USC Gould School of Law

January 11, 2017
Barnett, Jonathan

Has the Academy Led Patent Law Astray?

Winter 2016
Barnett, Jonathan

Are There Really Patent Thickets?

Barnett, Jonathan

From Patent Thickets to Patent Networks: The Legal Infrastructure of the Digital Economy

Scholarly and popular commentary often asserts that markets characterized by intensive patent issuance and enforcement suffer from "patent thickets" that suppress innovation. This assertion is difficult to reconcile with continuous robust levels of research and development (R&D) investment...Read More