Landes and Posner Discuss Intellectual Property

posner_landes_bookLINK: Ilya Shapiro has written a review of the recent Intellectual Property Monograph by Landes and Posner. (Available free).

Landes and Posner do a workmanlike job in showing us how and why intellectual property law evolved to its present state without casting judgments as to the wisdom of the steps in that evolution. Getting it “right” in future will require the constant re-calibration of protections and enforcement mechanisms, as well as careful attention to social, technological, and economic developments that may outstrip previous IP paradigms.

Note: I attended both College and Law School with Ilya — Now, we are both writing about IP law. Truly a small world.