This collection mainly consists of articles, notes, and correspondence relating to Barton's
work in International Law and intellectual property rights. It also includes materials on
biotechnology and the laws relating to the field.
John H. Barton (1936-2009) was on the faculty of Stanford Law School for 40 years. His
focus was on international law, intellectual property, and the intersection of science and
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