inc.
Date posted to database: 23 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 23 Feb 2014
3 206 PATENT REFORM 2014: A Comprehensive Guide to Current Patent Reform Developments in Congress, the Executive Branch, the Courts and the States (March 24, 2014 Edition)
Andrew Baluch
Foley & Lardner LLP
Date posted to database: 25 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 1 Apr 2014
4 137 Brief of Amici Curiae Law, Business, and Economics Scholars in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, No. 13-298
Jason Schultz, Brian J. Love, James E. Bessen and Michael J. Meurer
New York University School of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, Boston University - School of Law and Boston University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 27 Feb 2014
5 135 Inventive Application: A History
Jeffrey A. Lefstin
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Date posted to database: 21 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 1 Apr 2014
6 129 Treating RAND Commitments Neutrally
Einer Elhauge
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 21 Feb 2014
7 104 What Patent Attorney Fee Awards Really Look Like
Saurabh Vishnubhakat
Duke University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 6 Apr 2014
8 86 Does Compulsory Licensing Discourage Invention? Evidence from German Patents after the US Trading-with-the-Enemy Act
Joerg Baten, Nicola Bianchi and Petra Moser
University of Tuebingen, Stanford University - Department of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 16 Apr 2014
9 85 Does 'Public Use' Mean the Same Thing It Did Last Year?
Mark A. Lemley
Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2014
10 74 Rethinking Patent Eligibility for the Modern Scientific Age
Peter S. Menell and Jeffrey A. Lefstin
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Date posted to database: 1 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 12 Mar 2014





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