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Gideon Parchomovsky

Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law

Gideon Parchomovsky

Gideon Parchomovsky specializes in intellectual property, property law, and cyber law. Parchomovsky has already made significant contributions to the field through his wide-ranging scholarship, having written numerous articles for major law reviews on property and liability rules, insider trading, trademarks, domain names, and patents. Continue reading…


  • Intellectual Property
  • Property Law
  • Information Law

Articles and Book Chapters

Reinventing Copyright and Patent, 113 MICH. L. REV. 231 (2014) (with Abraham Bell).

Governing Communities by Auction, 81 U. CHI. L. REV. 1 (2014) (with Abraham Bell).

Property Lost in Translation, 80 U. CHI. L. REV. 514 (2013) (with Abraham Bell).

Intellectual Property Defenses, 113 COLUM. L. REV 1483 (2013), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-11 (with Alex Stein)

Quasi-Patents and Semi-Patents in Biobanking, in COMPARATIVE ISSUES IN THE GOVERNANCE OF RESEARCH BIOBANKS: PROPERTY, PRIVACY, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY 251 (Giovanni Pascuzzi, et al. eds., Springer Verlag 2013).

The Role of Unfair Competition in the Common Law, in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE COMMON LAW (Shyamkrishna Balganesh ed., Cambridge University Press, 2013) (with Shyamkrishna Balganesh).
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Cities, Property, and Positive Externalities, 54 WM. & MARY L. REV. 211 (2012) (with Peter Siegelman).

The Relational Contingency of Rights, 98 VA. L. REV. 1313 (2012) (with Alex Stein).

The Case for Imperfect Enforcement of Property Rights, 160 U. PA. L. REV. 1927 (2012) (with Abraham Bell).

Torts and Innovation, in LAW AND ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION 761 (Eli M. Salzberger ed., Elgar: 2012). (with Alex Stern)

The Best Available Technology Standard, 112 COLUM. L. REV. 1194 (2011) (with Lital Helman).

Partial Patents, 111 COLUM. L. REV. 207 (2011) (with Michael Mattioli).

The Distortionary Effect of Evidence on Primary Behavior, 124 HARV. L. REV. 518 (2010) (with Alex Stein).

Beyond Fair Use, 96 CORNELL L. REV. 91 (2010) (with Phil Weiser).

Reconceptualizing Trespass, 103 NW. U. L. REV. 1823 (2009) (with Alex Stein).

The Hidden Function of Takings Compensation, 96 VA.L. REV. 1673 (2010) (with Abraham Bell).

Originality, 95 VA. L. REV. 1505 (2009) (with Alex Stein).

Bribes v. Bombs: A Study in Coasean Warfare, 29 INT'L REV. L. & ECON. 179 (2009) (with Peter Siegelman).

Law and the Boundaries of Technology-Intensive Firms, 157 U. PA. L. REV. 1649 (2009) (with Oren Bar-Gill).

Torts and Innovation, 107 MICH. L. REV. (2008) (with Alex Stein).

Reconfiguring Property in Three Dimensions, 75 U. CHI. L. REV. (2008) (with Abraham Bell).

Tradable Patent Rights, 60 STAN. L. REV. 863 (2007) (with Ian Ayres).

Fair Use Harbors, 93 VA. L. REV. 1483 (2007) (with Kevin Goldman).

Taking Compensation Private, 59 STAN. L. REV. 871 (2007) (with Abraham Bell).

A Theory of Property, 90 CORNELL L. REV. 531 (2005) (with Abraham Bell).

More publications can be found here.

Working Papers

Copyright Trust, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-33; 100 CORNELL L. REV. (forthcoming 2014) (with Abraham Bell). (forthcoming)
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Structure and Value in the Common Law (Sept. 1, 2014), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-31; 163 U. PA. L. REV. (forthcoming 2015) (with Shyamkrishna Balganesh). (forthcoming)
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Catalogs (March 15, 2014), 114 COLUM. L. REV. (forthcoming 2014); U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-7; Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 421 (with Alex Stein). (forthcoming 2014)
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The Environmental Option, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-12, Centre for Research on Environmentally Friendly Energy Working Paper 3/2013 (with Endre Stavang)
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Research Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Property Law
  • Law and Economics


Penn Law - Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law (2011- ); Professor (2004-11); Assistant Professor (2002-04)

Visiting Lecturer - Yale (2000 & 2002)

Fordham Law - Assistant Professor (1998-2002)


  • Property Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Impact of the Internet on Copyright and Patent Law

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