About Robert P Merges
Robert Merges specializes in intellectual property and related issues. In addition to teaching and research projects, Merges is a co-founder and former Managing Director, and currently Senior Policy Advisor, of Ovidian LLC, a Berkeley-based consulting and informatics company specializing in assessing and valuing patent portfolios.
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Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Patent Pools 78 Ohio State Law Journal 281 (2017) (2017)
This Article addresses a policy question that has challenged scholars and lawmakers since the 1850s: Do the transaction cost benefits of patent pools outweigh their potential for consumer harm? This question has special importance today. ...
Foundations and Principles Redux: A Reply to Professor Blankfein-Tabachnick California Law Review (2013)
This is a response to the commentary by Professor David H. Blankfein-Tabachnick ("B-T") on my book, Justifying Intellectual Property (JIP) (2011). In JIP, I describe IP law at three levels: foundations, midlevel principles, and specific ...