Seán M. O'Connor

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School

3301 Fairfax Drive

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Scholarly Papers (41)

1.

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

Number of pages: 73 Posted: 11 Mar 2002
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Enron,Aauditor independence, Accountants, Accounting, Audits, Auditor, Non-audit services, Securities regulation, Gatekeepers, Reputational intermediaries, Professional services, Commodification

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Biometrics and Identification after 9/11

Bender's Immigration Bulletin, Vol. 7, P. 150, 2002
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Feb 2002
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Biometrics, identification, national ID card, passports, visas, anti-terrorism, privacy, anonymity

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

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 10 Sep 2004
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Auditor independence, Accountants, Accounting, Audits, Arthur Andersen, Corporate Governance, Enron, Non-audit services, Securities regulation, Gatekeepers, Reputational intermediaries, Professional services, Commodification, Worldcom

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The Surprising Reach of FDA Regulation of Cannabis, Even after Descheduling

68 American University Law Review 823 (2019), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-02
Number of pages: 103 Posted: 20 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2022
Seán M. O'Connor and Erika Lietzan
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School and University of Missouri School of Law
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cannabis, marijuana, medical marijuana, FDA, food and drug law, health law, regulatory law, administrative law

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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crowdfunding, securities regulation, public disclosure, entrepreneurship, start-ups, intellectual property, patents

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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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

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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 Seán M. O'Connor
University of San Diego School of Law and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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history of patent law, Venice, Venetian patent system, guilds

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

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 06 Apr 2005
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Stem cells, science research, research funding, technology investment, intellectual property, IP

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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audits, auditors, auditor independence, Sarbanes-Oxley, accounting, shareholder rights, statutory audit, securities law, corporations law

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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IP, intellectual property, licensing, tech transfer, commercialization, joint ventures, strategic alliances, globalization, value chains, open innovation

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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licensing, MedImmune, Genentech, running royalties, tech transfer, patents, universities, start-ups, spin-offs

12.

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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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patents, intellectual property, Constitution, art, science, technology, Europe, United States, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, ars, techne, Western cultural history, legal history

13.

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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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material transfer agreements, MTA, patents, life sciences, stem cells, biological materials, tissue donors, licensing, leasing, commercialization, technology distribution, property, intellectual property

14.

AI Replication of Musical Styles Points the Way to An Exclusive Rights Regime

Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence, Ryan Abbott ed. (Edward Elgar 2022)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2023
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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style, copyright, music, musical style, artificial intelligence, AI, machine learning, right of publicity, Lanham Act, affiliation, endorsement, exclusive rights, aesthetic value, commercial value

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Bayh-Dole, tech transfer, government funded research, patents, IP, India, U.S.

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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patents, research exceptions, Hatch-Waxman, Bayh-Dole, Bolar Exemptions

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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innovation, biotechnology, biotech, research, inventions, patents, higher education, colleges and universities, technology transfer

18.

Distinguishing Different Kinds of Property in Patents and Copyrights

27 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 205 (2019), George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 20-06
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 28 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 20 May 2020
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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IP, Intellectual Property, Private Law, Natural Law, Property, Natural Property, Regulatory Property, Copyright, Copyright Law, Copyright Rights, Patent, Patent Law, Patent Rights

19.

The Intersection of Ip and Artificial Intelligence (Ai)

les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LVI No. 3, September 2021
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 Sep 2021
Kate Gaudry, Stephen Kabakoff, Seán M. O'Connor and Susan Hallen
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Miller & Martin PLLC, George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School and IBM
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Intersection of IP, Artificial Intelligence, John McCarthy, 1956 Dartmouth Summer Research Project, NLP

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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: 10 Dec 2020
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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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

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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IP, patents, copyright, trademark, trade secrets, entrepreneurship, legal counseling, transactional law, business law, curriculum reform, clinics, Carnegie Report, capstone courses, negotiation, drafting

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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corporate personhood, intellectual property, patent law, copyright law, work made for hire, hired to invent, shop rights, employed inventors, independent contractors

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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patents, IP, patentable subject matter, progress clause, IP clause, history of science

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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music, guitar, electromagnetic, patent, intellectual property, copyright

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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authorship, copyright, corporations, innovation, invention, intellectual property, legal history, patent law, personhood, works made for hire

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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law, innovation, entrepreneurship, private ordering, contracts, legal profession

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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law, entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation, methods, artifacts, intellectual property, partnerships, corporations, arts, technology, science

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Determining the Composition

The Oxford Handbook of Music Law & Policy, Sean O'Connor, ed. (forthcoming Oxford Univ. Press 2022) available at https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190872243.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780190872243
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 Apr 2022
Seán M. O'Connor and Joe Bennett
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School and Berklee College of Music
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songwriting, copyright infringement litigation, music copyright, song analysis

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The Damaging Myth of Patent Exhaustion

Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 29 Jan 2021
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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patent exhaustion, patent, antitrust, monopoly, licensing, legal history, transactions, franchising, contracts, property

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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creativity, invention, arts, artists, entrepreneurs, creators, copyright, patent, innovation, appropriation, remix, user-generated content (UGC), access to knowledge (A2K)

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The Multiple Levels of 'Property' in IP and Why That Matters for the Natural Versus Regulatory IP Debates

George Mason Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 Oct 2018
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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IP, Property, Regulatory Property, Natural Property, Natural Law

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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patents, inventions, intellectual property, shop rights, hired-to-invent, legal persons, eminent domain, Government Use Statute, Bayh-Dole Act, infringement

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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patents, inventions, Bayh-Dole Act, technology transfer, colleges and universities, higher education, government contracts

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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law, entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem, commercialization, university research, multi-disciplinary professional teaching programs, university technology transfer, university spin-offs

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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
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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innovation, entrepreneurship, legal profession, lawyers, law schools, legal education, professional schools, start-up, business, innovation ecosystems, professional services

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Art as Techné and Production: Rational Methods for Producing Effects

The Means of Innovation: Creation, Control, Method+ology (Oxford University Press Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 03 Jan 2019
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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art, techné, production, patents, copyright, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, technology

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The Means of Innovation, Ch 4: Science As Knowledge Through Contemplative Systematic Study

The Means of Innovation: Creation, Control, Method+ology (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 141 Posted: 13 Dec 2018
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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science, history of science, philosophy of science, science and technology studies, STS, HPS, knowledge, study, innovation, research, law, copyright

38.

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
Seán M. O'Connor and Jason Liu
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School and University of Washington, School of Law, Students
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Controlled Substances Act, Asset Forfeiture, Drug Forfeiture, Criminal Forfeiture, Civil Forfeiture, Real Property, Personal Property, Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Trade Secrets

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The Means of Innovation, Ch. 1: Methods as the Locus of Human Innovation

The Means of Innovation: Creation and Control (Oxford University Press), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 Dec 2018
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Innovation, entrepreneurship, methods, knowledge codification, art, science, technology, law, tacit knowledge, know-how, show-how

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The Means of Innovation Ch. 2: Abstraction and Different Levels of Methods

The Means of Innovation: Creation and Control (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Dec 2018
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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innovation, entrepreneurship, abstraction, abstract, methods, generalization, neuroscience, language

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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: 21 Jan 2020
Seán M. O'Connor
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School

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