The Path of IP Studies: Growth, Diversification, and Hope
13 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2014 Last revised: 29 Aug 2014
Date Written: July 1, 2014
This foreword for a symposium issue of the Texas Law Review discusses the evolution of intellectual property law scholarship, with particular attention to developments in empirically oriented IP scholarship. Over the past few decades, IP scholarship, outlets for its publication, and the IP academic community have grown remarkably, increasing not only in volume but also in diversity and interdisciplinary reach. IP empirical studies have featured substantially in this story of growth and diversification. The range and breadth of resulting scholarship can be disorienting but also provides hope for a new policy-oriented synthesis grounded in a multitude of discrete and methodologically diverse studies.
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