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Andrew W. Torrance
University of Kansas
39Publications
4H-index
130Citations
Publications 39
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in MIT Sloan Management Review 2.58
Harold J. DeMonaco4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Pedro Oliveira + 2 AuthorsVon Hippel E51
Estimated H-index: 51
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Published on Jan 1, 2018
Andrew W. Torrance4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Von Hippel E51
Estimated H-index: 51
Published on Sep 1, 2017in Hastings Center Report 1.47
Andrew W. Torrance4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Published on Apr 20, 2016
Andrew W. Torrance4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Von Hippel E51
Estimated H-index: 51
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Published on Jan 1, 2014
Andrew W. Torrance4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Kansas)
Innovation occurs within a complex web of law. Of the myriad legal doctrines that affect innovation, the most directly relevant is intellectual property, particularly patent law. Despite the faith many have in the societal benefits afforded by patent protection, a crescendo of recent critics have suggested that the patent system may complicate, slow, or even thwart innovation. Empirical evidence evaluating how well the patent system achieves its stated goals of encouraging innovation is notably ...
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Published on Jan 1, 2014in Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal
Andrew W. Torrance4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Linda J. Kahl1
Estimated H-index: 1
In aspiring to become a true engineering discipline for the biological sciences, the field of synthetic biology has a unique opportunity to create and encourage the widespread adoption of standards to enhance innovation and social impact in the field. This article presents a study of the standards setting efforts by the institutions, firms, governments, and individuals within the field of synthetic biology.Numerous standards have been proposed in synthetic biology, including those relevant to st...
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Published on Oct 9, 2013in Michigan state law review
Andrew W. Torrance4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Kansas),
Von Hippel E51
Estimated H-index: 51
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Individual citizens have been found to be a major source of new product and service innovations of value both to themselves and to the economy at large. These citizen innovators operate in a little understood legal environment that we call the innovation wetlands. We show via a review of fundamental rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution and elsewhere that individuals in the United States participating in the innovation wetlands possess strong legal protections with respect to both their fre...
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Published on Sep 1, 2013in Hastings Center Report 1.47
Andrew W. Torrance4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Kansas)
On June 13, 2013, the Supreme Court placed its imprimatur on a principle that has been gathering force within patent law for several decades: human beings constitute unpatentable subject matter. In Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., the court answered the question it had posed itself — “Are human genes patentable?” — decisively in the negative. Synthetic DNA sequences, designed by humans, were excluded from this prohibition, but the invalidation of patents claiming hum...
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Published on Jan 1, 2013
William J. Seymour , Andrew W. Torrance4
Estimated H-index: 4
Design patents protecting electronic designs, including computer-generated imagery (CGI), have rapidly become an important and valuable intellectual property asset class. Designs for CGIs have enjoyed design patent protection since 1996, when the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reversed its original position that CGI were not design patent eligible. Previously, the USPTO consistently rejected design applications claiming CGI for failure to meet the “design for an article of man...
Published on Jan 1, 2013
Ryan G. Vacca2
Estimated H-index: 2
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James Ming Chen1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 10 AuthorsKatherine J. Strandburg1
Estimated H-index: 1
On October 26, 2012, the University of Akron School of Law’s Center for Intellectual Property and Technology hosted its Sixth Annual IP Scholars Forum. In attendance were thirteen legal scholars with expertise and an interest in IP and public health who met to discuss problems and potential solutions at the intersection of these fields. This report summarizes this discussion by describing the problems raised, areas of agreement and disagreement between the participants, suggestions and solutions...
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