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Using GATT-TRIPs to Improve Development Opportunities: A Proposal for Central America

Using GATT-TRIPs to Improve Development Opportunities: A Proposal for Central America

by Cecily Anne O’Regan & Patrick T. O’Regan –   Given the geographic and natural resource advantages that countries in the Americas have which will likely shape the business and trade climate in the 21st century, accelerating the development process for developing countries in the region … Read More

by Cecily Anne O’Regan & Patrick T. O’Regan –   Given the geographic and natural resource advantages that countries in the Americas have which will likely shape the business and trade climate in the 21st century, accelerating the development process for developing countries in the region … Read more

Neutering Net Neutrality: What Verizon v. F.C.C. Means for the Future of the Internet

Neutering Net Neutrality: What Verizon v. F.C.C. Means for the Future of the Internet

by Alexander Hurst –   Few things are as ingrained in Americans’ daily lives as the Internet. A one-stop source for information, communication, and entertainment, the Internet has, for many, supplanted the old media that came before it such as books, telephones, fax machines, and television. … Read More

by Alexander Hurst –   Few things are as ingrained in Americans’ daily lives as the Internet. A one-stop source for information, communication, and entertainment, the Internet has, for many, supplanted the old media that came before it such as books, telephones, fax machines, and television. … Read more

Are Prior Art Citations Determinative of Patent Approval?: An Empirical Analysis of the Strategy Behind Citing Prior Art

Are Prior Art Citations Determinative of Patent Approval?: An Empirical Analysis of the Strategy Behind Citing Prior Art

by James H. Richardson –   This paper analyzes the impact of prior art citation by inventors on examiner citations and upon the time to patent approval. Using two discrete datasets comprised of extensive filing data, this analysis presents conclusions regarding the impact of applicant citations … Read More

by James H. Richardson –   This paper analyzes the impact of prior art citation by inventors on examiner citations and upon the time to patent approval. Using two discrete datasets comprised of extensive filing data, this analysis presents conclusions regarding the impact of applicant citations … Read more

Fair Use in the Classroom; A Conundrum for Digital User-Generated Content in the “Remix” Culture

Fair Use in the Classroom; A Conundrum for Digital User-Generated Content in the “Remix” Culture

by Samantha Von Hoene  –   The age of digital media has broadened the ability of consumers to access, create, manipulate and reproduce content with great ease and speed. With these advances in technology comes the growing trend of user-generated content, which involves a wide variety of media … Read More

by Samantha Von Hoene  –   The age of digital media has broadened the ability of consumers to access, create, manipulate and reproduce content with great ease and speed. With these advances in technology comes the growing trend of user-generated content, which involves a wide variety of media … Read more

Distributive Injustice and Organ Transplant Waitlists

Distributive Injustice and Organ Transplant Waitlists

by Huma Zarif –   Organ transplantation has been a life-saving treatment option for many who require this intervention due to organ failure. However, there are many legal and ethical considerations regarding allocation of this limited resource. Some of these issues were brought to the forefront … Read More

by Huma Zarif –   Organ transplantation has been a life-saving treatment option for many who require this intervention due to organ failure. However, there are many legal and ethical considerations regarding allocation of this limited resource. Some of these issues were brought to the forefront … Read more

The Conflict Between the FDA’s Pre-Launch Activities Importation Request Program and the Hatch-Waxman Act

The Conflict Between the FDA’s Pre-Launch Activities Importation Request Program and the Hatch-Waxman Act

by Alex Cheng and Matthew Avery   –   In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implemented the Pre-Launch Activities Importation Request (PLAIR) program.  The FDA exercises its enforcement discretion under the guise of the PLAIR program to permit drug manufacturers to import unapproved … Read More

by Alex Cheng and Matthew Avery   –   In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implemented the Pre-Launch Activities Importation Request (PLAIR) program.  The FDA exercises its enforcement discretion under the guise of the PLAIR program to permit drug manufacturers to import unapproved … Read more

An Insight into the Apparel Industry’s Patent Troll Problem

An Insight into the Apparel Industry’s Patent Troll Problem

by Ashli Weiss   –   Patent trolls have increasingly targeted the end users of patent-encumbered technology rather than suing the companies that created the allegedly infringing products themselves. Apparel companies provide a useful example of the predicament faced by a variety of similarly … Read More

by Ashli Weiss   –   Patent trolls have increasingly targeted the end users of patent-encumbered technology rather than suing the companies that created the allegedly infringing products themselves. Apparel companies provide a useful example of the predicament faced by a variety of similarly … Read more

Mental Health Parity: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Parity Definition Implications

Mental Health Parity: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Parity Definition Implications

by Suann Kessler   –   At least twenty-eight percent of American adults suffer from a mental or addictive disorder.  However, even today, health insurance coverage for mental health services differs drastically from that of other medical services.  Nonetheless, although it has yet to achieve … Read More

by Suann Kessler   –   At least twenty-eight percent of American adults suffer from a mental or addictive disorder.  However, even today, health insurance coverage for mental health services differs drastically from that of other medical services.  Nonetheless, although it has yet to achieve … Read more

Normative Avoision: Revising the Copyright Alert System to Circumvent Normative Backlash

Normative Avoision: Revising the Copyright Alert System to Circumvent Normative Backlash

by Timothy L. Yim    Content rightsholders in the film and music industries previously spearheaded a legal campaign that, though highly successful in the courts, has resulted in significant normative backlash and overall has been counterproductive to their intended goal of increased copyright … Read More

by Timothy L. Yim    Content rightsholders in the film and music industries previously spearheaded a legal campaign that, though highly successful in the courts, has resulted in significant normative backlash and overall has been counterproductive to their intended goal of increased copyright … Read more

What Can Medicine Teach the Social Sciences?

What Can Medicine Teach the Social Sciences?

by Lee McIntyre     In a field as slow to change as the law, it is often helpful to inject fresh perspectives from other disciplines.  As different as legal analysis might be from that found in the medical and social sciences, they are all ultimately concerned with the pursuit of objectivity. … Read More

by Lee McIntyre     In a field as slow to change as the law, it is often helpful to inject fresh perspectives from other disciplines.  As different as legal analysis might be from that found in the medical and social sciences, they are all ultimately concerned with the pursuit of objectivity. … Read more