R. Polk Wagner

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Professor

3501 Sansom Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (23)

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Citation 23

Patent Portfolios

U of Penn. Law School, Public Law Working Paper 56; U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper 04-16
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 25 Aug 2004
R. Polk Wagner and Gideon Parchomovsky
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 2,357 (3,944)
Citation 23

Abstract:

patents, patent value, portfolios, patent theory, patent paradox

Patent Portfolios

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 154, No. 1, November 2005, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 06-15, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 05-25
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 10 Jan 2006
R. Polk Wagner and Gideon Parchomovsky
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 336 (70,298)
Citation 23

Abstract:

patents, patent value, portfolios, patent theory, patent paradox

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Is the Federal Circuit Succeeding? An Empirical Assessment of Judicial Performance

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper 04-08; and U of Penn. Law School, Public Law Working Paper 51
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 18 Mar 2004
R. Polk Wagner and Lee Petherbridge
University of Pennsylvania Law School and Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Downloads 1,864 (5,816)
Citation 12

Abstract:

Federal Circuit, patents, patent law, claim construction, judiciary, judges, statistical analysis

3.

Poisoning the Next Apple? The America Invents Act and Individual Inventors

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 65, P. 517, 2013, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 11-29
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2014
David Abrams and R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 1,823 (6,253)

Abstract:

Patent, Priority, IP, IP Economics, Patent Economics, Patent Priority, First to File, First to Invent, Canadian Patents

4.

Life after Bilski

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 63, pp. 1315-1347, 2011, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1725009, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-046, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 11-02, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-05, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2012-2003
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 17 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 29 Feb 2012
Stanford Law School, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 1,181 (10,861)

Abstract:

patents, law, Bilski, invention, MOT, patentable subject matter, 101, Diehr, business methods, software, Federal Circuit

5.

Unenforceability

U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-28, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-15, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-10, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2012-28, 7th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 27 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2013
Lee Petherbridge, Jason Rantanen and R. Polk Wagner
Loyola Law School Los Angeles, University of Iowa - College of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 952 (16,387)

Abstract:

patents, unenforceability, inequitable conduct, empirical, patent data

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The Federal Circuit and Patentability: An Empirical Assessment of the Law of Obviousness

Texas Law Review, Vol. 85, 2007, University of Pennsylvania, Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 06-21, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 06-30, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2006-21
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 10 Aug 2006
Lee Petherbridge and R. Polk Wagner
Loyola Law School Los Angeles and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 824 (21,014)
Citation 5

Abstract:

patents, obviousness, nonobviousness, patent law, innovation, Federal Circuit, content analysis

The Myth of Private Ordering: Rediscovering Legal Realism in Cyberspace

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 May 1999
Margaret Jane Radin and R. Polk Wagner
University of Michigan Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 757 (24,677)
Citation 15

Abstract:

The Myth of Private Ordering: Rediscovering Legal Realism in Cyberspace

Chicago-Kent Law Review
Posted: 09 Jun 1999
Margaret Jane Radin and R. Polk Wagner
University of Michigan Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School

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Did Phillips Change Anything? Empirical Analysis of the Federal Circuit’s Claim Construction Jurisprudence

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE COMMON LAW, S. Balganesh, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2012 , U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 11-27, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-33, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-28
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 13 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 25 May 2014
R. Polk Wagner and Lee Petherbridge
University of Pennsylvania Law School and Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Downloads 630 (28,648)

Abstract:

patents, patent law, claim construction, patent claims, federal circuit, courts, patent litigation

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Downloads 538 ( 39,905)
Citation 6

On Software Regulation

U of Penn. Law School, Public Law Working Paper 57; U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper 04-17
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 26 Aug 2004
R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 432 (51,947)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Regulation, cyberlaw, code, property, intellectual property, cyber property

On Software Regulation

U of Penn. Law School, Public Law Working Paper 57
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 25 Aug 2004
R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 106 (208,982)
Citation 6

Abstract:

regulation, cyberlaw, code, property, intellectual property, cyber property

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Unenforceability: Research Report

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 17 Nov 2012
Lee Petherbridge, Jason Rantanen and R. Polk Wagner
Loyola Law School Los Angeles, University of Iowa - College of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 526 (36,116)

Abstract:

patents, unenforceability, inequitable conduct, empirical, patent data

11.

Realspace Sovereigns in Cyberspace: Problems with the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA)

U of Penn, Inst. for Law & Econ Research Paper 02-17; U of Penn Law School, Pub. Law Research Paper No. 06
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 13 Aug 2002
R. Polk Wagner and Catherine T. Struve
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 498 (41,606)

Abstract:

domain names, cybersquatting, ICANN, ACPA, anticybersquatting consumer protection act, internet, internet governance, Congress, jurisdiction, in rem, international jurisdiction, domain name segmentation

12.

Reconsidering Estoppel: Patent Administration and the Failure of Festo

U of Penn, Inst. for Law & Econ Research Paper 02-16; U of Penn Law School, Pub. Law Research Paper No. 05
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 13 Aug 2002
R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 477 (44,892)
Citation 6

Abstract:

patents, law and economics, prosecution history estoppel, doctrine of equivalents, ex ante, ex post, default rules, PTO, federal circuit, patent prosecution, patent litigation, intellectual property, patent reform, patent administration, patent office

13.

Understanding Patent Quality Mechanisms

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 157, p. 2135, 2009, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 09-29, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 09-22
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 16 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 25 May 2014
R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 457 (43,872)
Citation 3

Abstract:

patents, patent quality, patent law, USPTO

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Information Wants to Be Free: Intellectual Property and the Mythologies of Control

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 103, May 2003, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 03-22, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 38
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 Jun 2003
R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 431 (48,895)
Citation 19

Abstract:

intellectual property, copyright, patents, information wants to be free, sharing

15.

(Mostly) Against Exceptionalism

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper 02-18; U of Penn. Law School, Pub. Law Research Paper No. 07
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Aug 2002
R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 279 (84,594)
Citation 2

Abstract:

patents, patent law, technology, POSITA, exceptionalism, Federal Circuit, claim construction, obviousness, validity, biotechnology, Lourie

16.

Brief Amici Curiae of 20 Law and Business Professors in Support of Neither Party in Bilski v. Doll

Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1485043
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Stanford Law School, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 278 (81,974)

Abstract:

patentable subject matter, Bilski, patent eligibility, business method patents, software patents

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The Medium is the Mistake: the Law of Software for the First Amendment

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 Apr 1998
R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 199 (119,338)
Citation 2

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Reconsidering the DMCA

Houston Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 1107, 2005
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Jan 2006
R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 186 (128,695)

Abstract:

intellectual property, copyright, public values, fair use, DMCA, anticircumvention, software

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Exactly Backwards: Exceptionalism and the Federal Circuit

U of Penn. Law School, Public Law Working Paper 55; U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper 04-18
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Aug 2004
R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 177 (133,372)
Citation 3

Abstract:

patents, technological specificity, exceptionalism

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The Perfect Storm: Intellectual Property and Public Values

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 72, p. 423, 2005
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 10 Jan 2006
R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 154 (151,889)
Citation 2

Abstract:

intellectual property, copyright, public values, fair use

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Of Patents and Path Dependency: A Comment on Burk and Lemley

Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 18, p. 1341, 2004
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Apr 2005
R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 117 (186,207)
Citation 5

Abstract:

patents, Federal Circuit, patent law, innovation, exceptionalism, technology

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Teva and the Process of Claim Construction

Florida Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-21
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2017
Lee Petherbridge and R. Polk Wagner
Loyola Law School Los Angeles and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 0 (374,801)

Abstract:

Supreme Court, Patent Law, Federal Circuit, Patent System, Claim Constriction, Invention, Innovation

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Filters and the First Amendment

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 83, p. 755, February 1999
Posted: 28 Apr 1999
R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School

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