Stanford Technology Law Review

The Stanford Technology Law Review (STLR) strives to present well-rounded analyses of the legal, business, and policy issues that arise at the intersection of intellectual property law, science and technology, and industry. STLR publishes exclusively online, providing timely coverage of emerging issues to its readership base of legal academics and practitioners. 

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Patent Trolling: Why Bio & Pharmaceuticals Are At Risk

Robin Feldman
Nicholson Price II

Patent trolls—also known variously as non-practicing entities, patent assertion entities, and patent monetizers—are a top priority on legislative and regulatory reform agendas. In modern debates, however, the biopharmaceutical industry goes conspicuously unmentioned. Although the biopharmaceuticalindustry is paradigmatically centered on patents, conventional wisdom holds that it is largely unthreatened by trolls. This Article shows that the conventional wisdom is wrong, both theoretically and descriptively.... Read more about Patent Trolling: Why Bio & Pharmaceuticals Are At Risk

  • November 10, 2014
  • 17 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 773

IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

Kate Darling

Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian theory of incentivizing creative works. This Article looks at content production incentives in the online adult entertainment industry. A recent trend of industry-specific studies tries to better understand the relationship between intellectual property (IP) and creation incentives in practice. This Article makes a contribution to the literature by analyzing a major entertainment content industry where copyright protection has been considerably weakened in recent years.... Read more about IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

  • November 2, 2014
  • 17 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 709