James Bessen

James Bessen researches technology and innovation at Boston University School of Law. He is the co-author of Patent Failure and is currently writing a book on technology and jobs.

History of Innovation
May 21 2014 2:28 PMThe Lesson of the Power LoomWhat the Industrial Revolution’s inventors can tell us about open innovation today.
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2013 3:31 PMDon't Blame Technology for Persistent Unemployment
Future Tense
Dec. 4 2013 9:45 AMThe Power of NoThis simple change could fix the patent system—but it’ll never happen.
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Slate Picks
Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.