French Interoperability: Reversed, Pinned, and Twisted into a Pretzel?

Deven Desai

Deven Desai is an associate professor of law and ethics at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Yale Law School. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review.

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1 Response

  1. Frank says:

    I think Scotchmer and Samuelson have some very good economic analysis of reverse engineering in their YLJ piece on the topic.

    As for licensing: who sets the license fee? If we follow the US rationale in Xerox vs. ISO’s, Apple gets to set whatever license fee it wants. BUt if it’s a compulsory license with reasonable rates, that may enhance interoperability.