Michael Abramowicz

George Washington University Law School

2000 H Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20052

United States

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Scholarly Papers (49)

1.

Cryptocurrency-Based Law

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper 2015-9
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 06 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2015
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, peer-to-peer, distributed consensus

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Train Wrecks, Budget Deficits, and the Entitlements Explosion: Exploring the Implications of the Fourteenth Amendment's Public Debt Clause

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 575
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2011
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Defining Dicta

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 56, 2005
Number of pages: 143 Posted: 12 Nov 2004
Maxwell L. Stearns and Michael Abramowicz
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and George Washington University Law School
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holding dicta

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Prediction Markets for Corporate Governance

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 4, 2007
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 08 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2007
Michael Abramowicz and M. Todd Henderson
George Washington University Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
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Perfecting Patent Prizes

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 01-29
Number of pages: 127 Posted: 28 Nov 2001
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 522 (57,466)
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Copyright Redundancy

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-03
Number of pages: 116 Posted: 31 Jan 2003
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 355 (91,250)

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copyright, intellectual property

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Intellectual Property for Market Experimentation

New York University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 06 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2017
Michael Abramowicz and John F. Duffy
George Washington University Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 335 (97,381)
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Intellectual Property, Innovation, Market Experimentation, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial, Hayek, Schumpeter, Knight, Patent, Copyright, Trademark, Trade Secret, Development, First-mover advantage

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Predictive Decisionmaking

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 92, 2006
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 07 Apr 2005
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Information Markets, Administrative Decisionmaking, and Predictive Cost-Benefit Analysis

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-36
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 04 Aug 2003
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 319 (102,899)
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Administrative law

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Randomizing Law

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 05 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2010
Michael Abramowicz, Ian Ayres and Yair Listokin
George Washington University Law School, Yale University - Yale Law School and Yale Law School
Downloads 307 (107,223)
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Random, Control, Experiment

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The Inducement Standard of Patentability

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 120, 2010
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 21 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2015
Michael Abramowicz and John F. Duffy
George Washington University Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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patent nonobviousness

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Judicial Citation to Legislative History: Contextual Theory and Empirical Analysis

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 05-11; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 05-04; and GWU Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 May 2005
Michael Abramowicz and Emerson H. Tiller
George Washington University Law School and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Downloads 287 (115,279)
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Legislative History, Contextual Theory, Law and Positive Political Theory, Empirical, Judicial Behavior

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Patent Auctions

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 163
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 09 Aug 2005
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 280 (118,381)
Citation 1

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intellectual property, patent, auctions, patent prospect theory

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On the Alienability of Legal Claims

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 114, December 2004
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 30 Apr 2004
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 252 (132,071)

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sale of legal claims

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Compensating Commitments: The Law and Economics of Commitment Bonds That Compensate for the Possibility of Forfeiture

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 21 May 2010
Michael Abramowicz and Ian Ayres
George Washington University Law School and Yale University - Yale Law School
Downloads 248 (134,267)

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Beyond Counting Votes: The Political Economy of Bush V. Gore

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 01-09
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 08 Mar 2001
Michael Abramowicz and Maxwell L. Stearns
George Washington University Law School and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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The Hidden Beauty of the Quadratic Market Scoring Rule: A Uniform Liquidity Market Maker, with Variations

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 251
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Mar 2007
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 221 (150,215)
Citation 5

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prediction market, automated market maker

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Autonocoin: A Proof-of-Belief Cryptocurrency

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-8
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2015
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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The Problem of Patent Underdevelopment

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 179
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 03 Jan 2006
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Notice-and-Comment Judicial Decisionmaking

76 U.Chi L. Rev 965 (2009)
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 11 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2015
Michael Abramowicz and Thomas Colby
George Washington University Law School and George Washington University Law School
Downloads 136 (229,297)

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notice-and-comment, judges, errors

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The Uneasy Case for Patent Races Over Auctions

Stanford Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 29 Mar 2007
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 131 (236,204)
Citation 1

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intellectual property, patent, auctions, patent prospect theory

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Blockchain-Based Insurance

Blockchain-Based Insurance, in Blockchain and the Constitution of a New Financial Order: Legal and Political Challenges (Ioannis Lianos et al. eds., 2019, Forthcoming).
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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How Lawyers Compete

Regulation, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 38-39, Summer 2004
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 25 Jul 2004
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 104 (279,391)

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Legal market, solicitation, legal claims, competition, contigency fee, contigency fee markets

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Randomized Legal Experimentation

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 447
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 29 Sep 2008
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 90 (306,753)

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random experiment law

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The Very Brief History of Decentralized Blockchain Governance

The Very Brief History of Decentralized Blockchain Governance, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law (symposium contribution), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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A Theory of Copyright's Derivative Right and Related Doctrines

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 2, 2005
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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copyright law, derivative right, reproduction, adaptation, rent dissipation, copyright term, product differentiation

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A New Uneasy Case for Copyright

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 79, No. 6, 2011
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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copyright law, copyright doctrine, economic analysis, incentives-access paradigm, rent dissipation, marginal works, marginal returns, public choice theory

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Toward a Jurisprudence of Cost-Benefit Analysis

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 6, 2002
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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cost-benefit, regulatory agencies, regulation, judicial review, agency decision-making, judicial decision-making

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Prize and Reward Alternatives to Intellectual Property

Prize and Reward Alternatives to Intellectual Property, in Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (P.S. Menell & B. Depoorter eds., 2019, Forthcoming).
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Random Selection for Scaling Standards, With Applications to Climate Change

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-30
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 31 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 14 May 2020
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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law and economics, climate change, randomization

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Commitment Bonds

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 100, No. 3, 2012
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 21 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz and Ian Ayres
George Washington University Law School and Yale University - Yale Law School
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compensating commitment bonds, government bonds

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Ending the Patenting Monopoly

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 157, No. 6, 2009
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 06 Mar 2015
Michael Abramowicz and John F. Duffy
George Washington University Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 48 (426,385)
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patents, USPTO, United States Patent and Trademarks Office, patent filing, patentability monopoly, intellectual property

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Contractual Tax Reform

61 William & Mary Law Review 1537 (2020)
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 05 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2020
Michael Abramowicz and Andrew Blair-Stanek
George Washington University Law School and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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The Danger of Underdeveloped Patent Prospects

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 6, 2007
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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patents, inventions, development, underdevelopment, commercialization, patent term, patent prospect theory, genomics, patent extension, auctions

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An Industrial Organization Approach to Copyright Law

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2004
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Citation 1

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copyright, incentives, access, marginal works, product differentiation, demand diversion, business stealing, rent dissipation, externalities, democratic theory, distribution

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Cost-Plus Patent Damages

Cost-Plus Patent Damages, 26 Tex. Intell. Prop. L.J. 133 (2018) (symposium contribution).
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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En Banc Revisited

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 6, 2000
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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appeals, United States Courts of Appeals, structural reform, en banc, majoritarian decision-making, judges, panels

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Cryptoinsurance

Cryptoinsurance, 50 Wake Forest L. Rev. 671 (2015).
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Tax Experimentation

Tax Experimentation, Fla. L. Rev. (2019, Forthcoming).
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Litigation Finance and the Problem of Frivolous Litigation

Litigation Finance and the Problem of Frivolous Litigation, 63 DePaul L. Rev. 195 (2014) (symposium contribution).
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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On the Selection of Judges in International Figure Skating

6 Green Bag 2d 339 (2003)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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figure skating, international skating union, judges, world championships, Olympics, game theory

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Speeding up the Crawl to the Top

Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2003
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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corporate law, competition, race to the bottom, race to the top, corporate law innovation, intellectual property, patent law, business method patents

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Citation to Legislative History: Empirical Evidence on Positive Political and Contextual Theories of Judicial Decision Making

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz and Emerson H. Tiller
George Washington University Law School and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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citation, legislative history, judicial decision making, political context, empirical evidence, judicial hierarchy, judicial panels, judges, district courts, circuit courts, colleagues, strategic decision making

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Constitutional Circularity

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2001
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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stare decisis, constitutional law, Supreme Court, judicial lawmaking, constitutional circularity, constitutional interpretation, constitutional doctrine

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A Compromise Approach to Compromise Verdicts

California Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 2, 2001
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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preponderance-of-the-evidence, evidence, compromise verdicts, mixed verdicts, verdicts, litigation, civil juries, civil trials, uncertainty

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Bifurcating Settlements

Bifurcating Settlements, 86 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 376 (2018) (with Sarah Abramowicz).
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 06 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2019
Michael Abramowicz and Sarah Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School and Wayne State University Law School
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A Unified Economic Theory of Noninfringement Opinions

14 Federal Circut Bar Journal 241
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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patent law, Knorr, damages, willful infringement, noninfringement opinions, damages multipliers, supercompensatory damages

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Screening Legal Claims Based on Third-Party Litigation Finance Agreements and Other Signals of Quality

Screening Legal Claims Based on Third-Party Litigation Finance Agreements and Other Signals of Quality, 66 Vand. L. Rev. 1641 (2013) (symposium contribution, with Omer Alper).
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School
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Cyberadjudication

The Iowa Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 2, 2001
Posted: 26 Dec 2003
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School

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Internet, distributed decisionmaking, litigation securities, game-theoretic dynamics, cyberadjudication

Cyberadjudication

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-09
Posted: 04 Mar 2003
Michael Abramowicz
George Washington University Law School

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Internet, distributed decisionmaking, economics of litigation, game theory, cyberadjudication