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Program News

Mark McKenna talks with NPR

Professor Mark McKenna talks with NPR in "Using Genetic Genealogy to Identify Unknown Crime Victims, Sometimes Decades Later."  Read more here.…

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Featured Research: The Value of Accuracy in the Patent System

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Because it relies on imperfect information, the patent system will inevitably make mistakes. Scholars have determined that while erroneous patent awards impose unjustified costs, erroneous patent denials discourage inventors and reduce incentives to create. Since neither option is preferable, the current approach to awarding patents in cases of uncertainty has resulted in a system of indeterminate balancing. 

Professor Stephen Yelderman in new research, The Value of Accuracy in the Patent System, argues that this conventional approach to error costs understates the role that accuracy plays in producing the benefits of the patent system. He then presents a framework for evaluating the value of this accuracy by examining an often overlooked factor, namely, whether the unsatisfied patentability requirement seeks to influence a mutually exclusive choice.

 

Events

8th Law and Economics Conference: Consumer Law and Economics

Friday, March 29, 2019

University of Lucerne

8th Law and Economics Conference in Lucerne: Consumer Law and Economics will be held on March 29-30, 2019 and co-sponsored by Notre Dame Research Program on Law and Market Behavior and the University of Lucerne. 

 

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8th Law and Economics Conference: Consumer Law and Economics

Saturday, March 30, 2019

University of Lucerne

8th Law and Economics Conference in Lucerne: Consumer Law and Economics will be held on March 29-30, 2019 and co-sponsored by Notre Dame Research Program on Law and Market Behavior and the University of Lucerne. 

 

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