Sean M. O'Connor

University of Washington - School of Law

Professor and Chair, Center for Advanced Studies and Research on Innovation Policy

William H. Gates Hall

Box 353020

Seattle, WA 98105-3020

United States

http://www.law.washington.edu/faculty/oconnor

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

The Inevitability of Enron and the Impossibility of 'Auditor Independence' Under the Current Audit System

Number of pages: 73 Posted: 11 Mar 2002
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 4,057 (1,546)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Enron,Aauditor independence, Accountants, Accounting, Audits, Auditor, Non-audit services, Securities regulation, Gatekeepers, Reputational intermediaries, Professional services, Commodification

2.

Be Careful What You Wish For: How Accountants and Congress Created the Problem of Auditor Independence

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 45, 2004
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 10 Sep 2004
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 708 (27,375)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Auditor independence, Accountants, Accounting, Audits, Arthur Andersen, Corporate Governance, Enron, Non-audit services, Securities regulation, Gatekeepers, Reputational intermediaries, Professional services, Commodification, Worldcom

3.

Biometrics and Identification After 9/11

Bender's Immigration Bulletin, Vol. 7, P. 150, 2002
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Feb 2002
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 539 (36,633)

Abstract:

Biometrics, identification, national ID card, passports, visas, anti-terrorism, privacy, anonymity

4.

Strengthening Auditor Independence by Reducing the Need for It: Reestablishing Audits as Control and Premium Signaling Mechanisms

Washington Law Review, Vol. 81, 2006
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 27 Jun 2006
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 450 (50,232)

Abstract:

audits, auditors, auditor independence, Sarbanes-Oxley, accounting, shareholder rights, statutory audit, securities law, corporations law

5.

Intellectual Property Rights and Stem Cell Research: Who Owns the Medical Breakthroughs?

New England Law Review, 2005
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 06 Apr 2005
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 431 (50,501)

Abstract:

Stem cells, science research, research funding, technology investment, intellectual property, IP

6.

Crowdfunding's Impact on Start-Up IP Strategy

George Mason Law Review, Forthcoming, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-34
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2014
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 410 (41,313)

Abstract:

crowdfunding, securities regulation, public disclosure, entrepreneurship, start-ups, intellectual property, patents

7.

The Overlooked French Influence on the Intellectual Property Clause

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 2, pp. 733-830 (2015), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-05
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 17 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2015
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 405 (47,879)

Abstract:

IP, IP Clause, Intellectual Property Clause, Copyright Clause, Patent Clause, Progress Clause, IP history, patent history, copyright history, U.S. Constitution, Framers, Founding Fathers, Madison, Diderot, d'Alembert, French Encyclopedie

8.

Using Stock and Stock Options to Minimize Patent Royalty Payment Risks After Medimmune v. Genentech

New York University Journal of Law and Business, Vol. 3, p. 381, 2007
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 01 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2014
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 319 (73,364)

Abstract:

licensing, MedImmune, Genentech, running royalties, tech transfer, patents, universities, start-ups, spin-offs

9.

The Use of MTAs to Control Commercialization of Stem Cell Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 2006
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 314 (75,620)

Abstract:

material transfer agreements, MTA, patents, life sciences, stem cells, biological materials, tissue donors, licensing, leasing, commercialization, technology distribution, property, intellectual property

10.

IP Transactions as Facilitators of the Globalized Innovation Economy

Rochelle Dreyfuss et al., WORKING WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, Oxford University Press, 2010
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Sep 2009
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 270 (67,288)
Citation 1

Abstract:

IP, intellectual property, licensing, tech transfer, commercialization, joint ventures, strategic alliances, globalization, value chains, open innovation

11.

Historical Context of U.S. Bayh-Dole Act: Implications for Indian Government Funded Research Patent Policy

STEM Newsletter, Hyderabad, INDIA, July 2008
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 11 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2013
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 267 (90,924)

Abstract:

Bayh-Dole, tech transfer, government funded research, patents, IP, India, U.S.

12.

Patents as Promoters of Competition: The Guild Origins of Patent Law in the Venetian Republic

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 49, 2012
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2014
Ted M. Sichelman and Sean M. O'Connor
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 251 (57,600)

Abstract:

history of patent law, Venice, Venetian patent system, guilds

13.

Enabling Research or Unfair Competition? De Jure and De Facto Research Use Exceptions in Major Technology Countries

PATENT LAW & THEORY: A HANDBOOK OF CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH, Toshiko Takenaka ed., Edward Elgar Publishing Co., 2009
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 09 May 2013
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 218 (108,367)

Abstract:

patents, research exceptions, Hatch-Waxman, Bayh-Dole, Bolar Exemptions

14.

Using Insights from the History of Science to Redefine Patentable Subject Matter Under the IP Clause of the U.S. Constitution

NBL Annual IP Report (Bessatsu NBL), No. 123, 2008
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 25 May 2014
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 192 (129,123)

Abstract:

patents, IP, patentable subject matter, progress clause, IP clause, history of science

15.

The Aftermath of Stanford v. Roche: Which Law of Assignments Governs?

Intellectual Property Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 02 Nov 2011
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 188 (110,234)

Abstract:

innovation, biotechnology, biotech, research, inventions, patents, higher education, colleges and universities, technology transfer

16.

Teaching IP from an Entrepreneurial Counseling and Transactional Perspective

St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 52, 2008
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Mar 2008
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 179 (132,089)

Abstract:

IP, patents, copyright, trademark, trade secrets, entrepreneurship, legal counseling, transactional law, business law, curriculum reform, clinics, Carnegie Report, capstone courses, negotiation, drafting

17.

Controlling the Means of Innovation: The Centrality of Private Ordering Arrangements for Innovators and Entrepreneurs

HANDBOOK ON LAW, INNOVATION AND GROWTH, Robert Litan, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 01 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2011
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 116 (181,933)

Abstract:

law, innovation, entrepreneurship, private ordering, contracts, legal profession

18.

Speech, Authorship, and Inventorship: A New Approach to Corporate Personhood

University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-03, Innovation, Economic Growth and Human Behavior, Squaw Valley 2012
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 07 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2012
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 109 (193,593)

Abstract:

authorship, copyright, corporations, innovation, invention, intellectual property, legal history, patent law, personhood, works made for hire

19.

The Central Role of Law as a Meta Method in Creativity and Entrepreneurship

LAW, CREATIVITY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP, Shubha Ghosh, Robin Malloy, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 01 Oct 2010
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 103 (193,593)

Abstract:

law, entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation, methods, artifacts, intellectual property, partnerships, corporations, arts, technology, science

20.

Hired to Invent vs. Work Made For Hire: Resolving the Inconsistency Among Rights of Corporate Personhood, Authorship, and Inventorship

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 35, Berle III Symposium Issue, 2012, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-02
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2012
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 99 (170,814)

Abstract:

corporate personhood, intellectual property, patent law, copyright law, work made for hire, hired to invent, shop rights, employed inventors, independent contractors

21.

Transforming Professional Services to Build Regional Innovation Ecosystems

Evolving Economies: The Role of Law in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Megan M. Carpenter ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012 Forthcoming) , University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-07
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 May 2012
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 62 (253,455)

Abstract:

innovation, entrepreneurship, legal profession, lawyers, law schools, legal education, professional schools, start-up, business, innovation ecosystems, professional services

22.

The Real Issue Behind Stanford v. Roche: Faculty Conceptions of University Assignment Policies Stemming from the 1947 Biddle Report

Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 379-422, 2013, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-05
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 May 2012 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2013
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 61 (255,356)

Abstract:

patents, inventions, Bayh-Dole Act, technology transfer, colleges and universities, higher education, government contracts

23.

Navigating the Issues of Multidisciplinary Student Teams Serving University Spin-Offs

CROSSING CULTURES & DISCIPLINES, Gary D. Libecap, Marie C. Thursby, eds., 2010 , Gary D. Libecap, ADVANCES IN THE STUDY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH SERIES, Vol. 19, Elsevier JAI, 2010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 01 Oct 2010
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 60 (277,717)

Abstract:

law, entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem, commercialization, university research, multi-disciplinary professional teaching programs, university technology transfer, university spin-offs

24.

The Lost 'Art' of the Patent System

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2015, No. 4, pp. 1397-1478, 2015, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-33
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 26 Sep 2015
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 51 (87,504)

Abstract:

patents, intellectual property, Constitution, art, science, technology, Europe, United States, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, ars, techne, Western cultural history, legal history

25.

Taking, Tort, or Crown Right? The Confused Early History of Government Patent Policy

John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 145-204, 2012, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-24
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 26 Jun 2013
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 49 (288,840)

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patents, inventions, intellectual property, shop rights, hired-to-invent, legal persons, eminent domain, Government Use Statute, Bayh-Dole Act, infringement

26.

Creators, Innovators, and Appropriation Mechanisms

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 22, No. 4, Pp. 973-1000, 2015, George Mason Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property’s Conference, Common Ground: How Intellectual Property Unites Creators and Innovators, October 2014., University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-28,
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Aug 2015
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
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creativity, invention, arts, artists, entrepreneurs, creators, copyright, patent, innovation, appropriation, remix, user-generated content (UGC), access to knowledge (A2K)

27.

Origins of Patent Exhaustion: Jacksonian Politics, ‘Patent Farming,’ and the Basis of the Bargain

University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2017-05
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 21 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2017
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
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Patents, Patent Exhaustion, Franchising, Assignments, Licenses, Manufacturing, Basis of the Bargain, Legal History, Roger Brooke Taney, Nathan Clifford, Value Chain Licensing, Conditional Sales, Lease-Licenses, Goods-As-Services

28.

The Risks of Clouded Property Title for Cannabis Business Owners, Investors, and Creditors

Texas A&M University Journal of Property Law, Vol. 3, No. 1, Pp. 67-89, 2016, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-21
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Nov 2016
Sean M. O'Connor and Jason Liu
University of Washington - School of Law and University of Washington, School of Law, Students
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Abstract:

Controlled Substances Act, Asset Forfeiture, Drug Forfeiture, Criminal Forfeiture, Civil Forfeiture, Real Property, Personal Property, Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Trade Secrets

29.

Patented Electric Guitar Pickups and the Creation of Modern Music Genres

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2016, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-20
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2016
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law
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Abstract:

music, guitar, electromagnetic, patent, intellectual property, copyright

30.

Methodology: Art, Science, Technology, Law, and the Means of Innovation

Gruter Institute Squaw Valley Conference: Law, Institutions & Human Behavior, 2011, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-09
Posted: 24 May 2011 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2015
Sean M. O'Connor
University of Washington - School of Law

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