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John Allison

John Allison
CBA 5.246 (-471-9435)
CBA 5.202 (-471-3322)


Business, Government and Society


Allison, John R. Mary John and Ralph Spence Centennial Professor of Business Administration, Department of Business, Government and Society. John Allison received his J.D. from Baylor University with highest honors and was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. His primary research interests include the empirical study of patents, patent systems, and patent litigation. His primary teaching interests include patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks.


John R. Allison, Arti K. Rai, and Bhaven Sampat. 2014. University Software: Patents, Open Source, and Commercialization, in Perspectives on Commercializing Innovation, F. Scott Kieff, and Troy A. Paredes, eds. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
John R. Allison, Mark A. Lemley, and David L. Schwartz. 2014. Understanding the Realities of Modern Patent Litigation. Texas Law Review 92(7), 1769-1801.
John R. Allison, Emerson Tiller, and Samantha Zyontz. 2012. Patent Litigation and the Internet. Stanford Technology Law Review 3.
John R. Allison and Joshua W. Walker. 2011. Patent Quality and Settlement Among Repeat Patent Litigants. Georgetown Law Journal 99, 677-712.
John R. Allison, Mark A. Lemley, and Joshua W. Walker. 2010. Extreme Value or Trolls on Top? Characteristics of the Most-Litigated Patents. University of Pennsylvania Law Review 158, 1-37.
Arti K. Rai, John R. Allison, and Bhaven Sampat. 2009. University Software Ownership and Litigation: A First Examination. North Carolina Law Review 87, 1519-1570.
John R. Allison and Ronald J. Mann. 2008. The Disputed Value of Software Patents. Washington University Law Review 85(2), 297-342.
John R. Allison, Abe Dunn, and Ronald J. Mann. 2007. Software Patents, Incumbents, and Entry. Texas Law Review 85, 1579-1625.
John R. Allison and Mark A. Lemley. 2007. The (Unnoticed) Death of the Doctrine of Equivalents. Stanford Law Review 59, 955-984.
John R. Allison and Thomas W. Sager. 2007. Valuable Patents Redux: On the Enduring Merits of Using Patent Characteristics to Identify Valuable Patents. TEXAS LAW REVIEW 85, 1769-1797.
John R. Allison and Starling Hunter. 2006. On the Feasibility of Reforming Patent Quality One Technology at a Time: The Case of Business Methods. Berkeley Technology Law Journal 21, 729-794.
Robert A. Prentice and John R. Allison. 2005. Business Law: Text and Cases in the Legal Environment. Thomson Custom Publishing.
John R. Allison, Mark A. Lemley, Kimberly A. Moore, and R. Derek Trunkey. 2004. Valuable Patents. Georgetown Law Journal 92, 435-479.
John R. Allison and Emerson H. Tiller. 2003. Internet Business Method Patents, in Patents in the Knowledge-Based Economy, Wesley M. Cohen, and Stephen A. Merrill, eds. Washington, D.C.: National Academies of Sciences, 259-280.
John R. Allison and Emerson H. Tiller. 2003. The Business Method Patent Myth. Berkeley Technology Law Journal 18, 987-1084.
John R. Allison and Robert A. Prentice. 2002. Business Law: Text and Cases in the Regulatory Environment 5th Custom Edition 2003. Cincinnati, OH: International Thomson Custom Learning.
John R. Allison and Emerson H. Tiller. 2002. Internet Business Method Patents. Texas Business Review, 1-3.
John R. Allison and Mark A. Lemley. 2002. The Growing Complexity of the United States Patent System. Boston University Law Review 82, 77.
John R. Allison. 2000. Five Ways to Keep Disputes Out of Court. Harvard Business Review on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 68, 166-177.
John R. Allison and Mark A. Lemley. 2000. How Federal Circuit Judges Vote in Patent Validity Cases. Florida State University Law Review 27, 745-766.
John R. Allison and Mark A. Lemley. 2000. Who's Patenting What? An Empirical Exploration of Patent Prosecution. Vanderbilt Law Review 53, 2099-2174.
John R. Allison and Mark A. Lemley. 2000. Who's Patenting What? An Empirical Exploration of Patent Prosecution. Vanderbilt Law Review 53, 2099-2174.
John R. Allison and Lianlian Lin. 1999. The Evolution of Chinese Attitudes Toward Property Rights in Invention and Discovery. University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law 20, 735-792.
John R. Allison and Mark A. Lemley. 1998. Empirical Evidence on the Validity of Litigated Patents. American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal 26, 185-277.
John R. Allison. 1996. How Accommodating Do You Have to Be? Across the Board 33, 43-48.
John R. Allison. 1995. A Process Values Analysis of Decision-Maker Bias: The Case of Economic Conflicts of Interest. American Business Law Journal 32, 481-540.
John R. Allison. 1995. Rule-Making Accuracy in the NCAA and its Member Institutions: Do Their Decisional Structures and Processes Promote Educational Primacy for the Student-Athlete. University of Kansas Law Review 44, 1-60.
Lianlian Lin and John R. Allison. 1994. An Analysis of Expropriation and Nationalization Risk in China. Yale Journal of International Law 19, 135-186.
John R. Allison and Robert A. Prentice. 1994. Business Law: Text and Cases in the Regulatory Environment, 6th Edition. Fort Worth, TX: The Dryden Press.
John R. Allison. 1994. Ideology, Prejudgment, and Process Values. New England Law Review 28, 657-743.
John R. Allison, William W. Cooper, and Abraham Charnes. 1994. Uses of Modeling in Science and Society, in Ethics in Modeling, W.A. Wallace, ed. Tarrytown, NY: Elsevier Science, 11-36.
John R. Allison. 1993. Combinations of Decision-Making Functions, Ex Parte Communications, and Related Biasing Influences: A Process Value Analysis. Utah Law Review 37, 1135-1223.
John R. Allison, William W. Cooper, and Fred Philips. 1993. Comprehensive Audits for Use in Evaluating Scientific Research, in Third International Conference on Research Policies and Quality Assurance,
John R. Allison and Robert A. Prentice. 1993. The Legal Environment of Business. Fort Worth, TX: The Dryden Press.
John R. Allison, Rate A. Howell, and Robert A. Prentice. 1992. Business Law: Fifth Alternate Edition. Hinsdale, IL: The Dryden Press.
John R. Allison and William W. Cooper. 1992. Data Disclosure and Data Sharing in Scientific Research. Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance 2, 93-132.
John R. Allison. 1992. The Role of Legal Scholarship in the Business School. Journal of Legal Studies Education 10, 131-136.
John R. Allison. 1991. The Role of Law in the Business School Curriculum. Journal of Legal Studies Education 33, 239-264.
John R. Allison. 1990. Easing the Pain of Legal Disputes: The Evolution and Future of Reform. Business Horizons 33, 13-20.
John R. Allison. 1990. Five Ways to Keep Disputes Out of Court. Harvard Business Review 68, 166-177.
John R. Allison and Dennis L. Thomas. 1990. Telecommunications Deregulation: Market Power and Cost Allocation Issues. New York, NY: Quorum Books.
John R. Allison. 1990. The Context, Properties, and Constitutionality of Nonconsensual Arbitration: A Study for Four Systems. Journal of Dispute Resolution 1990, 1-101.
John R. Allison. 1989. Alternative Dispute Resolution: Can We Disagree Without Being Disagreeable?, in Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business,
John R. Allison. 1987. An Analysis of the Vertical Price-Nonprice Dichotomy. Akron Law Review 21, 131-189.
John R. Allison. 1987. Discussion of Pickens, U.S. Shareholders: Are the Rights & Interests of Stockholders Being Represented by Their Boards of Directors?, in Toward the Year 2000: ITT Key Issues Lecture Series 1986, New York, NY: ITT Corporation, 119-131.
John R. Allison. 1986. Arbitration Agreements and Antitrust Claims: The Need for Enhanced Accommodation of Conflicting Public Policies. North Carolina Law Review 64, 219-276.
John R. Allison. 1986. Arbitration of Private Antitrust Claims in International Trade: A Study in the Subordination of National Interests to the Demands of a World Market. New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 18, 361-439.
John R. Allison. 1985. Complaining Dealers, the Terminated Price Cutter, and Sherman Act Conspiracy Doctrine. American Business Law Journal 22, 467-501.
John R. Allison. 1981. Antitrust and American Business Abroad. Texas Bar Journal 44, 1144.
John R. Allison. 1981. The Antitrust Implications of Barter. Chicago-Kent Law Review 58, 89-106.
John R. Allison. 1979. Ambiguous Price Fixing and the Sherman Act: Simplistic Labels or Unavoidable Analysis. Houston Law Review 16, 761-831.
John R. Allison. 1978. Unfair Competition, in Business Law: Key Issues and Concepts, T. Dunfee & D. Reitzel, ed. Columbus, OH: Grid Publishing, Inc.
John R. Allison. 1976. Private Cause of Action for Unfair Competition Under the Lanham Act. American Business Law Journal 14, 1-24.
John R. Allison. 1975. Survey of the Texas Antitrust Laws. The Antitrust Bulletin 20, 215-308.
John R. Allison. 1974. Antitrust and Foreign Trade: Exemption for Export Associations. Houston Law Review 11, 1124-1150.
John R. Allison. 1974. Introduction to Law and the Legal Process. American Business Law Journal 12, 106.
John R. Allison. 1973. Bar Association Minimum Fee Schedules: Goldfarb v. Virginia State Bar. American Business Law Journal 11, 87-89.
John R. Allison. 1973. Modern Business Law: An Introduction to Government and Business. American Business Law 11, 207.
John R. Allison. 1973. Professional Sports and the Antitrust Laws: Status of the Reserve System. Baylor Law Review 25, 1-25.
John R. Allison. 1973. Protection of Performance Rights to "Jesus Christ Superstar": The Dramatic-Nondramatic Dilemma. Performing Arts Review 4, 13-32.
John R. Allison. 1971. The Resurrection of the Civil Rights Act of 1866: Its Effect Upon Modern Legislation and Current Litigation. Baylor Law Review 23, 277-287.
John R. Allison. 1970. Application of Breach of Warranty to Wrongful Death Statutes: Conflict Between Archaic Legal Concepts and a Sense of Justice. Baylor Law Review 22, 384-403.

Professional Awards

Ralph C. Hoeber Award for Excellence in Research, article in American Business Law Journal1995

Teaching Awards

Outstanding Faculty Member, MSSTC Program, IC2 Institute2004