UC Berkeley Professor Suzanne Scotchmer, a leading economist on intellectual property law and policy and innovation, passed away after a bout with cancer on January 30, 2014.
We probably have different stories about how we discovered Professor Scotchmer's writing. I was searching for "something else" on the Web and I stumbled across her articles on intellectual property: each article was unique and brilliant, which compelled me to read more. If you are not familiar, you might start with Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Cumulative Research and the Patent Law, which elegantly describes patent incentives we should attribute to cumulative innovation.
If you are interested, UC Berkeley Center for Law & Technology is hosting a program to honor Professor Scotchmer on May 1, 2014.
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