Michael J. Meurer

Boston University - School of Law

Professor

765 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

United States

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Citation 55

The Private and Social Costs of Patent Trolls

Boston Univ. School of Law, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-45
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2012
James E. Bessen, Michael J. Meurer and Jennifer Laurissa Ford
Technology & Policy Research Initiative, BU School of Law, Boston University - School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Citation 78

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patent, litigation, litigation cost, non-practicing entities, software patents

The Private and Social Costs of Patent Trolls

Regulation, Vol. 34, No. 4, p. 26, Winter 2011-2012
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Jan 2012
James E. Bessen, Jennifer Laurissa Ford and Michael J. Meurer
Technology & Policy Research Initiative, BU School of Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Boston University - School of Law
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The Direct Costs from NPE Disputes

99 Cornell L. Rev. 387 (2014), Boston Univ. School of Law, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-34
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 25 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2015
James E. Bessen and Michael J. Meurer
Technology & Policy Research Initiative, BU School of Law and Boston University - School of Law
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Citation 62

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patent, litigation, litigation cost, non-practicing entities, software patents

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The Private Costs of Patent Litigation

Boston University School of Law Working Paper No. 07-08, 2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 02 May 2007 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2014
James E. Bessen and Michael J. Meurer
Technology & Policy Research Initiative, BU School of Law and Boston University - School of Law
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Citation 52

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patent, litigation, litigation cost, property rights

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The Patent Litigation Explosion

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 05-18
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Oct 2005
James E. Bessen and Michael J. Meurer
Technology & Policy Research Initiative, BU School of Law and Boston University - School of Law
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Citation 65

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patent, litigation, settlement, licensing, property rights

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Invention, Refinement and Patent Claim Scope: A New Perspective on the Doctrine of Equivalents

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 04-03, Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 93, 2005, Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-5
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 20 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2015
Michael J. Meurer and Craig Allen Nard
Boston University - School of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of Law
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patent scope, invention, doctrine of equivalents, patent claims

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Do Patents Perform Like Property?

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 08-08
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Mar 2008
Michael J. Meurer and James E. Bessen
Boston University - School of Law and Technology & Policy Research Initiative, BU School of Law
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patent, property rights, research and development

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Price Discrimination, Personal Use and Piracy: Copyright Protection of Digital Works

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 23 Dec 1997
Michael J. Meurer
Boston University - School of Law
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Copyright Law and Price Discrimination

Number of pages: 77 Posted: 27 Jun 2001
Michael J. Meurer
Boston University - School of Law
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Copyright, price discrimination, arbitrage

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Business Method Patents and Patent Floods

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 May 2002
Michael J. Meurer
Boston University - School of Law
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Patent, Business Method, Patent Pool

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Lessons for Patent Policy from Empirical Research on Patent Litigation

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 1-27, 2005, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 05-22
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Nov 2005
Michael J. Meurer and James E. Bessen
Boston University - School of Law and Technology & Policy Research Initiative, BU School of Law
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patent, litigation, settlement, licensing, property rights

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Vertical Restraints and Intellectual Property Law: Beyond Antitrust

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Mar 2003
Michael J. Meurer
Boston University - School of Law
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intellectual property, vertical restraints, antitrust, durable goods, price discrimination, sharing, exclusionary contracts

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Controlling Opportunistic and Anti-Competitive Intellectual Property Litigation

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Dec 2002
Michael J. Meurer
Boston University - School of Law
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Intellectual Property, Litigation, Frivolous Lawsuits, Predatory Litigation, Patent, Copyright, Trademark

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Notice Failure and Notice Externalities

Boston Univ. School of Law, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-58, Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-58, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 418, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1973171, The Journal of Legal Analysis, 2013
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 16 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015
Peter S. Menell and Michael J. Meurer
UC Berkeley School of Law and Boston University - School of Law
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Fair Division

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Apr 2000
Michael J. Meurer
Boston University - School of Law
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Price Discrimination & Intellectual Property

UC Hastings Research Paper No. 303, Boston Univ. School of Law, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 18-26
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2018
Ben Depoorter and Michael J. Meurer
UC Law, San Francisco and Boston University - School of Law
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Patents, copyright, intellectual property, price discrimination, antitrust, arbitrage, metering, sorting

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Nonpatentability of Business Methods: Legal and Economic Analysis

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 09-45, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1482022
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 Oct 2009
Peter S. Menell and Michael J. Meurer
UC Berkeley School of Law and Boston University - School of Law
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Patents, Business Methods, Intellectual Property, Constitutional Interpretation, Statutory Interpretation, Innovation, Patentable Subject Matter

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Of Patents and Property

Regulation, Vol. 31, No. 4, Winter 2008-2009, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 09-18
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Feb 2009
James E. Bessen and Michael J. Meurer
Technology & Policy Research Initiative, BU School of Law and Boston University - School of Law
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property, intellectual property, property rights, patent, property law, patent law, Industrial Revolution, economic growth, natural economic experiments, Eastern European economies, Eastern European transition, free-riders, generic drug

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Brief of Amici Curiae Law, Business, and Economics Scholars in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, No. 13-298

Boston Univ. School of Law, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-11
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Feb 2014
Jason Schultz, Brian J. Love, James E. Bessen and Michael J. Meurer
New York University School of Law, Santa Clara University - School of Law, Technology & Policy Research Initiative, BU School of Law and Boston University - School of Law
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Pharmacogenomics, Genetic Tests, and Patent-Based Incentives

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 May 2003
Michael J. Meurer
Boston University - School of Law
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patent, genetic test, pharmacogenomics, pharmaceuticals, research subsidy

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Serial Collusion by Multi-Product Firms

Boston Univ. School of Law, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 18-18, King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2018-28
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 20 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2018
William E. Kovacic, Robert C. Marshall and Michael J. Meurer
George Washington University - Law School, Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic and Boston University - School of Law
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Collusion, antitrust, multi-market contact, leniency, price-fixing

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Patent Carrots and Sticks: A Model of Nonobviousness

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 12, p. 549, 2008, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 09-17
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 26 Jun 2008
Michael J. Meurer and Katherine J. Strandburg
Boston University - School of Law and New York University School of Law
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obviousness, nonobviousness, patent, subject matter, question of law, question of fact, 102

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Allocating Patent Litigation Risk Across the Supply Chain

Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Forthcoming, Boston Univ. School of Law, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 18-02
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2018
Michael J. Meurer
Boston University - School of Law
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patent, litigation, value chain, insurance, indemnification

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Bilski and the Information Age a Decade Later

Boston Univ. School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Jan 2022
Michael J. Meurer
Boston University - School of Law
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patent, business method, troll

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A New Approach to Patent Reform

Boston Univ. School of Law Research Paper No. 23-9, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4357386, TILEC Discussion Paper No. TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2023-03, LSN: Law and Economics: Public Law , LSN: Litigation and Procedure, ERN IO: Productivity, Innovation, and Technology, LSN: Intellectual Property: Patent Law
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 15 Feb 2023 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2023
Fordham University School of Law, Boston University - School of Law, London School of Economics and KU Leuven - Department of Economics
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patent quality, patent reform, calibration, perfect Bayesian equilibrium, rational ignorance

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Patents and Price Fixing by Serial Colluders

Forthcoming in N.Y.U. J. Intell. Prop. & Ent. L., Boston Univ. School of Law Research Paper No. 21-1
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 09 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2021
William E. Kovacic, Robert C. Marshall and Michael J. Meurer
George Washington University - Law School, Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic and Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 132 (401,687)
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Collusion, patent, price-fixing, antitrust

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Patent Litigation with Endogenous Disputes

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 04 Nov 2009
James E. Bessen and Michael J. Meurer
Technology & Policy Research Initiative, BU School of Law and Boston University - School of Law

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Patent infringements, Patent law, Patent litigation, Patents, Intellectual property, Licenses, Litigation