Patents are legal delinquents. Drawing on insights from the sociology of markets, I argue that patents are surreptitiously performing functions familiar from the grocery store, the vegetable stand, or the barbershop. I suggest that patents are calculative, not in the mathematical sense, but in the sociological sense of structuring and facilitating market relations.
Join Professor Dan L. Burk for a discussion about Calculative Patents.
This presentation is part of the IP Speaker Series organized and hosted by PIJIP.
Registration is Required! https://tinyurl.com/Ipspeakerdanburk
Prog Information Justice & Intellectual Property
Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW