Patent and Copyright Term Extension and the Constitution: A Historical Perspective

49 J. Copyright Soc'y U.S.A. 19, 2001

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 28-14

111 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2014 Last revised: 31 Jul 2014

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Tyler Trent Ochoa

Santa Clara University School of Law

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

The U.S. Constitution provides that patents and copyrights may only be granted "for limited Times." This article analyzes the constitutionality of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 (CTEA) in light of the long history of congressional extensions of patents and copyrights.

Suggested Citation

Ochoa, Tyler Trent, Patent and Copyright Term Extension and the Constitution: A Historical Perspective (2001). 49 J. Copyright Soc'y U.S.A. 19, 2001, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 28-14, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2473392

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