Oren Bracha

The University of Texas School of Law — Professor

Oren Bracha is the William C. Conner Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law. He is a legal historian and an intellectual property scholar. His fields of interest include intellectual property, legal history, law and technology, and private law theory. Bracha’s work focuses on intellectual property law, including both the history of the field and its contemporary institutional design, theory, and policy. His book, Owning Ideas: The Intellectual Origins of American Intellectual Property, 1790-1909, explores the history of the emergence of intellectual property in the United States during the long nineteenth century. It has been hailed as “a superb study of the transformation of American copyright and patent doctrine in the nineteenth century…. deeply researched, finely nuanced, and lucidly presented.”

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