Art and Patents

Robert Thill. "Intellectual Property: A Chronological Compendium of Intersections between Contemporary Art and Utility Patents." Leonardo 37.2 (2004): 117-24
online articles at
robert thill - patent course 
Dieter Daniels und Barbara U. Schmidt.. Artists as Inventors - Inventors as Artist .Hatje Cantz., 2008 - links to articles, interviews etc
Yasmin discussion group archive on patents