Shubha Ghosh Publishes Two-Volume Research Handbook “Intellectual Property and Innovation”

Posted on Tuesday 10/10/2017
Shubha Ghosh, Crandall Melvin Professor of Law and Director of the Technology Commercialization Law Center, has published a two-volume research handbook Intellectual Property and Innovation with Edward Elgar Publishing, part of its Critical Concepts in Intellectual Property Law series.

“Everyone is familiar with the phrase, ‘Build a better mousetrap and the world will blaze a path to your door,’ says Ghosh, “but there are lots of impediments to building that path. The articles collected in this volume identify these impediments and provide solutions.”

The collection presents 39 leading articles, dating from 1990 to 2015, on the theory and practice of intellectual property law as it applies to the promotion of innovation in economic, social, and legal dimensions.

Introduced with an essay by Ghosh, topics include the role of law and incentives, cumulative and open forms of innovation, as well as discussion of intellectual property and innovation’s social dimensions, relationship with market institutions, and how to chart a course for future innovation policy.

Writes Pam Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California-Berkeley, “Innovation has become a vitally important field of study in the modern era. This compilation offers the single best collection of insights that scholars of innovation—including but not limited to intellectual property professors—have to offer about what innovation is, why it is essential to economic growth, and how to foster it. It is a major accomplishment to have brought these insightful works together.”

More information, including the table of contents, can be found here.