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Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law

Vol 1: Theory Vol 2: Analytical Methods Vol 1: edited by Ben Depoorter, University of California, Hastings College of Law, US and Ghent University, Belgium and Peter Menell, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, US Vol 2: edited by Peter Menell, University of California, Berkeley School of Law and David Schwartz, Northwestern University, School of Law, US
Both law and economics and intellectual property law have expanded dramatically in tandem over recent decades. This field-defining two-volume Handbook, featuring the leading empirical legal and law and economics scholars, provides wide-ranging and in-depth analysis both of the economic theory underpinning intellectual property law, and the use of analytical methods to study it.
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Publication Date: August 2019
ISBN: 978 1 84844 536 9
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law and Economics
  • Law - Academic
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law and Economics
Both law and economics and intellectual property law have expanded dramatically in tandem over recent decades. This field-defining two-volume Handbook, featuring the leading empirical legal and law and economics scholars, provides wide-ranging and in-depth analysis both of the economic theory underpinning intellectual property law, and the use of analytical methods to study it.

Volume 1 explores the analogy between intellectual property and tangible property. This volume also considers the role that economic incentives play in promoting innovation and creativity, the economics of intellectual property institutions, and the interplay of intellectual property, development, and international trade.

Volume 2 explores data sources, the use of patent citation data, patent valuation, empirical studies of intellectual property modalities (patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secrets) and institutions, technological change impacts on technology and content industries, the use of experimental methods to study intellectual property law, economic history research, political economy, and knowledge commons research.

‘This remarkable book is a who's-who of IP scholars comprehensively summarizing IP scholarship. This isn't just a master's course in IP; it's several decades of knowledge condensed into two volumes.'
– Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School, US
Vol 1: Contributors include: M. Abramowicz, S. Balganesh, C. Buccafusco, M.J. Burstein, M.W. Carroll, B. Depoorter, R.S. Eisenberg, B. Frischmann, D. Gervais, S. Ghosh, H. Hovenkamp, K.E. Maskus, J.S. Masur, P.S. Menell, R.P. Merges, M.J. Meurer, S.A. Pager, A.K. Rai, K. Raustiala, J.E. Rothman, M. Schaffer Van Houweling, S. Scotchmer, H.E. Smith, C.J. Sprigman, C.S. Yoo

Vol 2: Contributors include: J.R. Allison, J.J. Anderson, B. Beebe, C. Buccafusco, C.V. Chien, J.L. Contreras, T.F. Cotter, C. Cotropia, G. de Rassenfosse, P. DiCola, M.D. Frakes, B.M. Frischmann, A. Galasso, A.A. Gallo, J.M. Golden, P.J. Heald, A.B. Jaffe, J. Kesan, B.J. Love, M.J. Madison, R. Mann, M. Mattioli, P. Menell, P. Moser, D. Oliar, L. Petherbridge, A.K. Rai, J. Rantanen, M. Risch, M. Sag, D.L. Schwartz, C.B. Seaman, T. Sichelman, C.J. Sprigman, K.J. Strandburg, R. Vacca, S. Vishnubhakat, J. Waldfogel, M.F. Wasserman, A A. Ziedonis, R.H. Ziedonis

Volume 1

Part I: Intellectual Property as Property
1. Intellectual Property as Property
Molly Schaffer Van Houweling

2. Anticommons, Transaction Costs, and Patent Aggregators
Rebecca S. Eisenberg

3. Governing Intellectual Property
Henry E. Smith

Part II: IP and Incentives
4. Philosophical Foundations of IP Law: The Law and Economics Paradigm
Robert P. Merges

5. Intellectual Property Law and the Promotion of Welfare
Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur

6. Economic Models of Innovation: Stand-Alone and Cumulative Creativity
Peter S. Menell and Suzanne Scotchmer

7. Economic Analysis of Network Effects and Intellectual Property
Peter S. Menell

8. Intellectual Property and Competition
Herbert Hovenkamp

9. Intellectual Property and the Economics of Product Differentiation
Christopher S. Yoo

10. Price Discrimination and Intellectual Property
Ben Depoorter and Michael J. Meurer

11. When are IP Rights Necessary? Evidence from Innovation in IP’s Negative Space
Kal Raustiala and Christopher Jon Sprigman

12. Open Innovation and Ex-Ante Licensing
Michael J. Burstein

13. Prize and Reward Alternatives to Intellectual Property
Michael Abramowicz

Part III: IP Costs
14. Tailoring Intellectual Property Rights to Reduce Uniformity Cost
Michael W. Carroll

15. Intellectual Property Enforcement Costs
Ben Depoorter

16. Economic Analysis of Intellectual Property Notice and Disclosure
Peter S. Menell

Part IV: IP and Institutions
17. Patent Institutions: Shifting Interactions Between Legal Actors
Arti K. Rai

18. The Economics of Collective Management
Daniel Gervais

19. “The Common Law” in the Law and Economics of Intellectual Property
Shyamkrishna Balganesh

20. In the Shadow of the Law: The Role of Custom in Intellectual Property
Jennifer E. Rothman

21. Infrastructure Theory and IP
Brett Frischmann

Part V: IP, Development, and International Trade
22. Creative Development: Copyright and Emerging Creatve Industries
Sean A. Pager

23. Intellectual Property and Economic Development: A Guide for Scholarly and Policy Research
Shubha Ghosh

24. Economic Development and Intellectual Property Rights: Key Analytical Results from Economics
Keith E. Maskus


Volume 2

Part I: Empirical Methods
1. Data Sources on Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Other Intellectual Property
Ted Sichelman and David L. Schwartz

Part II: Empirical Studies Relating to Patents
Section A: Metrics
2. Patent Citation Data in Social Science Research: Overview and Best Practices
Adam B. Jaffe and Gaétan de Rassenfosse

3. Patent Value
John R. Allison

Section B: Patent Institutions and Litigation
4. Empirical Scholarship on the Prosecution Process at the PTO
Melissa F. Wasserman and Michael D. Frakes

5. The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Arti K. Rai and Saurabh Vishnubhakat

6. The Federal Circuit as an Institution
Ryan Vacca

7. Empirical Studies of Claim Construction
J. Jonas Anderson and Peter S. Menell

8. Empirical Studies of the International Trade Commission
Colleen V. Chien and David L. Schwartz

9. Technical Standards, Standards-Setting Organizations and Intellectual Property: A Survey of the Literature (With an Emphasis on Empirical Approaches)
Jorge L. Contreras

10. Empirical Studies of Patent Pools
Michael Mattioli

11. Empirical Analyses Related to University Patenting
Arvids A. Ziedonis

Part III: Patent Law Doctrines
12. Empirical Studies in Patentability
Ronald Mann and Christopher Cotropia

13. Patent Duration
Brian J. Love

14. Infringement
Lee Petherbridge and Jason Rantanen

15. Presumption of Validity
Christopher B. Seaman

16. Inequitable Conduct and Patent Misuse
Lee Petherbridge and Jason Rantanen

17. Remedies
Thomas F. Cotter and John M. Golden

Part IV: Technology-Specific Studies
18. Patent Rights and Innovation: Evidence from the Semiconductor Industry
Rosemarie H. Ziedonis and Alberto Galasso

19. Patent Trolls
Jay Kesan

20. Patents and Innovation in Economic History
Petra Moser

21. The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Reforms
Jay P. Kesan and Andres A. Gallo

Part V: Empirical Studies Relating to Copyright
22. Empirical Studies of Copyright Litigation
Matthew Sag

23. Empirical Studies of Copyright Registration
Dotan Oliar

24. Copyright and Technological Change in Music, Movies, and Books
Joel Waldfogel

25. Music Copyright
Peter DiCola

26. Experiments in Intellectual Property
Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman

27. The Effect of Copyright Law on Access to Works
Paul J. Heald

Part VI: Empirical Studies of Trademark Law
28. Empirical Studies of Trademark Law
Barton Beebe

Part VII: Empirical Methods in Trade Secret Research
29. Empirical Methods in Trade Secret Research
Michael Risch

Part VIII: Knowledge Commons
30. Knowledge Commons
Katherine J. Strandburg and Brett M. Frischmann