Patents Expert Witnesses

Patents expert witnesses may write reports on drug patents, patent prosecution, and patent infringement. In a recent post on /, Judge Richard Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit writes:

Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively?

I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive.

To evaluate optimal patent protection for an invention, one has to consider both the cost of inventing and the cost of copying; the higher the ratio of the former to the latter, the greater the optimal patent protection for the inventor.

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