Intellectual Property: Economic and Legal Dimensions of Rights and Remedies
Cambridge University Press, May 2, 2005 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
Intellectual property refers to exclusive rights in, among other things, inventions (patents), works of authorship (copyright), and source-identifying symbols (trademarks). Intellectual property law is generally viewed as a means for inducing the optimal supply of inventions, works, and symbols. Economics provides some useful tools for determining whether the legal rules at issue are more or less likely to achieve this goal. This book in particular addresses the law and economics of a variety of topics that have been underanalyzed in the existing literature, including remedies such as injunctions and damages, the relevance of the defendant's mental state, and matters relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights in court proceedings.
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two The Law and Economics of IPRs
three A General Theory of Damages Rules
four Departures from the General Theory
five Liability Standards for IPRs
six Who Is an Infringer?
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