John Barton, the George E. Osborne Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Stanford Law School, passed away yesterday.There is an enormous shortage of clear-minded and pragmatic thinkers on intellectual property, trade, and development; the population of those as brilliant and decent as John was unfortunately singular. The world is a poorer place for his passing, but he leaves behind a legacy of scholarship and service that will be of abiding benefit to many. Among his more recent efforts:
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