Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law

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Oxford University Press, 2009 - Law - 412 pages
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In recent years, innovation has been threatened by the United States legal system. Much of the blame can be attributed to the antitrust and intellectual property laws. Innovation for the 21st Century seeks to reverse this trend, offering ten revolutionary proposals, from pharmaceuticals to peer-to-peer software, to help foster innovation. Michael A. Carrier illustrates the benefits of improving the patent system and incorporating innovation into copyright and antitrust law. He also dips into a rich business literature to import ideas on "disruptive innovation" and "user innovation." And he replaces the 20th-century view that the IP and antitrust laws are in conflict with a new 21st-century framework that treats them as collaborators.

Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law provides a comprehensive framework for the patent, copyright, and antitrust laws to promote innovation.

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About the author (2009)

Michael A. Carrier is a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law - Camden. He has published and spoken widely on the antitrust and intellectual property laws, and is one of the leading authorities in the country on the intersection of these laws. Professor Carrier's work has appeared in the Stanford Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Minnesota Law Review, and he is the editor of the forthcoming volume, Critical Concepts in Intellectual Property Law: Competition . Before entering academia, he clerked for the Honorable John D. Butzner, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and practiced antitrust, intellectual property, and sports law at Covington & Burling, in Washington, D.C. Professor Carrier is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University and a cum laude graduate of Michigan Law School, where he was Book Review Editor of the Michigan Law Review .

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