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 (29)

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
Downloads 3,074 (2,145)
Citation 3

Abstract:

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

2.

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
Downloads 1,479 (8,141)
Citation 6

Abstract:

patents, intellectual property, Thomas Jefferson, constitutional law, intellectual history, natural rights

3.

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
Downloads 1,314 (9,600)
Citation 2

Abstract:

copyright, intellectual property, property, Internet, digital media, internet exceptionalism, right to exclude, monopoly, Lessig

4.

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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5.

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
Downloads 1,030 (15,346)

Abstract:

spam, email, trespass to chattels, trespass, nuisance, CAN-SPAM, filters, Internet, property, Intel v. Hamidi

6.

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
Downloads 924 (13,538)
Citation 8

Abstract:

Inventions, patents, intellecutal property, John Locke, natural rights

7.

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
Downloads 917 (11,882)

Abstract:

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

8.

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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Citation 3

Abstract:

patents, takings, fifth amendment, constitutional law, intellectual property, legal history

9.

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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10.

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
Downloads 508 (40,102)

Abstract:

broken patent system, claims, claim construction, vagueness, overbreadth, patent reform, america invents act, software patents, injunctions, economics

11.

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
Downloads 418 (47,452)
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12.

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
Downloads 395 (44,776)

Abstract:

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

13.

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
Downloads 315 (42,224)

Abstract:

philosophy, utility, propertization, Locke, Lessig, Jefferson

14.

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
Downloads 285 (84,996)

Abstract:

eminent domain, Fifth Amendment, public use, takings, Kelo, Hathcock, Poletown

15.

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
Downloads 274 (78,924)
Citation 2

Abstract:

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

16.

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
Downloads 262 (87,722)
Citation 1

Abstract:

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

17.

A Brief History of Software Patents (and Why They're Valid)

Arizona Law Review Syllabus, December 2014, Forthcoming, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-41
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2014
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
Downloads 255 (54,206)

Abstract:

computer-implemented invention, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, Borland, Lotus, Benson, Diehr, Bilski, Alappat, patentable subject matter, patent-eligible, Apple, Microsoft, PC Revolution

18.

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
Downloads 253 (67,349)

Abstract:

Henry O'Reilly, Joseph Henry, Charles Jackson, Amos Kendall, technology, innovation, patent wars, litigation, licensing, electro-magnetic telegraph, Morse Code

19.

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
Downloads 201 (122,240)

Abstract:

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

20.

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
Downloads 187 (111,218)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Jacque v. Steenberg Homes, State v. Shack, Hendricks, in rem, in personam, rights, governance strategy, Progressives, Dukeminier, Harold Demsetz, Richard Posner, Ronald Coase

21.

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
Downloads 154 (155,053)

Abstract:

gene patents, human genome, Myriad Genetics, patent claims, patent scope

22.

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
Downloads 104 (198,159)

Abstract:

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

23.

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
Downloads 95 (149,456)

Abstract:

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

24.

‘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

25.

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

George Mason Law Review, Forthcoming, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 17-16
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 30 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2017
Kevin R. 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

26.

Trademark as a Property Right

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 17-15
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2017
Adam Mossoff
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Abstract:

Law and Economics, Search Costs, Competition, Jurisprudence, John Locke, Joseph Story, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Richard Posner

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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

28.

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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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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Abstract:

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