Dead Ends and Dirty Secrets: Legal Treatment of Negative Information


John T. Cross


VOL. XXV • Symposium Issue • NO. 4 (table of contents)

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25 John Marshall J. of Comp. & Info. Law 619


This article discusses the process of innovation and releasing so-called negative information to help others in the process to innovate. The article focuses on patent law and asks the questions: Why do people innovate? Does the legal system really reflect how the process of innovation actually occurs?

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John Cross is the Grosscurth professor of law at the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. He focuses on intellectual property law and adjectival law. He oversees the intellectual property law curriculum and teaches many of the courses in that curriculum. His work has been recognized both in the United States and abroad. He received his J.S., magna cum laude from the University of Illinois and a B.S. from Bradley.

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