Robert P. Merges,
The Relationship Between Foundations and Principles in IP Law, 49
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/facpubs/1927
The article presents information on basic principles concerning foundations of the field of intellectual property (IP) law. It provides information on the basic principles of IP law which include efficiency, proportionality and dignity. It stresses on the granting of IP rights to make a workable foundation. It rejects utilitarianism for lack of precise data and presents an analysis of the three levels of IP law with the help of new technologies.