Oren Bracha

  • Howrey LLP and Arnold, White & Durkee Centennial Professor



  • Owning Ideas: A History of Anglo-American Intellectual Property (S.J.D. Dissertation, Harvard Law School, 2005). <http://www.obracha.net/oi/oi.htm>
  • Individuals and Governments: American Corporate Theory in the Twentieth Century (LL.M. Thesis, Harvard Law School, 2000).


  • Copyright Accidents [Symposium: Notice and Notice Failure in Intellectual Property Law], 96 Boston University Law Review 1025 (2016) (with Patrick R. Goold).
  • Beyond Efficiency: Consequence-Sensitive Theories of Copyright, 29 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 229 (2014) (with Talha Syed).
  • Beyond the Incentive-Access Paradigm? Product Differentiation & Copyright Revisited [Symposium: Steps Toward Evidence-Based IP], 92 Texas Law Review 1841 (2014) (with Talha Syed).
  • The Folklore of Informationalism: The Case of Search Engine Speech, 82 Fordham Law Review 1629 (2014).
  • The Statute of Anne: An American Mythology, 47 Houston Law Review 877 (2010).
  • The Adventures of the Statute of Anne in the Land of Unlimited Possibilities: The Life of a Legal Transplant [Symposium: Copyright@300], 25 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 1427 (2010).
  • The Ideology of Authorship Revisited: Authors, Markets, and Liberal Values in Early American Copyright, 118 Yale Law Journal 186 (2008).
  • Federal Search Commission? Access, Fairness, and Accountability in the Law of Search, 93 Cornell Law Review 1149 (2008) (with Frank Pasquale).
  • Standing Copyright Law on Its Head? The Googlization of Everything and the Many Faces of Property [Symposium: Frontiers of Intellectual Property], 85 Texas Law Review 1799 (2007).
  • The Commodification of Patents 1600-1836: How Patents Became Rights and Why We Should Care [Symposium: Intellectual Property at a Crossroads], 38 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 177 (2004).
  • Unfortunate or Perilous: The Infiltrators, the Law and the Supreme Court 1948-1954, 21 Tel-Aviv University Law Review ['Iyune mishpat] 333 (1998) [in Hebrew].


  • Copyright Law and the Public Interest in the Nineteenth Century, by Isabella Alexander, 29 Law and History Review 630 (2011).
  • The New Intellectual Property of the Nineteenth Century, 89 Texas Law Review 423 (2010) (reviewing Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930, by Catherine L. Fisk, and Copyright Law and the Public Interest in the Nineteenth Century, by Isabella Alexander).


  • Early American Printing Privileges. The Ambivalent Origins of Authors' Copyright in America, in Privilege and Property: Essays on the History of Copyright 89 (Ronan Deazley, Martin Kretschmer & Lionel Bentley eds., Cambridge: OpenBook Publishers, 2010).
  • Geniuses and Owners: The Construction of Inventors and the Emergence of American Intellectual Property, in Transformations in American Legal History: Essays in Honor of Professor Morton J. Horwitz 369 (Daniel W. Hamilton & Alfred L. Brophy eds., Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009).
  • Monopolies, in 4 The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History 186 (Stanley N. Katz ed.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

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