Kal Raustiala

Kal Raustiala is a professor at UCLA School of Law and author, with Chris Sprigman, of The Knockoff Economy.

History of Innovation
May 12 2014 10:00 AMScales of JusticeHow a terrible Supreme Court decision about player pianos made the cover song what it is today.
Foreigners
Aug. 28 2013 5:50 AMThe Imperial CocktailHow the gin and tonic became the British Empire’s secret weapon.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 12 2013 3:24 PMBeauty and the BeastiesGoldieBlox should win its court case against the Beastie Boys—and it will, even if it loses.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 26 2012 4:30 AMCan Restoration Hardware Legally Knock Off the Navy Chair?Actually, the big retailer’s cheap imitation is the best thing to ever happen to the original.
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Jan. 30 2015 11:44 AM What Happened at Slate This Week? Social media guru Lindsey Underwood highlights the most popular stories of the week, from the Patriots to Tom Petty.