Orly Lobel

lobel@sandiego.edu

Orly Lobel is the Don Weckstein Professor of Law at the University of San Diego and founding faculty member of the Center for Intellectual Property and Markets. Her latest book is Talent Wants to be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids, and Free-Riding (Yale University Press, September 2013).

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Free Your Talent and the Rest Will Follow

Why Silicon Valley flourishes and cognitive controls are dangerous

OCTOBER 14, 2013 by ORLY LOBEL

Silicon Valley became an economic powerhouse by incentivizing collaboration--that is, by encouraging people to share ideas, rather than locking up intellectual property.

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