Does the US patent system hold up or push forward the commercialization of technological innovations?

Does the US patent system frustrate or facilitate the inventive acivities and entrepreneurial processes central to economic growth?

Hoover IP² is working to review the premises of the US patent system and to address questions of scope, specification, duration, and economic impact of that system.


- December 2, 2016

"If we fail to protect IP rights, we risk jeopardizing one of our greatest drivers of economic growth."
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- November 9, 2016

NPEs increasingly drawn to Chinese courts
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- November 3, 2016

Youtube agrees to pay increased royalties in Germany as EU officials propose to revamp copyright rules
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- October 26, 2016

Ninth Circuit eases the standard for awarding attorney fees in trademark cases
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Recent Working Papers

IP² Working Paper No. 16014
Who Feeds the Trolls? Patent Trolls and the Patent Examination Process
by Josh Feng and Xavier Jaravel

IP² Working Paper No. 16013
The Basic Structure of Intellectual Property Law
by Richard A. Epstein

IP² Working Paper No. 16009
The Fallacies of Patent Holdup Theory
by Alexander Galetovic and Stephen Haber

IP² Working Paper No. 16012
The Inverse Cournot Effect in Royalty Negotiations with Complementary Patents
by Gerard Llobet and Jorge Padilla