Robert G. Bone

University of Texas School of Law

G. Rollie White Professor of Law

727 East Dean Keeton Street

Austin, TX 78705

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

Plausibility Pleading Revisited and Revised: A Comment on Ashcroft v. Iqbal

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 4, 2010, Boston University School of Law Working Paper No. 09-41
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 Sep 2009
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 785 (23,907)
Citation 2

Abstract:

pleading, plausibility, case screening, Rule 8(a)(2), Ashcroft v. Iqbal, Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, two-pronged approach

2.

Hunting Goodwill: A History of the Concept of Goodwill in Trademark Law

Boston University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 12 Jan 2006
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 705 (25,115)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Trademark, Goodwill, Misappropriation

3.

To Encourage Settlement: Rule 68, Offers of Judgment, and the History of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 102, 2008, Boston University School of Law Working Paper No. 08-02
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 09 Jan 2008
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 465 (43,278)
Citation 1

Abstract:

settlement, Rule 68, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68, conditional fee-shifting, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, rulemaking

4.

Enforcement Costs and Trademark Puzzles

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 90, p. 2099, 2004
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 30 Jun 2004
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 382 (55,790)
Citation 7

Abstract:

Intellectual Property, Trademark, Enforcement Costs, Trade Dress

5.

Trade Secrecy, Innovation, and the Requirement of Reasonable Secrecy Precautions

THE LAW AND THEORY OF TRADE SECRECY: A HANDBOOK OF CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH, Rochelle C. Dreyfuss, Katherine J. Strandberg, eds., Edward Elgar Press, 2010, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 09-40
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 15 May 2014
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 347 (60,675)
Citation 1

Abstract:

trade secret law, secrecy precautions, enforcement costs, signaling, Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Rockwell Graphics v. DEV Industries

6.

Twombly, Pleading Rules, and the Regulation of Court Access

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 94, 2009, Boston Univ. School of Law, Law & Econ. Working Paper No. 08-34, Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Working Paper No. 08-34
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 28 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2008
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 343 (66,515)
Citation 8

Abstract:

strict pleading, notice pleading, frivolous litigation, case screening, Bell Atlantic v. Twombly

7.

Schechter's Ideas in Historical Context and Dilution's Rocky Road

Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, Vol. 24, 2008, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 08-01
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 09 Jan 2008
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 325 (61,791)
Citation 1

Abstract:

dilution, trademark law, legal realism, Frank Schechter

8.

Making Effective Rules: The Need for Procedure Theory

Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 61, p. 319, 2008, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 08-35
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 01 Dec 2008
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 281 (70,328)
Citation 3

Abstract:

procedural reform, procedure theory, rulemaking, settlement, party participation

9.

A Skeptical View of the Trademark Dilution Revision Act

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 07-36
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 09 Jan 2008
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 278 (80,402)

Abstract:

dilution, federal anti-dilution statute, Section 43(c), trademark law, Trademark Dilution Revision Act

10.

Procedure, Participation, Rights

Boston University Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 172
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 May 2010 Last Revised: 15 May 2010
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 228 (102,604)
Citation 1

Abstract:

procedural rights, Dworkin, Fuller, outcome-based, process-based, moral harm

11.

Who Decides?: A Critical Look at Procedural Discretion

Boston University School of Law Working Paper No. 06-29
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 08 Sep 2006
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 209 (116,239)
Citation 5

Abstract:

procedural discretion, procedural rules, rulemaking, settlement, bounded rationality, strategic interaction

12.

Taking the Confusion Out of 'Likelihood of Confusion': Toward a More Sensible Approach to Trademark Infringement

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 106, 2012, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 214
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 30 Mar 2012
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 180 (114,733)

Abstract:

K00, K19, K29

13.

Class Action

Procedural Law and Economics (Edward Elgar), Forthcoming, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 209
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 17 May 2011 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2011
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 176 (106,079)
Citation 1

Abstract:

class action, economics of litigation

14.

Trademark Functionality Revisited and Revised

U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. e554
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 06 May 2014
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 118 (150,339)

Abstract:

trademark law, functionality doctrine, trademark history, TrafFix Devices, trademark policy, intellectual property, economics of trademark law

15.

The (Still) Shaky Foundations of Trade Secret Law

Texas Law Review, 2014, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 563
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 03 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2015
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 112 (139,261)

Abstract:

trade secrecy, trade secret law, intellectual property, economics of trade secret law

16.

Preclusion

Procedural Law and Economics (Edward Elgar), 2012, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 207
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 May 2011 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2012
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 111 (182,894)

Abstract:

preclusion, res judicata, collateral estoppel, economics of litigation

17.

Party Rulemaking: Making Procedural Rules Through Party Choice

Texas Law Review, Vol. 90, p. 1329, 2012, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 216
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 15 May 2012
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 98 (163,940)
Citation 1

Abstract:

rulemaking, party rulemaking, pre-dispute agreements, contract procedure, adjudicative legitimacy

18.

Discovery

Procedural Law and Economics (Edward Elgar), 2012, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 208
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 May 2011 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2012
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 85 (226,310)

Abstract:

discovery, economics of litigation

19.

Walking the Class Action Maze: Towards a More Functional Rule 23

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 46, 2013, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 487
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 May 2013 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2013
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 72 (237,550)

Abstract:

class actions, Rule 23 reform, class cohesion, certification standard of proof

20.

The Misguided Search for Class Unity

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 82, Forthcoming, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 520
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 25 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2014
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 71 (235,945)

Abstract:

21.

The Puzzling Idea of Adjudicative Representation: Lessons for Aggregate Litigation and Class Actions

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 79, pp. 577-627, 2011, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 192
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 17 May 2011
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 69 (246,196)

Abstract:

adjudicative representation, day in court, class actions, preclusion, nonparty preclusion

22.

Trademark Functionality Reexamined

Journal of Legal Analysis, Forthcoming , U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. E557
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 28 May 2015 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2015
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 61 (182,894)

Abstract:

: trademark law, functionality doctrine, trademark history, TrafFix Devices, trademark policy, intellectual property, economics of trademark law

23.

Securing the Normative Foundations of Litigation Reform

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 5, p. 1155, 2006, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 07-35
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 09 Jan 2008
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 61 (275,785)

Abstract:

procedural rulemaking, procedure and substance, error cost, case aggregation, settlement, procedural discretion, Robert Cover

24.

Improving Rule 1: A Master Rule for the Federal Rules

Denver University Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 2, pp. 287-309, 2010, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 169
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 May 2010 Last Revised: 15 May 2010
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 42 (331,435)

Abstract:

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 1, 'Just, Speedy, and Inexpensive', Civil Justice Reform, Procedure Theory, Error Risk Distribution

25.

A Normative Evaluation of Actuarial Litigation

Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 227, 2011, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 223, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 213
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 29 Mar 2012
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 34 (346,551)

Abstract:

actuarial litigation, statistical adjudication, case aggregation, sampling, economics of litigation, settlement, adjudicative legitimacy

26.

Notice Failure and Defenses in Trademark Law

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 96, 2016, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 657
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 03 Nov 2016
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 0 (377,214)

Abstract:

Trademark Law, Trademark Policy, Notice Failure, Chilling Effects, Trademark Fair Use, Expressive Trademark Use, Trade Dress, Intellectual Property, Economics of Trademark Law

27.

Tyson Foods and the Future of Statistical Adjudication

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 95, 2017 Forthcoming, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 656
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 27 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2016
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 0 (139,949)

Abstract:

Tyson Foods, aggregate litigation, sampling, statistical adjudication, class action, adjudicative legitimacy

28.

Judging as Judgment: Tying Judicial Education to Adjudication Theory

University of Texas School of Law, Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper Series Publication No. 636, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 636
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Jan 2016
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
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Abstract:

judicial education, Process Jurisprudence, management science, adjudication theory, Institute of Judicial Administration, Justice Tom Clark

29.

Decentralizing the Lawmaking Function: Private Lawmaking Markets and Intellectual Property Rights in Law

International Review of Law and Economics, 2013, Forthcoming, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 486
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2013
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law

Abstract:

private lawmaking, intellectual property, intellectual property rights in law, Larry Ribstein, Bruce Kobayashi, Gillian Hadfield, lawmaking market, social welfare

30.

Agreeing to Fair Process: The Problem with Contractarian Theories of Procedural Fairness

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 83, June 2003
Posted: 16 Dec 2004
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law

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31.

Class Certification and the Substantive Merits

Duke Law Journal, February 2002, Forthcoming
Posted: 25 Jun 2001
Robert G. Bone and David S. Evans
University of Texas School of Law and Global Economics Group

Abstract:

class action, class certification, error costs, economics of litigation

32.

From Property to Contract: The Eleventh Amendment and University-Private Sector Intellectual Property Relationships

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 33, June 2000
Posted: 17 Dec 2000
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law

Abstract:

intellectual property, Eleventh Amendment, university-industry R&D joint ventures, contract, trade secret

33.

The Process of Making Process: Court Rulemaking, Democratic Legitimacy, and Procedural Efficacy

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 87, 1998
Posted: 26 Feb 1999
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law

Abstract:

34.

Modeling Frivolous Suits

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 145, No. 3 (1997).
Posted: 17 Jan 1997
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law

Abstract: