Redundancy: When Law Repeats Itself

Article - Volume 94 - Issue 4

In this Article, Professor John M. Golden explores the puzzle of legal anti-redundancy and examines how legal doctrine can be designed to obtain important benefits from redundancy while substantially mitigating anti-redundancy concerns.  He analyzes redundancy and anti-redundancy as general legal phenomena, illustrates their interaction through detailed examples from patent law, and suggests how redundancy and anti-redundancy might be reconciled through intelligent legal design.

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