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Parchment Paper Pixels: Law and the Technologies of Communication

Peter M. Tiersma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226803067
eISBN:
9780226803074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803074.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Technological revolutions have had an unquestionable, if still debatable, impact on culture and society—perhaps none more so than the written word. In the legal realm, the rise of literacy and print ... More


Innovation, Competition, and the Patent System

Christina Bohannan and Herbert Hovenkamp

in Creation without Restraint: Promoting Liberty and Rivalry in Innovation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738830
eISBN:
9780199932702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738830.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Competition Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter gives a brief overview of the U.S. patent system and evaluates the problem of incentives and foreseeable harm. It also considers the severe limitations on any notion that antitrust law ... More


Inventing

WILLIAM CORNISH

in Intellectual Property: Omnipresent, Distracting, Irrelevant?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263073
eISBN:
9780191718694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263073.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter discusses intellectual property (IP) applicable to the inventing of technology, focusing on the patent system. Topics covered include basic elements of patents, medical patents, ... More


The Subject Matter of Intellectual Property

Justine Pila

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199688616
eISBN:
9780191767845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688616.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This book offers a study of the subject matter protected by each of the main intellectual property (IP) regimes. With a focus on European and UK law particularly, it considers the meaning of the ... More


Criminology as Invention

Lawrence W. Sherman

in What is Criminology?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571826
eISBN:
9780191728839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571826.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

Criminology was invented as a new way of reducing human suffering. If an invention is a ‘new design for doing something’, the ‘something’ criminology was designed for was less crime and injustice. ... More


Figures of Invention: A History of Modern Patent Law

Alain Pottage and Brad Sherman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199595631
eISBN:
9780191807282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199595631.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Taking the invention as its object of study, this book develops a new perspective on the making of modern patent law. Focusing on the figures that make inventions material, and on how to overcome the ... More


The Regulation of Computer-Implemented Inventions by Patent Law: A Critique of Decentralized Governance Techniques

Katerina Sideri

in Law and Sociology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282548
eISBN:
9780191700200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282548.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter addresses the decentralized regulatory measures that are link to the control of information in the European Union. It specifically concentrates on revisiting the proposition that modern ... More


Patenting Software

Noam Shemtov

in Beyond the Code: Protection of Non-Textual Features of Software

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198716792
eISBN:
9780191848377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716792.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter examines some key elements of patent protection for computer-implemented inventions, with particular emphasis on the patent eligibility of software-implemented inventions in the United ... More


Patent System, Constitution, and the Public

Feroz Ali

in The Access Regime: Patent Law Reforms for Affordable Medicines

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463480
eISBN:
9780199086344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463480.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Patent rights by their very nature are rights in rem that can be enforced against the public at large. But, surprisingly the grant of such rights is not subjected to public determination. In the ... More


Reissues

Alain Pottage and Brad Sherman

in Figures of Invention: A History of Modern Patent Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199595631
eISBN:
9780191807282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199595631.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter examines the role of patent reissues in the evolution of the modern patent law. It also considers the difficulties generated by the reissue procedure and how they contributed to the ... More


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