Granting intellectual property rights promotes invention but also encourages wasteful expenditures to avoid monopoly prices. If patent or copyright owners are allowed to place some types of restrictions on the products they sell, these wasteful efforts can be avoided. This Comment discusses restrictions that have this effect and how intellectual property law might best create a doctrine enforcing them.
Use Restrictions and the Retention of Property Interests in Chattels through Intellectual Property Rights,
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