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Smes, Open Innovation And Ip Management: Advancing Global Development, Stanley P. Kowalski Dec 2009

Smes, Open Innovation And Ip Management: Advancing Global Development, Stanley P. Kowalski

Law Faculty Scholarship

[Excerpt] Micro-Small-Medium Enterprises (abbreviated herein henceforth as “SMEs”) are global drivers of technological innovation and economic development. Perhaps their importance has been somewhat eclipsed by the mega-multinational corporate entities. However, whereas the corporations might be conceptualized as towering sequoia trees, SMEs represent the deep, broad, fertile forest floor that nourishes, sustains and regenerates the global economic ecosystem.

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Broadly recognized as engines of economic and global development, SMEs account for a substantial proportion of entrepreneurial activity in both industrialized and developing countries. Indeed, their role as dynamos for technological and economic progress in developing countries is critical and cannot be underemphasized ...


You Gotta Pay To Play: An Analysis Of Copyright Infringement Actions Brought By Performing Rights Organizations, Ben Thompson Aug 2009

You Gotta Pay To Play: An Analysis Of Copyright Infringement Actions Brought By Performing Rights Organizations, Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

This paper, through the tale of the recent case, BMI v. Buckaroo's, explains the typical, almost systemic, process of infringement actions brought by performing rights organizations against licensing venues. The author, Ben Thompson, can be reached at (646) 770-1097 or bthompson@thomplegal.com.


Courts And The Patent System, Dan L. Burk, Mark A. Lemley Jul 2009

Courts And The Patent System, Dan L. Burk, Mark A. Lemley

Faculty Scholarship

Innovation and patent law work differently in different industries. To some degree, the courts’ interpretations of patent and trademark law accommodate those differences. It is not much of an exaggeration to say that the patent system must bend or break: a patent system that is not flexible enough to account for these industry differences is unlikely to survive, let along accomplish its stated goals. We believe the system has the flexibility to do both, but this will require the courts to better recognize and use the policy levers they have been given.


Of Oceans, Islands, And Inland Water – How Much Room For Exceptions And Limitations Under The Three-Step Test?, Annette Kur Jan 2009

Of Oceans, Islands, And Inland Water – How Much Room For Exceptions And Limitations Under The Three-Step Test?, Annette Kur

Richmond Journal of Global Law & Business

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