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Rebecca S. Eisenberg

Rebecca S. Eisenberg

Robert and Barbara Luciano Professor of Law
Member of University of Michigan Law School Faculty 1984-



Forthcoming

  • "Anticommons, Transaction Costs, and Patent Aggregators." In Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law, edited by P. Menell, B. Depoorter, and D Schwartz. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Forthcoming, 2018.
  • "Fostering Frugal Innovation." (Forthcoming).
  • Co-author. "Fallen Angels of the Bayh-Dole Era." R. M. Cook-Deegan, co-author. Daedalus (Forthcoming).

Book Chapters

  • "Intellectual Property and Public Health." In Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law, edited by R. C. Dreyfuss and J. Pila. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2017. (published online, print book forthcoming)
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  • Co-author. "Patents and Regulatory Exclusivity in the USA." J. R. Thomas, co-author. In Encyclopedia of Health Economics, edited by A. J. Culyer, 443-52. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2014.
  • "Patents and Regulatory Exclusivity." In Oxford Handbook on the Economics of the Biopharmaceutical Industry, edited by P. Danzon and S. Nicholson, 167-98. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2012.
    UM Library Catalog
  • "Data Secrecy in the Age of Regulatory Exclusivity." In The Law and Theory of Trade Secrecy: A Handbook of Contemporary Research, edited by R. C. Dreyfuss and K. J. Strandburg, 467-91. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011.
    MLaw Catalog
  • "The Story of Diamond v. Chakrabarty: Technological Change and the Subject Matter Boundaries of the Patent System." In Intellectual Property Stories, edited by J. C. Ginsburg and R. C. Dreyfuss, 327-57. New York: Foundation Press, 2006.
    MLaw Catalog
  • Co-author. "Proprietary Considerations." A. K. Rai, co-author. In Handbook of Stem Cells, edited by R. Lanza et al., vol. 1, 793-8. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press, 2004.
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  • "Reaching Through the Genome." In Science & Cents: Exploring the Economics of Biotechnology: Proceedings of a Conference Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, April 19.2002, edited by J. F. Duca and M. K. Yükel, 105-15. Dallas, TX: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2003.
    Full Text: MLaw Repository | WWW
  • "Reaching Through the Genome." In Perspectives on Properties of the Human Genome Project, edited by F. S. Kieff, 209-30. Advances in Genetics, 50. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press, 2003.
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  • "The Role of Patents in Exploiting the Genome." In The Genomic Revolution: Unveiling the Unity of Life, edited by M. Yudell and R. DeSalle, 175-83. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 2002.
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  • "Patents on DNA Sequences: Molecules and Information." In The Commodification of Information, edited by N. Elkin-Koren and N. W. Netanel, 415-31. Information Law Series, 11. The Hague, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2002.
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  • "How Can You Patent Genes?" In Who Owns Life?, edited by D. Magnus et al., 117-34. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2002.
    UM Library Catalog
  • "Bargaining Over the Transfer of Proprietary Research Tools: Is This Market Failing or Emerging?" In Expanding the Boundaries of Intellectual Property: Innovation Policy for the Knowledge Society, edited by R. C. Dreyfuss et al., 223-50. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2001.
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  • "Ownership, Commercial Development, Transfer and Use of Publicly Funded Research Results: The United States Legal Regime." In The Role of Publicly Funded Research and Publicly Owned Technologies in the Transfer and Diffusion of Environmentally Sound Technologies, by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; 353-70. Advanced Technology Assessment System, 12. New York: United Nations, 2000.
  • "Genomic Patents and Product Development Incentives." In Human DNA: Law and Policy: International and Comparative Perspectives, edited by B. M. Knoppers et al., 373-8. The Hague, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 1997.
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  • "Patents: Help or Hindrance to Technology Transfer?" In Biotechnology: Science, Engineering, and Ethical Challenges for the Twenty-First Century, edited by F. B. Rudolph and L. V. McIntire, 161-74. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 1996.
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  • "Patent Rights in the Human Genome Project." In Gene Mapping: Using Law and Ethics as Guides, edited by G. Annas and S. Elias, 226-45. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1992.
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Journal Articles


Reviews

  • "One Size Fits All, After Tailoring." Review of The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It, by D. L. Burk and M. A. Lemley, co-authors. Science 325, no. 5948 (2009): 1625.
    Full Text: Science (UMich users) | Science

Other Publications

  • "Costs, Norms, and Inertia: Avoiding an Anticommons for Proprietary Research Tools." Comment In Working Within the Boundaries of Intellectual Property: Innovation Policy for the Knowledge Society, edited by R. C. Dreyfuss, H. First, and D. L. Zimmerman, 176-91. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2010.
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  • Introduction to Genentech Legal Counsel and Vice President, 1976-1988, and Entrepreneur, by D. Kiley Thomas. University of California, Berkeley: Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, 2002.
    Full Text: WWW

Reprints (Articles and other publications reprinted in full and Law Quadrangle)

  • "Patents and the Progress of Science: Exclusive Rights and Experimental Use." In The Economics of Innovation Policy, edited by A. N. Link. The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, 222. (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2008), vol. 1: 131-200. (Originally published under the same title in U. Chi. L. Rev. 56 (1989): 1017-86.)
  • "How Can You Patent Genes?" In Genetics: Science, Ethics and Public Policy: A Reader, edited by T. A. Shannon, 131-45. Readings in Bioethics. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005. (Originally published under the same title in Who Owns Life?, edited by D. Magnus et al., 117-34. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2002.)
    UM Library Catalog
  • Co-author. "Can Patents Deter Innovation? The Anticommons in Biomedical Research." M. A. Heller, co-author. In Rights and Resources, edited by F. H. Miller, 401-4. Burlington, VT: Ashgate / Dartmouth, 2003. (Originally published under the same title in Science 280, no. 5364 (1998) 698-701.)
  • Co-author. "Public vs. Proprietary Science: A Fruitful Tension?" R. R. Nelson, co-author. Acad. Med. 77, no. 12 (2002): 1392-9. (Originally published under same title in Daedalus 131, no. 2 (2002): 89-101.)
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  • "How Can You Patent Genes?" Am. J. Bioethics 2, no. 3 (2002): 3-11. (Originally published under the same title in Who Owns Life?, edited by D. Magnus et al., 117-34. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2002.)
    Full Text: Taylor and Francis Online (UMich users) | Taylor and Francis Online | WWW
  • "Can Patents Deter Innovation? The Anticommons in Biomedical Research." M. A. Heller, co-author. In Perspectives on Property Law, edited by R. C. Ellickson et al., 159-69. New York: Aspen Law & Business, 2002. (Originally published under the same title in Science 280, no. 5364 (1998): 698-701.)
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  • "Proprietary Rights and the Norms of Science in Biotechnology Research." In The Economics of Science and Innovation, edited by P. E. Stephan and D. B. Audretsch, vol. 1, 357-411. The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, 117. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2000. (Originally published under the same title in Yale L.J. 97, no. 2 (1987): 177-231.)
  • Co-author. "Upstream Patents = Downstream Bottlenecks." M. Heller, co-author. Law Quad. Notes 41, no. 3 (1998): 93-7. (Excerpted from "Can Patents Deter Innovation: The Anticommons in Biomedical Research." Science. 280, no. 5364 (1998): 698-701.)
    MLaw Catalog
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  • "Patents and the Progress of Science: Exclusive Rights and Experimental Use." Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 23 (1991): 67-136. (Originally published under the same title in U. Chi. L. Rev. 56 (1989): 1017-86.)
  • "Proprietary Rights and the Norms of Science in Biotechnology Research." Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 21 (1989): 29-83. (Originally published under the same title in Yale L. J. 97, no. 2 (1987): 177-231.)

Works in Progress & Working Papers

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