[Fourth Branch] The Founding Fathers as Economic Innovators

Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, describes how the Founding Fathers viewed a patent system based on property rights as crucial to the creation and preservation of a flourishing innovation economy.

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Differing Views:

Fourth Branch Video: “Enforcing Patents for Bunch O Balloons”

Fourth Branch Video: “Innovation in the US Patent System”

RTP Paper: “Crippling the Innovation Economy: Regulatory Overreach at the Patent Office”

“The Supreme Court Tackles Patent Reform” by Richard A. Epstein”



Adam Mossoff
Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School


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