When the Intellectual Property Redux conference was first announced two or so years ago, I remember having both a positive and negative reaction. The positive reaction was, "Wow, what a great idea for a conference." The negative reaction was, "Oh man, why didn't I think of it first?" But now that I have been included, all negative thoughts have washed away.
The article I am here to revisit is Risk Aversion and Rights Accretion in Intellectual Property Law, which was published in 2007. I'm going to give a brief recap of the thesis and then tum to a few things I got wrong, some subsequent scholarship, various developments in practice, and the airing of grievances.
James Gibson, Rights Accretion Redux, 60 IDEA 45 (2019).