Principles regulating entry to wisdom are not any longer the unique province of attorneys and policymakers and in its place command the eye of anthropologists, economists, literary theorists, political scientists, artists, historians, and cultural critics.

This burgeoning interdisciplinary curiosity in “intellectual property” has additionally increased past the traditional different types of patent, copyright, and trademark to surround a various array of subject matters starting from conventional wisdom to overseas exchange. although reputation of the significant function performed by way of “knowledge economies” has elevated, there's a distinctive urgency linked to present-day inquiries into the place rights to info come from, how they're justified, and the ways that they're deployed.  

Making and Unmaking highbrow estate, edited via Mario Biagioli, Peter Jaszi, and Martha Woodmansee, offers a variety of diverse—and even conflicting—contemporary views on highbrow estate rights and the contested assets of authority linked to them. analyzing primary recommendations and demanding traditional narratives—including these situated round authorship, invention, and the general public domain—this publication offers a wealthy advent to a huge intersection of legislation, tradition, and fabric creation.

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Scientific Authorship: Credit and Intellectual Property in Science [New York: Routledge, 2003], 195–223). ), special issue of Law & Contemporary Problems 66, nos. ), “Cultural Environmentalism @ 10,” special issue of Law & Contemporary Problems 70 (Spring 2007). The relationship between Yochai Benkler’s The Wealth of Networks (New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 2007) and cultural environmentalism is discussed in Brett Frischmann, “Cultural Environmentalism and The Wealth of Networks,” University of Chicago Law Review 74 (2007): 1083–1143.

Dobyns, The Patent Office Pony [San Diego: Sergeant Kirkland’s Press, 1997], pp. 76–78).  GO, p. 128.  Mario Biagioli, “From Print to Patents,” History of Science 44 (2006), p. 154, note 144; Wyndham Hulme, “On the Consideration of the Patent Grant,” p. 314.  Dutton, The Patent System, pp. 41–42. S. Patent Act of 1790, sec. 6, in WT, p. 468. The only reference to something like a working requirement clause is found in a draft of the 1790 act that was dropped.  47 ARCP 804, cited in Kendall J. Dood, “Patent Models and the Patent Law: 1790–1880 (Part II),” Journal of the Patent Office Society 65 (1983): 245n10 (emphasis mine), but see also Stephen D.

33 Unlike Fessenden’s volume, The Law of Patents was directed to lawyers who tried patent cases in the courts. ”36 Phillips’s readers were expected to obtain a patent themselves and then to turn to a lawyer to defend or enforce the resulting text. Until 1836, the inventor was the key participant in authoring the words of his invention that would become the bureaucratic text of a patent. Using Ghostwriters: Professionalization of Patent Practice The Patent Act of 1836 did much more than threaten to make Phillips’s treatise outdated before it was published.

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