Speaker - Robert P. Merges

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Before joining the Boalt faculty in 1995, Robert Merges was a faculty member at Boston University School of Law and served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. Merges has authored or coauthored three books, Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials, Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age, and Legal Protection for Computer Technology. Recent articles include "As Many as Six Impossible Patents before Breakfast: Property Rights for Business Concepts and Patent System Reform," in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal (1999); "The Control of Strategic Alliances: An Empirical Analysis of Biotechnology Collaborations," in the Journal of Industrial Economics (1998); and "Intellectual Property and Digital Content: Notes on a Scorecard," in Rivista di Diritto Industriale (1998). In addition to teaching and research projects, Merges also serves as a special consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and is a member of the Department's Task Force on Intellectual Property.

3 Programs

The Affect of Changing Patent Law

04.20.07 | 01:27:25 min | 0 comments

The Supreme Court Year in Preview

10.27.06 | 01:33:03 min | 0 comments

Prospects for Patent Litigation in Congress

10.27.06 | 01:01:00 min | 0 comments