00:01    |    
Initial credits
00:20    |    
Introduction by Milton Argueta
Introduction of Richard Epstein by Milton Argueta
01:54    |    
Richard Epstein on intellectual property for the technological age
Law and property rights
Comparison between common law and roman law
Institutions and rules
Roman law achievements
Intellectual property rules Planned rules vs. spontaneous rulesIntellectual property rights systemObstacles to technological development
Property rights
Comparison between property and liberty Property as a common rightThe cost of opportunity of property
Security of possession Common and roman law rule for propertyConsequences of a private system of propertyPareto superior move
Patent rights and copyrights
Ambiguities in law patents
Costs of the patent system
Decentralized system of intellectual property rights
The role of state monopolies
American experience with copyrights TelegraphPatent competition vs. patent monopoliesGeneric pharmaceuticalsReal estate
Requirements of the US patent system
Intellectual property rights for cultural heritage
Government protection of cultural heritage
The inventive spark requirement in the patent system
Consequences of cheap patent rights
Nonobvious advance proof
Difficulties of analyzing this requirement
The problematic definition of invention
Patent design and use
Property transfer
Contract system
Voluntary transfers
Intellectual property transfer
Licensing program
The anti-commons problem
Patent common pool
Advantages of the pooling patent device
Enemies of the common pool Antitrust lawsCompulsory licenses
Similarities between property and intellectual property rights
Differences between property and intellectual property rights
Exclusive goods
Trademark and brands
Property as a natural right
Tradeoff between public and private domain property
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Questions
How does the patent system regulation prevent the abuse of patent owners in the pharmaceutical area?
What is your position on mandatory licenses?
01:14:18.5    |    
Final words
01:14:28    |    
Final credits



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Intellectual Property for the Technological Age

06 de noviembre de 2006   | Vistas: 2394 |  

According to Richard Epstein, the laws that were once applicable to intellectual property in the past now face the challenge that they cannot be applied to the technological era we are now living in. Therefore, he talks about the intellectual property for the technological age and the rights applied to this new form of possession. He gives a brief comparison between common and Roman law and the achievements that the latter has accomplished. He also speaks about property rights and its cost of opportunity as well as the consequences of a private system of property. Epstein comments on the subjects of patent rights and copyrights, the costs of the patent system, the role of state monopolies, and also illustrates the experience that the United States has had in relation to copyrights. Furthermore, he explains the consequences of cheap patent rights, the intellectual property transfer through the licensing program, and the similarities and differences between property and intellectual property rights.




Richard Epstein is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, faculty director for curriculum, and director of the…

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