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.
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 ...
The Relationship Between Foundations and Principles in IP Law San Diego Law Review (2012)
The article presents information on basic principles concerning foundations of the field of intellectual property (IP) law. It provides information on the basic principles of IP law which include efficiency, proportionality and dignity. It stresses ...