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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 21 Aug 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 4,787 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 4,126 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 4,095 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 3,884 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 3,795 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
6 3,244 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
7 3,244 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 3,238 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 3,158 Patent Troll Myths
Michael Risch
Villanova University School of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Mar 2011
Last Revised: 30 Sep 2012
10 2,956 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
22 Jun 2014 through 21 Aug 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 335 Do University Patents Pay Off? Evidence from a Survey of University Inventors in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Brian J. Love
Santa Clara University School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 14 Jun 2014
2 149 Patent Examination and Litigation Outcomes
Shine Tu
West Virginia University College of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 25 Jun 2014
3 143 The Effect of Patent Litigation and Patent Assertion Entities on Entrepreneurial Activity
Catherine Tucker
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)
Date posted to database: 23 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 25 Jun 2014
4 73 Ending Unreasonable Royalties: Why Nominal Damages are Adequate to Compensate Patent Assertion Entities for Infringement
Daniel Harris Brean
The Webb Law Firm
Date posted to database: 19 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 10 Jul 2014
5 66 If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em? How Sitting by Designation Affects Judicial Behavior
Mark A. Lemley and Shawn P. Miller
Stanford Law School and Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 14 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 1 Aug 2014
6 54 What's in the Unitary Patent Package?
Thomas Jaeger
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Date posted to database: 17 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 17 Jun 2014
7 53 Competing Visions of Patentable Subject Matter
Tun-Jen Chiang
George Mason University School of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 22 Jul 2014
8 50 Does the Law of Innovation Work Against Itself?
Ron D. Katznelson
Bi-Level Technologies
Date posted to database: 20 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 26 Jul 2014
9 42 Is the Time Allocated to Review Patent Applications Inducing Examiners to Grant Invalid Patents?: Evidence from Micro-Level Application Data
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Northwestern University - School of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 18 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 30 Jul 2014
10 37 The Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Action - How Will the Design of the UPC Affect Patent Law?
Clement Salung Petersen, Thomas Riis and Jens Schovsbo
University of Copenhagen, Centre for Enterprise Liability, University of Copenhagen and University of Copenhagen Centre for Information and Innovation Law
Date posted to database: 17 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 30 Jul 2014





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