Professor Robin Feldman




Rethinking Patent Law (Harvard University Press 2012)

The Role of Science in Law (Oxford University Press 2009)


Book Chapters

Coming to the Community in Imagining New Legalities, Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought (Austin Sarat ed., forthcoming, Stanford University Press 2010)

Patent Misuse: From Inception to Modern Case Law, in Intellectual Property & Information Wealth (Peter K. Yu ed., Praeger Publishers, 2007)



Patent Demands & Startup Companies: The View from the Venture Capital Community, (forthcoming, Yale J.L. & Tech. 2014)

Patent Trolling—Why Bio & Pharmaceuticals Are at Risk, (forthcoming Stanford Tech. L. Rev. 2014)

Transparency, (forthcoming Virginia J.L. & Tech. 2014)

Ending Patent Exceptionalism & Structuring the Rule of Reason: The Supreme Court Opens the Door for Both, 15 Minn. J.L. Sci. & Tech. 61 (2014)

The America Invents Act 500 Expanded: Effects of Patent Monetization Entities, 17 UCLA J. L. & Tech.  1 (2013), with Tom Ewing & Sara Jeruss

Intellectual Property Wrongs, 18 Stanford Journal of Law, Bus. & Finance 250 (2013)

Copyright at the Bedside: Should We Stop the Spread? 16 Stanford Tech. L. Rev. 623 (2013), with John Newman

A Conversation in Judicial Decision-Making, 5 Hastings Sci. & Tech. L.J. 1 (2013)

The Giants Among Us, 2012 Stanford Tech. L. Rev. 1, with Tom Ewing (2012)

The America Invents Act 500: Effects of Patent Monetization Entities on US Litigation, 11 Duke L & Tech. Rev. 357 (2012), with Sara Jeruss & Joshua Walker

Understanding and Incentivizing Biosimilars, 64 Hastings L.J.  57 (2012), with Jason Kanter

Copyright and Open Access at the Bedside, 365(26) New England Journal of Medicine 2449 (Dec. 29, 2011), with John Newman

Whose Body Is It Anyway? Human Cells and the Strange Effects of Property and Intellectual Property Law, 63 Stanford L. Rev. 1377 (2011)

The Intellectual Property Landscape for iPS Cells, 3 Stanford J.L. Sci. & Policy 16 (2010) (peer review), with Deborah Furth

The Role of the Subconscious in Intellectual Property Law, 2 Hastings Sci. & Tech. L.J. 2 (2010)

Historic Perspectives on Law and Science, 2009 Stanford Tech. L. Rev. 1 (2009)

Law’s Misguided Love Affair with Science, 10 Minn. J.L. Sci. & Tech. 95 (2009) (peer review)    

Plain Language Patents, 17 Texas I.P.L.J. 289 (2009)

Patent and Antitrust:  Differing Shades of Meaning, 13 Virginia J.L. & Tech. 5 (2008)

Open Source, Open Access, and Open Transfer: Market Approaches to Research Bottlenecks, 7 Nw. J. Tech. & Intellectual Prop. 14 (2008); reprinted as a book chapter in Open Source Software-Law and Philosophy (forthcoming Amicus Books 2009), with Kris Nelson

Rethinking Rights in Biospace, 79 S. Cal. L Rev. 1 (2005)

The Inventor’s Contribution, 2005 UCLA J.L. & Tech. 6 (2005)

The Open Source Biotechnology Movement: Is it Patent Misuse?
6 Minn. J. Law Science & Tech. 1 (2004) (peer review)

The Insufficiency of Antitrust Analysis for Patent Misuse, 55 Hastings L. J. 399 (2003)

Considerations on the Emerging Implementation of Biometric Technology,
2003 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L. J. 653 (2003)

Defensive Leveraging in Antitrust, 87 Georgetown L.J. 2079 (1999)

Consumption Taxes and the Theory of General and Individual Taxation, 21 Virginia Tax Rev. 293 (2002)


Op/Ed Commentaries in 2013-2014

New York Times, “Slowing the Patent Trolls” (2014)

The Hill, “Next Patent Troll Victims: Pharma & Bio?” (2014)

Daily Journal, “Decision May Turn Patent Trolls to Stone” (2014)

Recorder, “Science Shouldn’t Shoulder Law Aside” (2014)

Boston Globe, “To Liberate American Innovation, We Need to Rethink Patents” (2013)

SCOTUSBlog, “A Conversation Between the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit” (symposium on the Myriad gene patenting case) (2013)

San Francisco Chronicle, “FTC Must Take on Trolls” (2013)

Washington Legal Foundation, “Conversation with the Honorable Dick Thornburgh on Trolling, Licensing & Litigation: A 21st Century Patent Paradigm” (2013)

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog, "Antitrust & Sham Litigation as a Response to Inappropriate Patent Monetization Behavior" (2013)