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Inequitable Conduct and Patent Misuse

Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law, P. Menell, D. Schwartz & B. Depoorter (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing, Forthcoming

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-09

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-37

35 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2015 Last revised: 20 Nov 2016

Jason Rantanen

University of Iowa - College of Law

Lee Petherbridge

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Date Written: December 15, 2015

Abstract

Most conceptions of the patent law envision a system of rules that seek to balance private rights against public interests that include promoting innovation, removing impediments to competition, and making new and useful information broadly available. Here, we review recent insights into two patent doctrines that are deeply infused with this tension: inequitable conduct and patent misuse.

Keywords: Patent, Empirical Studies, Inequitable Conduct, Misuse, Antitrust, Review, Equity

Suggested Citation

Rantanen, Jason and Petherbridge, Lee, Inequitable Conduct and Patent Misuse (December 15, 2015). Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law, P. Menell, D. Schwartz & B. Depoorter (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing, Forthcoming; U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-09; Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-37. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2704132

Jason Rantanen

University of Iowa - College of Law ( email )

Melrose and Byington
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

Lee Petherbridge (Contact Author)

Loyola Law School Los Angeles ( email )

919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211
United States
213-736-8194 (Phone)
213-380-3769 (Fax)

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