Kevin Emerson Collins

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Professor of Law

Campus Box 1120

St. Louis, MO 63130

United States

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1.

Propertizing Thought

60 SMU L. Rev. 317 (2007), Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, 2007, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 64
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 25 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2013
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Patents, Intellectual Property

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The Reach of Literal Claim Scope into After-Arising Technology: On Thing Construction and the Meaning of Meaning

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 2, December 2008, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington Legal Studies Research Paper No. 119
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 11 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2014
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Patents, Intellectual Property

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Patent Failure: A Tragedy of Property

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2013
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 225 (133,315)

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patents

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Enabling After-Arising Technology

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 34, p. 1083, 2009
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Jul 2009
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Semiotics 101: Taking the Printed Matter Doctrine Seriously

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 85, p. 1379, 2010
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 02 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 06 May 2011
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Bilski and the Ambiguity of 'An Unpatentable Abstract Idea'

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, p. 37, 2011, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-03-04
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2015
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 152 (189,877)

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Patent, Bilski, Patentable Subject Matter

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The Knowledge/Embodiment Dichotomy

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 47, 2014
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 26 Apr 2014
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 121 (227,462)

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patent, copyright, patent eligibility

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Claims to Information Qua Information and a Structural Theory of Section 101

Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 103, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, Vol 4, No. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2013
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Patents, Intellectual Property

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Patent Law's Functionality Malfunction and the Problem of Overbroad, Functional Software Patents

90 Washington University Law Review 1399 (2013), Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-2-1
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 23 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2013
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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patent, software

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Constructive Nonvolition in Patent Law and the Problem of Insufficient Thought Control

2007 Wis. L. Rev. 759 (2007), Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 65
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 15 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2013
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Prometheus Laboratories, Mental Steps, and Printed Matter

Houston Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 391, 2012
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 01 Apr 2013
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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patent law, laws of nature, mental steps, printed matter

12.

The Hidden Wisdom of Architectural Copyright before the AWCPA: Defeasible Intellectual Property

Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-09-01
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 05 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2017
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Patent Law's Authorship Screen

84 University of Chicago Law Review 1603 (2017), Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-02-08
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 23 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2017
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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patent, copyright, boundary screen, utility, nonobviousness, architecture

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Architectural Patents Beyond Bucky Fuller's Quadrant

Terms of Appropriation: Modern Architecture and Global Exchange 186–211 (Amanda Reeser Lawrence & Ana Miljacki, eds., Routledge 2018)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 13 Aug 2018
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 56 (365,220)

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intellectual property, patent, architecture

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Getting into the 'Spirit' of Innovative Things: Looking to Complementary and Substitute Properties to Shape Patent Protection for Improvements

Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 26, p. 1217, 2011, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-09-03
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 03 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2015
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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patents, improvements, complements, substitutes

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Even More Complex after All These Years: What the Complexity of the 'How?' Question of Tailoring Claim Scope Has to Say About the 'Who?' Question

IP Theory, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 35, 2011
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 17 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2015
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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The Structural Implications of Inventors' Disclosure Obligations

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 6, 2016, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2878200
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 02 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2017
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Patent, Disclosure, Incentives

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The Williamson Revolution in Software's Structure

Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2016, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Feb 2018
Kevin Emerson Collins
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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