The Late Professor Emeritus John Adams (1939-2012)

This blogger was saddened to hear of the recent death of Professor John Adams at what is in the modern world a relatively young age. He was best known as an intellectual property lawyer, but, like most thoughtful private lawyers, he was also interested in legal history. In 1982 he published the extraordinary Bibliography of eighteenth century legal literature, a massive contribution of great value in those days before all the electronic resources that there are now readily accessible from one's computer. In 1992 came the Bibliography of nineteenth century legal literature. He was also a fun person. Our condolences go to his partner, David, who has suffered such a great loss. A much fuller appreciation will be given by our colleague Hector MacQueen on the website of the Intellectual Property Institute.