The Path of IP Studies: Growth, Diversification, and Hope

13 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2014 Last revised: 29 Aug 2014

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John M. Golden

University of Texas at Austin - School of Law

Robert P. Merges

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Pamela Samuelson

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Date Written: July 1, 2014

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Golden, John M. and Merges, Robert P. and Samuelson, Pamela, The Path of IP Studies: Growth, Diversification, and Hope (July 1, 2014). Texas Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 1757-1768 (2014); UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2469289; U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 616. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2469289

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