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Volume 18, Issue 2

COPYRIGHT’S TECHNOLOGICAL INTERDEPENDENCIES.................................. 189 Clark D. Asay THE CRIMINAL COPYRIGHT GAP ................................................................... 247 Eldar Haber MISAPPROPRIATION AND THE MORALITY OF FREE-RIDING........................... 289 Michael E. Kenneally INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT AS VANDALISM .......................... 331 Irina D. Manta & Robert E. Wagner ... Read more about Volume 18, Issue 2

  • June 25, 2015
  • 18 Stan. Tech. L. Rev.

Volume 18, Issue 1

MANDATING FINAL-OFFER ARBITRATION OF FRAND ROYALTIES FOR STANDARD-ESSENTIAL PATENTS ................................... 1 J. Gregory Sidak SLAPPING PATENT TROLLS: WHAT ANTI-TROLLING LEGISLATION CAN LEARN FROM THE ANTI-SLAPP MOVEMENT........................... 39 Rebecca Schoff Curtin WEEDS, SEEDS & DEEDS REDUX : NATURAL AND LEGAL EVOLUTION IN THE U.S. SEED WARS .............................. 79 Rebecca K. Stewart SPECIALIZED STANDARDS OF REVIEW ................................................... 151... Read more about Volume 18, Issue 1

  • June 25, 2015
  • 18 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 1

FUNCTIONAL CLAIMING AND THE PATENT BALANCE

David J. Kappos
Christopher P. Davis

If someone were to tell you that fax machines, remote printers, and even email were all patented as far back as 1840—and by a single inventor—you probably would not believe it. Indeed, you would be in good company; the Supreme Court essentially agreed with that sentiment in a landmark decision in 1853.1 Samuel Morse, best remembered for inventing the telegraph, proved that even great inventors are susceptible to claiming inventions that far exceed their actual contributions to the knowledge pool.... Read more about FUNCTIONAL CLAIMING AND THE PATENT BALANCE

  • June 25, 2015
  • 18 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 365

WEEDS, SEEDS & DEEDS REDUX: NATURAL AND LEGAL EVOLUTION IN THE U.S. SEED WARS

Rebecca K. Stewart

Ever since the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office began issuing utility patents for plants, the United States has sat squarely on the frontlines of what have come to be known as the “seed wars.” In the last two decades, the majority of battles in the U.S. seed wars have been waged in the form of patent infringement lawsuits.... Read more about WEEDS, SEEDS & DEEDS REDUX: NATURAL AND LEGAL EVOLUTION IN THE U.S. SEED WARS

  • June 25, 2015
  • 18 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 79

SPECIALIZED STANDARDS OF REVIEW

J. Jonas Anderson

The applicable standard of review on appeal is governed by a simple rule: appellate courts review questions of law de novo, questions of fact for “clearerror,” and questions of discretion for “abuse of discretion.” Despite the apparent simplicity of the rule, its application has been uneven, to state it mildly. Scholars have written extensively about the application of the rule, but have yet to consider whether the traditional rule of “deference” should be altered when the appellate court is a specialized court.... Read more about SPECIALIZED STANDARDS OF REVIEW

  • June 25, 2015
  • 18 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 151

MISAPPROPRIATION AND THE MORALITY OF FREE-RIDING

Michael E. Kenneally

Concern about free-riding drives intellectual property law, especially its misappropriation doctrine. Freely enjoying goods that are costly to produce may be bad for society as a whole (because it weakens private incentives to create such goods) and also unfair to those who have created them (because they are not compensated for all the value they produced).... Read more about MISAPPROPRIATION AND THE MORALITY OF FREE-RIDING

  • June 25, 2015
  • 18 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 289

THE CRIMINAL COPYRIGHT GAP

Eldar Haber

Copyright law undergoes a criminalization process. Since the birth of criminal copyright in the 19th century, there has been a substantial increase in criminal copyright legislation. Copyright criminalization could lead to a paradigm shift toward a criminal-oriented law. However, legislation alone is insufficient to change the perception of copyright to a criminal-oriented law, as italso depends on practice.... Read more about THE CRIMINAL COPYRIGHT GAP

  • June 25, 2015
  • 18 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 247

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