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

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

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 856 (26,860)
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Trademark, Goodwill, Misappropriation

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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 823 (28,415)
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pleading, plausibility, case screening, Rule 8(a)(2), Ashcroft v. Iqbal, Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, two-pronged approach

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

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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
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Intellectual Property, Trademark, Enforcement Costs, Trade Dress

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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
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dilution, trademark law, legal realism, Frank Schechter

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

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

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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 393 (73,752)

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

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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 319 (93,601)

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

10.

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
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class action, economics of litigation

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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 275 (109,943)
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procedural rights, Dworkin, Fuller, outcome-based, process-based, moral harm

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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 251 (120,846)
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K00, K19, K29

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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 236 (128,650)
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procedural discretion, procedural rules, rulemaking, settlement, bounded rationality, strategic interaction

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

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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 206 (146,625)
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trade secrecy, trade secret law, intellectual property, economics of trade secret law

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

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

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

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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
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preclusion, res judicata, collateral estoppel, economics of litigation

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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 138 (207,754)
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Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 1, 'Just, Speedy, and Inexpensive', Civil Justice Reform, Procedure Theory, Error Risk Distribution

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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
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discovery, economics of litigation

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

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

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

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

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Of Trolls, Orphans, and Abandoned Marks: What’s Wrong With Not Using Intellectual Property?

42 Colum. J.L & Arts 1 (2018), U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 699
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 07 Feb 2019
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 66 (337,754)

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intellectual property, patent, copyright, trademark, IP nonuse, patent trolls, nonpracticing entities, patent assertion entities, orphan works, trademark abandonment

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Justifying Class Action Limits: Parsing the Debates over Ascertainability and Cy Pres

Kansas Law Review, Vol. 65, No. 913, 2017, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 678
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 27 Sep 2017
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
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Class Actions, Ascertainability, Cy Pres, Adjudicative Legitimacy

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

30.

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

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Forum Shopping and Patent Law: A Comment on TC Heartland

96 Tex. L. Rev. 141 (2017), U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 689
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Dec 2017
Robert G. Bone
University of Texas School of Law
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patent venue, TC Heartland, patent trolls, patent assertion entity, forum shopping, forum selling

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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

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

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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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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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