I’m a law professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. I specialize in intellectual property law, data law and policy, and contract law.

My writing asks how cooperation can promote the common good. I have written extensively about collective action problems tied to data and patents. This includes works on patent pools, the pooling of health data, and emerging platforms for cooperation such as blockchains.

Books

Big Data is Not a Monolith (MIT Press, 2016)

Big Data is Not a Monolith is required reading for those who find themselves in the thrall of big data but want to move beyond the hype.

– Eric T. Meyer, Professor of Social Informatics, University of Oxford. Coauthor of Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities

Articles,
Essays,
and Book Chapters

FDA’s Privacy Halo
(law review article in progress)

Second Thoughts on FDA’s Covid-Era Mental Health App Policy
Symposium: Defining Health Data
Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy
(forthcoming 2021)

Powerhouses: A Comparative Analysis of Blockchain-Enabled Smart Microgrids
Symposium: The 20/20 Vision: Blockchain & The Future of Law
The Journal of Corporation Law
Volume 45, (forthcoming 2021) (with Scott J. Shackelford)

Mental Health Chatbots
a chapter in Governing Privacy in Knowledge Commons
forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2021
(eds. Katherine Strandburg, Brett Frischmann, and Michael Madison)

Balancing AI Bias
a chapter in Intellectual Property and the 4th Industrial Revolution – A Data-Driven Economy
forthcoming, Kluwer Law, 2020
(eds. Anselm Kamperman Sanders & Christopher Heath)

Empirical Studies of Patent Pools
a chapter in Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law, Vol. II
Edward Elgar, 2019
(eds. Ben Depoorter, Peter Menell, and David Schwartz)
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Patent Pool Outsiders
Berkeley Technology Law Journal
Volume 33, Page 233 (2018)
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The Data-Pooling Problem
Berkeley Technology Law Journal
Volume 32, Page 179 (2018) 
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Autonomy in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles
Symposium: Governing the Internet: Public Access, Private Regulation
Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law
Volume 24.2, Page 277 (2018)
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Securing the Internet of Healthcare
Symposium: The Leal Landscape of the Internet of Things
Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology
Volume 19, Page 405 (2018) (with Scott J. Shackelford et al.)
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Cancer: From a Kingdom to a Commons
a chapter in Governing Medical Knowledge Commons
Cambridge University Press, 2017
(eds. Katherine Strandburg, Brett Frischmann, and Michael Madison)
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Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Patent Pools
Ohio State Law Journal
Volume 77, Page 281 (2017) (with Robert P. Merges)
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Data Policy in the United States: New Challenges
an essay in Zeitschrift für Geistiges Eigentum (ZGE) / Intellectual Property Journal (IPJ)
(Mohr Siebeck, 2017).

Disclosing Big Data
Minnesota Law Review
Volume 99, Page 525 (2014)
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Power and Governance in Patent Pools
Harvard Journal of Law & Technology
Volume 27, Page 421 (2014)
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Big Data, Bigger Dilemmas: A Critical Review
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (2015) (with Hamid Ekbia, Cassidy Sugimoto et al.) doi: 10.1002/asi.23294.
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Quasi-Patents & Semi-Patents in Biobanking
a chapter in Comparative Issues in the Governance of Research Biobanks
Springer, 2013 (with Gideon Parchomovsky)
(eds. Giovannia Pascuzzi, Umberto Izzo, and Matteo Macilotti)

Communities of Innovation
Northwestern University Law Review
Volume 106, Page 103 (2012)
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Partial Patents
Columbia Law Review
Volume 111, Page 207 (2011) (with Gideon Parchomovsky).
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Cooling-Off & Secondary Markets
Virginia Journal of Law & Technology
Volume 15, Page 227 (2010)
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Opting Out: Procedural Fair Use
Virginia Journal of Law & Technology
Volume 11, Page 3 (2007)
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The Impact of Open Source on Preinvention Assignment Contracts(comment)
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor & Empl. Law
Volume 9, Issue 207 (2006)
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Media

How to Prevent a 5G Patent War
By Marshall Phelps, Corporate Counsel, March 15, 2019.

Is 5G Being Weaponized?
By Marshall Phelps, Forbes, February 25, 2019.

Michael Mattioli Discusses the Benefits of Outsiders . . . as They Relate to Patent Pools
Technology, Academics, Policy, August 7, 2017.

A new (old) way for product makers to defeat patent roadblocks
TechCrunch, February 8, 2017.

Merges and Mattioli on the Costs and (Enormous) Benefits of Patent Pools
Written Description, July 22, 2016.

Sharing Healthcare Data Not as Easy as it Sounds
Los Angeles Times, October 14, 2014 (op-ed letter).

What Does Big Data Mean for Intellectual Property Protection?
Technology, Academics, Policy (“TAP”), October 10, 2014.

Big Business, Big Government, and Big Legal Questions
Managing Intellectual Property, October, 2014 (Print).

Hoosier’s Startup Ditto Fights for its Life Against Surprising Foe: WellPoint
The Indianapolis Star, Sep. 22, 2013: B4. Print. (quoted).

Farmers Fight Big Ag Firms Over Patents (audio)
Noon Edition (Indiana Public Radio), Feb. 22, 2013.

Biofuels Startup Gevo Must Win Patent War With BP, DuPont First
Forbes, August 18, 2012 (quoted).

Why Do Patent Holders Cooperate?
The Legal Workshop, July 1, 2012 (essay).

Producers Should Trump Aggregators
Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2011 (op-ed letter).