Christopher Sprigman

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In this Article we report on the second installment in a planned series of experiments designed to determine whether transactions in intellectual property are subject to the valuation anomaly commonly referred to as the “endowment effect.” In previous work, we conducted experiments that demonstrated a substantial valuation asymmetry between authors of poems(More)
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................. 1391 I. ATTRIBUTION, PUBLICATION, AND THE VALUE OF IP ....................... 1394 A. Valuing IP .................................................................................. 1394 1. Background(More)
This essay explores the scope of the European Commission’s power to impose remedies in cases of abuse of a dominant position under Article 82 of the Treaty establishing the European Community.1 After introductory remarks regarding the legal basis and objectives of remedies, we delineate the Commission’s powers with respect to remedies. We then turn to give(More)
With so much attention focused on small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and their critical importance to the revitalization of the economy, Professor Ed Hess has set out to debunk the myths of business growth and to set forth a research-based approach to SMB growth: growth can create value but if it is not properly managed it can destroy value. And in(More)
Copyright law seeks a balance between private incentives to create new works, and public access to the works created. To achieve this balance, copyright law must be based on a theory of harm i.e., we must understand the kinds of uses that cause significant harm to authors’ incentives, and those that do not, so that we might focus on regulating the former(More)
Several recent case studies have explored industries in what Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman have described as intellectual property’s “negative space”: areas in which creation and innovation thrive without significant protection from intellectual property law. These include such diverse industries as fashion, cuisine, magic tricks, stand-up comedy,(More)
American trademark law has long operated on the assumption that there exists an inexhaustible supply of unclaimed trademarks that are at least as competitively effective as those already claimed. This core empirical assumption underpins nearly every aspect of trademark law and policy. This Article presents empirical evidence showing that this conventional(More)