The Constitutional Foundations of Intellectual Property , by Randolph J. May and Seth L. Cooper, is available from Amazon  here .  This book examines the philosophical, jurisprudential, and historical context that led America's Founders to include the Intellectual Property Clause in the U.S. Constitution. Attention professors and students:  The book contains excellent supplementary reading materials for IP courses. Order  here  from Amazon or from Carolina Academic Press  here .