WE BEGIN OUR ACKNOWLEDGMENTS BY thanking Deans Katherine Bartlett and David Levi, and the staff and students at the Duke Law School, for support and inspiration. Among many other contributions along the way, we benefitted especially from criticisms of portions of the manuscript in progress offered by the members of a small seminar convened in part for that very purpose. More generally, we have long benefitted greatly from our membership in the community of dedicated scholars and professionals who enliven this superb academic institution.
Professor Lange is additionally grateful to his staff assistants, Dawn Blalock, Dana Nor veil, Susan Bates, and Tracey Madrid, and to his numerous research assistants and fellow students of intellectual property. In particular, he is indebted to Matt Block, John Eden, Nita Farahany, and Garrett Levin, who were especially generous with their time and advice. For his initial comprehensive introduction to the doctrinal fields that figure in this work he will always be particularly indebted to Paul Goldstein, whose casebook, Copyright, Patent, Trademark and Related State Doctrines, he used many years ago upon his arrival at Duke; and to Melville Bernard Nimmer, whose “great work” (as one court memorably and aptly called his then three-volume copyright treatise), together with a casebook on copyright and the law of ideas, served as additionally intensive tutorials in those subjects, and who augmented the instruction afforded by those works with numerous personal kindnesses, including patient and ungrudging responses to the questions a young teacher found it so very helpful to be allowed to pose from time to time. In the now nearly four decades since Professor Lange began to teach, his early instruction in the field has been augmented by the later colleagueship of many others (practitioners, academics, and judges alike), including among them the present and former members of the regular and