Jonathan Barnett

Jonathan Barnett

Jonathan Barnett is the Torrey H. Webb Professor of Law at the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California. He is the director of the law school’s Media, Entertainment and Technology Law Program and specializes in antitrust, intellectual property and corporate law and policy. He has published widely in academic journals, regularly comments on IP and antitrust policy, and is the author of Innovators, Firms and Markets: The Organizational Logic of Intellectual Property (Oxford University Press 2021).


Posts by Jonathan Barnett


How Patents Enable Mavericks and Challenge Incumbents

Advocates for “patent reform” have long argued that reducing patent protection will open up markets and accelerate innovation by lowering entry barriers and expanding access to existing …
By Jonathan Barnett
5 months ago 13

Patent Tigers: Study Challenges ‘Patent Skeptics’ on the Benefits of Patents for Developing Economies

It is commonly asserted that patents are a “bad deal” for developing countries. According to this view, patents boost the returns of firms in developed countries that …
By Jonathan Barnett
12 months ago 3

Apply Evidence-based Approach to Antitrust Law Equally to Innovators and Implementers

As judges, former judges and government officials, legal academics and economists who are experts in antitrust and intellectual property law, we write to express our support for …