Adam Mossoff

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Professor of Law

3301 Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

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Scholarly Papers (36)

1.

The Rise and Fall of the First American Patent Thicket: The Sewing Machine War of the 1850s

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 53, pp. 165-211, 2011, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-19
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2012
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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A Stitch in Time: The Rise and Fall of the Sewing Machine Patent Thicket, commercial trust, e-Bay v. MercExchange, follow-on inventions, Industrial Revolution, Howe, Krems, Madersperger, monopoly, Newton, Singer, Song of the Shirt, Thimonnier, Useful Arts, Weisenthal

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Who Cares What Thomas Jefferson Thought About Patents? Reevaluating the Patent 'Privilege' in Historical Context

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 92, p. 953, 2007, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 03-21
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 23 Mar 2006
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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patents, intellectual property, Thomas Jefferson, constitutional law, intellectual history, natural rights

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What is Property? Putting the Pieces Back Together

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 45, p. 371, 2003
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 16 Sep 2003
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Is Copyright Property?

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 29, 2005
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Jan 2004 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2010
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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copyright, intellectual property, property, Internet, digital media, internet exceptionalism, right to exclude, monopoly, Lessig

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Saving Locke from Marx: The Labor Theory of Value in Intellectual Property Theory

Social Philosophy and Policy, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2012, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-02
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 13 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2012
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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patents, copyrights, political theory, ethics, value theory, Feist Publications v. Rural Telephone Services, libertarianism, market, William Landes, C.B. Macpherson, Henry George, Isaac Newton, James Tully, Jeremy Waldron, Richard Ashcraft, Richard Posner

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Rethinking the Development of Patents: An Intellectual History, 1550-1800

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 52, p. 1255, 2001, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 28 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2014
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Inventions, patents, intellecutal property, John Locke, natural rights

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Spam - Oy, What a Nuisance!

Berkley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2004, MSU-DCL Public Law Research Paper No. 01-20
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Oct 2003 Last Revised: 14 May 2014
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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spam, email, trespass to chattels, trespass, nuisance, CAN-SPAM, filters, Internet, property, Intel v. Hamidi

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Patents as Constitutional Private Property: The Historical Protection of Patents Under the Takings Clause

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 87, p. 689, 2007, Michigan State University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-02
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Aug 2006
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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patents, takings, fifth amendment, constitutional law, intellectual property, legal history

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Locke's Labor Lost

University of Chicago Law School Roundtable, Vol. 9, p. 155, 2002
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 Oct 2003
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Intellectual Property and Property Rights

Intellectual Property and Property Rights (Edward Elgar, 2013), George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-31
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2014
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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philosophy, utility, propertization, Locke, Lessig, Jefferson

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Turning Gold to Lead: How Patent Eligibility Doctrine Is Undermining U.S. Leadership in Innovation

George Mason Law Review, vol. 24, 2017, pp. 939-960, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 17-16
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 30 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2019
Kevin Madigan and Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School - Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Bilski, Mayo, Myriad, Alice, 101, patentable subject matter, Diamond, Diehr, Chakrabarty, Onco Mouse, PTAB, Federal Circuit, Supreme Court

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The Trespass Fallacy in Patent Law

Florida Law Review, Vol. 65, No. 6, pp. 1687-1711, 2013, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-54
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2014
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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broken patent system, claims, claim construction, vagueness, overbreadth, patent reform, america invents act, software patents, injunctions, economics

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Exclusion and Exclusive Use in Patent Law

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2009, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-49
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 20 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2010
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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A Brief History of Software Patents (and Why They're Valid)

Arizona Law Review Syllabus, vol. 56 (2014), 62-77, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-41
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 15 May 2018
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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computer-implemented invention, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, Borland, Lotus, Benson, Diehr, Bilski, Alappat, patentable subject matter, patent-eligible, Apple, Microsoft, PC Revolution

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How Copyright Drives Innovation: A Case Study of Scholarly Publishing in the Digital World

Michigan State Law Review, 2015, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-25
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2016
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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American Chemical Society, American Institute of Physics, commercialization, Copyright Clearance Center, CrossRef, DMCA, Eldred, Glynn S. Lunney, Golan, Kirtsaeng, McCabe, New England Journal of Medicine, open, peer review, publishers, Reed Elsevier, Richard A. Posner, SAGE, Wiley, William M. Landes

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Trademark as a Property Right

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 17-15
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 29 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2018
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Law and Economics, Search Costs, Competition, Jurisprudence, John Locke, Joseph Story, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Richard Posner

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O'Reilly v. Morse

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-22
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 12 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2015
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Henry O'Reilly, Joseph Henry, Charles Jackson, Amos Kendall, technology, innovation, patent wars, litigation, licensing, electro-magnetic telegraph, Morse Code

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The Use and Abuse of IP at the Birth of the Administrative State

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 157, No. 6, pp. 2001-2050, July 2009, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-46
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 19 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2009
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Administrative Procedure Act, bundles of sticks, Chevron, Dickinson v. Zurko, Federal Circuit, Henry Smith, John Locke, labor, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., PTO, patents, right to exclude, Tafas v. Doll, Thomas Merrill, Wesley Hohfeld

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Commercializing Property Rights in Inventions: Lessons for Modern Patent Theory from Classic Patent Doctrine

COMPETITION POLICY AND PATENT LAW UNDER UNCERTAINTY: REGULATING INNOVATION, Geoffrey A. Manne, Joshua D. Wright, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2011, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 11-27
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2015
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Abraham Lincoln, Boesch, eBay v. MercExchange, End-User, Exclusive Use, Fire, First Sales, Fuel of Interest, Fuji, Genius, Graff, ITC, International Trade Commission, Jazz Photo Corp., John Roberts, LFFP Cameras, Law Office History, Licensee, Mallinckrodt, Inc., Medipart, Newman, Roger Taney

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The Death of Poletown: The Future of Eminent Domain and Urban Development after County of Wayne V. Hathcock

Michigan State Law Review, p. 837, 2004, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 03-02
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 08 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 05 May 2014
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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eminent domain, Fifth Amendment, public use, takings, Kelo, Hathcock, Poletown

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The False Promise of the Right to Exclude

Econ Journal Watch, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 255-264, 2011, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-12
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Feb 2012
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Jacque v. Steenberg Homes, State v. Shack, Hendricks, in rem, in personam, rights, governance strategy, Progressives, Dukeminier, Harold Demsetz, Richard Posner, Ronald Coase

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Patent Licensing and Secondary Markets in the Nineteenth Century

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 22, No. 4, Forthcoming Summer 2015, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 15-17
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 May 2015 Last Revised: 12 May 2015
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Elias Howe, sewing machine, patent war, patent assertion entity, PAE, non practicing entity, NPE, patent agent, aggregator, manufacturing, Scientific American, Richard Posner, Zorina Khan, Kenneth Sokoloff, Naomi Lamoreaux, Dhanoos Sutthiphisal, Christopher Beauchamp

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Patent Injunctions, Economics, and Rights

Journal of Legal Studies (2019) (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 15 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2019
Adam Mossoff and Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and George Mason University
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corrective justice, John Locke, natural rights, natural law, eudaimonism, private law, property rule, liability rule, efficiency, utilitarian, reasonable royalty, FRAND, patent hold up, patent hold out, royalty stacking

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How the 'New GM' Can Steal from Toyota

Green Bag 2d, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 399-409, Summer 2010, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 10-49
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 03 Oct 2010
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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bankruptcy, Charles Wilson, due process, Engine Charlie, equal protection, government contractor, Judge Timothy Dyk, legislative gap, Lockheed Martin, 1952 Patent Act, Obama Administration, Secretary Defense, stealth bomber, Supreme Court

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Letter to Congress from 28 Law Professors & Economists Urging Caution on the VENUE Act

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 30 Jul 2016
Adam Mossoff and Ted M. Sichelman
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and University of San Diego School of Law
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VENUE Act, jurisdiction, Rodney Gilstrap, Roy Payne, Robert Schroeder, Marshall, ED Texas, patent reform, patent litigation explosion, TC Heartland

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Response to ‘Pervasive Sequence Patents Cover the Entire Human Genome’

Genome Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 14, 2014, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-07, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-148, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2014-19, Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-16
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 01 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 14 May 2014
West Virginia University College of Law, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty, University of San Diego School of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, University of Baltimore - School of Law and Loyola Law School Los Angeles
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gene patents, human genome, Myriad Genetics, patent claims, patent scope

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Letter to Congress from 40 Economists & Law Professors Questioning the Quality of Some Empirical Studies in Patent Law

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 24 Feb 2016
Adam Mossoff and Ted M. Sichelman
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and University of San Diego School of Law
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patent law; patent reform; legislation; America Invents Act; Innovation Act; HR 9; PATENT Act; S 1137; patent litigation explosion; patent troll; PAE; NPE; empirical legal studies

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Statutes, Common-Law Rights, and the Mistaken Classification of Patents as Public Rights

Iowa Law Review, Forthcoming, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 18-36
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 30 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2018
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Oil States, AIA, PTAB, Patent and Copyright Clause, Civil Right, Statute of Monopolies, Homestead Act, Patent Eligibility, 101, Ebay, Injunctions, Coke, Statute of Uses, Statue Quia Emptores, Statute of Uses, Statute of Wills, Adverse Possession, Rule Against Perpetuities

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Patents as Commercial Assets in Political, Legal, and Social Context

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 453-468, 2015, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 16-18
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2016
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Bell Telephone, Thomas Edison, network effects, institutional economics, economic history, legal history

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A Simple Conveyance Rule for Complex Innovation

Tulsa Law Review, Forthcoming, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 10-05
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Jan 2010
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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1836 Patent Act, Bloomer v. McQuewan, Joseph Story, Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Commission, patent exhaustion, Penn Central inquiry, Potter v. Holland, regulatory takings test, Roger Taney, social utility, takings clause, utilitarianism

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The Telegraph

A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects, Dan Hunter & Claudy Op de Kamp eds. (Cambridge University Press, 2018), George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 18-11
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 10 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2018
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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electro-magnetic telegraph, Samuel Finely Breese Morse, O'Reilly v. Morse, Samuel Colt, Joseph Henry, Leonard Gale, Alfred Vail, Amos Kendall, Ezra Cornell, American Magnetic Telegraph Company, garage inventor, flash of genius, franchise

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‘Examining the Supreme Court’s TC Heartland Decision’: Testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts, IP, and the Internet

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 17-29
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 29 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2017
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Patent Assertion Entity, PAE, Patent Troll, Michael Risch, Colleen Chien, Eastern District of Texas, Marshall, Texas, District of Delaware, Northern District of California, Patent Litigation, Patent Reform, VENUE Act, Innovation Act, HR 9

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Testimony on 'The State of Patent Eligibility in America' before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Intellectual Property Subcommittee

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 19-26
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2019
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Bilski, Myriad, Prometheus, Kappos, ACLU, Ariosa, Sequenom, Patentable Subject Matter, Biotech, Software Patent

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Response to the Proposed Changes to the Claim Construction Standard for Interpreting Claims in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-32, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Research Paper No. 18-35, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper, Stanford Public Law Working Paper, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 18-28
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 28 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2018
University of Richmond - School of Law, University of Missouri School of Law, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law, Stanford Law School, George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty, Duke University School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law and Texas A&M University School of Law
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patent, innovation, intellectual property, PTAB, claim construction, broadest reasonable interpretation, BRI, Phillips

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The Use and Abuse of the 'Public Interest' in the ITC and in Article III Courts: Public Interest Comment in 337-ITC-1065

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 22 Feb 2019
Kristen Jakobsen Osenga and Adam Mossoff
University of Richmond - School of Law and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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efficient infringement, patent holdup, patent holdout

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Testimony on the STRONGER Patents Act before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Intellectual Property Subcommittee

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 19-32
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2019
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Coons, Tillis, Cotton, Stivers, Foster, Iancu, Kappos, USPTO, due process, serial petitions, panel stacking, BRI, phillips, estoppel, Cuozzo, SAS, administrative law, remedies law, equity