Intellectual Property

The Constitutional Protection of Intellectual Property

Both Founding Era sources and 19th-century court decisions, official statements, and commentaries confirm that intellectual property rights are property as a matter of basic legal doctrine and constitutional principle.

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Lessons from Singapore on Patents

While the United States continues to weaken its patent laws, Singapore is taking a different path.  Singapore has just announced that it is developing a plan to be an Intellectual Property Hub, according to Channelnewsasia.com.  They believe that intellectual property...

Giving Back?

From President Bush’s 1000 points of light to President Obama’s biblical argument “aren’t we our brother’s keeper?” for government charity programs it appears everyone agrees that charity is good for our country and may even...

Great Again: Revitalizing America

This intriguing question and its implications for US economic policy are tackled in the groundbreaking book Great Again, by Henry R. Nothhaft with David Kline.  They answer the above query with a series of questions: Could a twenty-year-old college dropout,...

First-to-File: Is it Constitutional?

The following letter from a number of Law Professors deals with the Constitutionality of a First-to-File system as contemplated by the America Invents Act (H.R. 1249 and S. 23)  June 17, 2011 By Email Speaker John Boehner Office of the Speaker H-232 U.S. Capitol...

Mayo Clinic's Invention Theft Strategy

Mayo clinic’s management is pursuing a business strategy of efficient infringement – more commonly known as theft of other people’s inventions.  This immoral course of action is exemplified by Mayo’s involvement in two frivolous patent...

This Is CNN: Abusing Copyright Law To End Embarrassment

Tax Day this year was a great day for old-fashioned patriotism, but a bad day for television journalism--exemplified by CNN "reporter" Susan Roesgen. When hundreds of thousands of protestors raised their voices in opposition to profligate government spending and high...

A Conspiracy Theory: Bush Contracts

See if you can guess which stock I'm talking about. This stock topped out in early January at 75. It steadily declined all year, hitting bottom at 49 on Aug. 12. After that, it rallied magnificently. On Monday it was trading at 65. Then something very strange...

The Legitimacy of Intellectual Property

Revolutionary technologies always disrupt society and one of America's biggest "digital age" disruptions is occurring in the area of intellectual property (IP). Indeed, the digital revolution has re-ignited a heated debate over whether intellectual property is even...

Liberal Conspiracy Theories: Bush and Enron

The U.N., the Trilateral Commission, the international conspiracy of Jewish bankers -- these are the conspiracy theories for which right-wing nuts are infamous. But what about the conspiracy theories of the left? I'm sure you have heard of them: the...

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