The article discusses intellectual property (IP) law in the U.S. as of September 2011 and provides a collection of stories and data from artists, scientists, and engineers about the processes they use and the manner in which they create and innovate in their fields. The author delves into various aspects of creativity and innovation, including the inspired beginnings of projects, the daily work employed to develop an invention, and the relation of IP incentives to the creative process.
Harvesting Intellectual Property: Inspired Beginnings and Work-Makes-Work, Two Stages in the Creative Processes of Artists and Innovators,
Notre Dame L. Rev.
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