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Creation without Restraint: Promoting Liberty and Rivalry in Innovation Hardcover – December 12, 2011

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"Creation without Restraint is a call to promote innovation by promoting competition. As the authors point out, if we want real competition, it is intellectual property, not antitrust, law that we need to fix."
--Mark A. Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor, Stanford Law School

"This is a terrific book. Creation without Restraint uses antitrust law as a starting point for a thorough rethinking of patent and copyright policy. It develops the important idea, adapted from antitrust, that an IP statute should be interpreted in light of its underlying purpose. The authors show how economic analysis, so influential in antitrust, can be applied to IP law, and offer useful, provocative proposals for reform. Creation without Restraint is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand-and improve-the law's treatment of innovation."
--C. Scott Hemphill, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

"Few regulatory problems are more vexing than the relationship between competition and innovation. Bohannan and Hovenkamp's investigation of the problem is sensible, balanced, and comprehensive. Creation without Restraint is a wonderful book for anyone wanting to get up to speed on the key contemporary questions in innovation policy."
--Daniel A. Crane, Professor of Law, University of Michigan

"By reconceptualizing IP law with an eye toward its constitutional roots, the authors make a compelling case for related doctrinal reforms. They are not the first to identify the need for less ambiguous patent claims, for restrictions on the remedies available to patent holders who do not use the patented technology, and for shorter but renewable copyright terms. The
fundamental contribution of Creation Without Restraint is that the authors' expertise in both IP and antitrust yields novel, nuanced, and persuasive justifications for these and other proposals."
--Iowa Law Review

About the Author

Christina Bohannan is Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law, where she teaches copyright law, intellectual property advocacy and appellate argument, torts, constitutional law, and conflict of laws. She received her B.S. in Environmental Engineering with honors from the University of Florida in 1994 and worked after graduation as an engineer. She received her J.D. from the University of Florida in 1997, where she ranked first in her graduating class, and served as editor-in-chief of the Florida Law Review. She was a law clerk to Judge Edward E. Carnes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Professor Bohannan has published major articles in several journals, including Fordham Law Review, NYU Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Boston College Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, and the Maryland Law Review.

Herbert Hovenkamp is the Ben V. & Dorothy Willie Professor of Law at the University of Iowa, where he teaches antitrust law, intellectual property law, real property law, torts, and American legal history. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and recipient of the Justice Department's John Sherman Award for his lifetime contributions to antitrust law. Professor Hovenkamp's principal writings include: Antitrust Law (formerly with the late Phillip E. Areeda and the late Donald F. Turner) (21 vols., 3d ed., 1978-2012); The Antitrust Enterprise: Principle and Execution (2006); Federal Antitrust Policy: The Law of Competition and Its Practice (4th ed., 2011); IP and Antitrust (with Mark D. Janis, Mark A. Lemley and Christopher Leslie) (2 vols., 2d ed., 2010); and Enterprise and American Law, 1836-1937 (1991). He has consulted on numerous antitrust cases for the federal and state governments and private plaintiffs.

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