‘Bruno Latour, Mario Biagioli, and the Rhetoric of “Balance” in IP Law (and Climate Change)’

“… We might initially assume Biagioli’s article, entitled Weighing intellectual property: can we balance the costs and benefits of patenting?, is another article addressing the costs and benefits of IP, and bemoaning the deficits in the empirical evidence. Biagioli’s conclusion that ‘we are unable to measure the benefits that IP has for inventors or the costs it has for the public’ might remind readers, for example, of Mark Lemley’s now-famous critique of what Lemley calls ‘faith-based IP’ …” (more)

[Camilla Alexandra Hrdy, Written Description, 14 January]

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