Events: 27th October 2017

Elinor Ostrom was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics for her “her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons.” In particular, Ostrom identified a third realm of voluntary common governance of commons and voluntary provision of public goods that is in between the coercive action of the state and individualized market exchange. Ostrom, along … Continue reading “LEC Workshop for Law Professors on Elinor Ostrom and the Spontaneous Order Tradition”

The 2011 America Invents Act was intended to reduce costly delays and unnecessary litigation in the U.S. patent system. Among other changes, the Act created a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) within the Patent Office to review third-party claims that a patent was inappropriately granted and to adjudicate disputes arising out of infringement claims. … Continue reading “The America Invents Act On Trial”