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News Posted on August 2, 2012

Professor Sunder Authors Blog for American Constitution Society

Professor Madhavi Sunder authored an entry for the American Constitution Society's ACS Blog.  Entitled "Moving Intellectual Property's Focus from Creating More Goods to Enabling a Good Life," the article addresses a recent commentary by Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in which Posner criticizes U.S. patent law and argues that patents should only be granted when they induce innovation.

Professor Sunder endeavors to "pick up where Judge Posner leaves off," suggesting that "intellectual property law should be founded on a vision of a just society, not just the narrow goal of simply producing more products demanded by the marketplace," an idea that is explored at length in her new book From Goods to a Good Life: Intellectual Property and Global Justice.

Madhavi Sunder is a Professor of Law at King Hall whose special interests included intellectual property, law and culture studies, women's rights, and international intellectual property.

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