Melissa F. Wasserman

The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law

Professor

727 East Dean Keeton St

Austin, TX 78705

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

18

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Scholarly Papers (18)

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Does Agency Funding Affect Decisionmaking?: An Empirical Assessment of the PTO’s Granting Patterns

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 66, 2013, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-22, 7th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 18 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 25 May 2014
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Duke University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 640 (39,284)
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patents, patent law, administrative law, grant, bias, bureaucrat, budget, PTO, patent and trademark office

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The New World of Agency Adjudication

California Law Review, Vol. 107, pp. 141-197, 2019, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 438
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2019
Christopher J. Walker and Melissa F. Wasserman
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 544 (48,502)

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administrative law, patent law, agency adjudication, PTAB, Oil States

Is the Time Allocated to Review Patent Applications Inducing Examiners to Grant Invalid Patents?: Evidence from Micro-Level Application Data

Review of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 14-39, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-16, Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS14-39, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 14-44
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 18 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2015
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Duke University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 401 (70,534)

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U.S. Patent Office, patent examiner, over granting, time allocations

Is the Time Allocated to Review Patent Applications Inducing Examiners to Grant Invalid Patents?: Evidence from Micro-Level Application Data

NBER Working Paper No. w20337
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 28 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2014
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Duke University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
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Does the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Grant Too Many Bad Patents?: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 67, 2015, Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS14-32, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 14-36
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 18 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2015
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Duke University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 427 (65,634)

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Patents, Patent and Trademark Office, Overgranting, Bias, Continuations, RCEs

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The Changing Guard of Patent Law: Chevron Deference for the PTO

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 54, 2013, Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Research Paper No. LBSS14-06, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 13-25
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 25 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2013
Melissa F. Wasserman
The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 415 (67,901)
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patent law, administrative law, PTO, Chevron deference, formal adjudication

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Irrational Ignorance at the Patent Office

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 72, 2019, Forthcoming, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2018-64
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 13 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 07 May 2019
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Duke University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 328 (89,299)

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Patent Office, cost-benefit analysis, ex ante versus ex post, rational ignorance, invalid patents, patent litigation

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The Failed Promise of User Fees: Empirical Evidence from the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 11, 2014, Cornell Law School Research Paper No. 13-92
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 20 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2015
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Duke University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 290 (102,106)

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patents, patent law, administrative law, examination priority, grant, bias, budget, PTO, patent and trademark office

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Deference Asymmetries: Distortions in the Evolution of Regulatory Law

Texas Law Review, Vol. 93, 2015, Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS14-29, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 14-32
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 28 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2015
Melissa F. Wasserman
The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 238 (125,469)

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deference regimes, pro-regulated-drift, agency's legal interpretations, Patent and Trademark Office

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What Administrative Law Can Teach the Trademark System

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 93, 2016, Forthcoming, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-25
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 09 May 2015 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2016
Melissa F. Wasserman
The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 197 (150,398)

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trademark law, administrative law, deference, chevron, Federal Circuit

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The PTO's Asymmetric Incentives: Pressure to Expand Substantive Patent Law

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 72, No. 2, 2011
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Mar 2011
Melissa F. Wasserman
The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 168 (173,623)
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Divided Infringement: Expanding the Extraterritorial Scope of Patent Law

New York University Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 281, 2007
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 06 Mar 2009
Melissa F. Wasserman
The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 161 (180,029)

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patent law, extraterritorial

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Patent Office Cohorts

65 DUKE L.J. 1601 (2016)
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2016
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Duke University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 140 (202,070)

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Tax Solutions to Patent Damages

Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, (Invited Symposium Contribution) Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2018
Jennifer Blouin and Melissa F. Wasserman
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 121 (226,413)

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patent damages, reasonable royalty, tax, transfer pricing, patents, transfer-pricing

Procrastination in the Workplace: Evidence from the U.S. Patent Office

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-15
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 21 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2017
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Duke University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 81 (298,927)

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Procrastination, Patents, Patent Office, Backlog, Patent Quality

Procrastination in the Workplace: Evidence from the U.S. Patent Office

NBER Working Paper No. w22987
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 27 Dec 2016
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Duke University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
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Empirical Scholarship on the Prosecution Process at the Patent Office (PTO)

2 RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE LAW & ECONOMICS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (Peter S. Menell, David L. Schwartz & Ben Depoorter, eds., Edgar Elgar Publishing) (2016, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2016
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Duke University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 77 (305,125)

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Patent Office, patents, agency, empirical, intellectual property

Knowledge Spillovers and Learning in the Workplace: Evidence from the U.S. Patent Office

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2018-11
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2018
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Duke University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 59 (356,500)

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knowledge spillovers, Patent Office, patents, peer effects, examiners

Knowledge Spillovers and Learning in the Workplace: Evidence from the U.S. Patent Office

NBER Working Paper No. w24159
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 03 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2018
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Duke University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
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Do Patent Lawsuits Target Invalid Patents

Selection and Decision In The Judicial Process Around The World: Empirical Inquiries (Yun-chien Chang ed., Cambridge University Press 2018 Forthcoming), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2018-24
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2018
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Duke University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
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The Failed Promise of User Fees: Empirical Evidence from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 602-636, 2014
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 Oct 2014
Michael Frakes and Melissa F. Wasserman
Duke University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
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