Florida Law Review Forum

seamancChristopher B. Seaman
American Innovation and the Limits of Patent Law: A Response to William Hubbard, Competitive Patent Law

Response to William Hubbard, Competitive Patent Law

Although it has recently come under fire from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, the promotion of innovation remains the predominant justification for U.S. patent law. In Competitive Patent Law, Professor William Hubbard makes a valuable contribution regarding an underexplored aspect of patent law’s ability to encourage innovation—namely, “whether U.S. patent law can be tailored to provide U.S. innovators with enhanced incentives to invent” compared to foreign rivals, and thus by extension make American firms more competitive in the global marketplace. Read more.