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Titans and Trolls Enter the Open-Source Arena

Titans and Trolls Enter the Open-Source Arena

Open-source software has become a prominent part of the software industry, due in part to its applications in mobile devices, online social networks, and cloud computing. As a result, the open-source community is an increasingly attractive litigation target for patent trolls and titans. While in the … Read More

Open-source software has become a prominent part of the software industry, due in part to its applications in mobile devices, online social networks, and cloud computing. As a result, the open-source community is an increasingly attractive litigation target for patent trolls and titans. While in the … Read more

A Conversation on Judicial Decision-Making

A Conversation on Judicial Decision-Making

Recent Supreme Court cases reveal a fascinating conversation across time between the Court and the Federal Circuit. It is a conversation not just about the nature of patents, but also about the nature of judicial decision-making. The conversation implicates how one goes about crafting the rules … Read More

Recent Supreme Court cases reveal a fascinating conversation across time between the Court and the Federal Circuit. It is a conversation not just about the nature of patents, but also about the nature of judicial decision-making. The conversation implicates how one goes about crafting the rules … Read more

Open Source and the Age of Enforcement

Open Source and the Age of Enforcement

The last five years have seen the first serious enforcement efforts by licensors of open source software, so we are truly at the dawning of the age of enforcement. But open source claims are not like other claims.  Understanding the distinctions between open source software claims and other … Read More

The last five years have seen the first serious enforcement efforts by licensors of open source software, so we are truly at the dawning of the age of enforcement. But open source claims are not like other claims.  Understanding the distinctions between open source software claims and other … Read more

The Medicines Patent Pool: Promoting Access and Innovation for Life-Saving Medicines Through Voluntary Licenses

The Medicines Patent Pool: Promoting Access and Innovation for Life-Saving Medicines Through Voluntary Licenses

Monopolies over many life-saving drugs have led to high prices that remain out of reach for patients in the developing world, leading to a crisis of access over these essential medicines. High intellectual property barriers harm not only access to medicines, but can also impact future innovation. In … Read More

Monopolies over many life-saving drugs have led to high prices that remain out of reach for patients in the developing world, leading to a crisis of access over these essential medicines. High intellectual property barriers harm not only access to medicines, but can also impact future innovation. In … Read more

FDA FDA Enforcement of Criminal Liability for Clinical Investigator Fraud

FDA FDA Enforcement of Criminal Liability for Clinical Investigator Fraud

Clinical investigator fraud is a very real problem, and falls squarely within FDA’s mandate to protect the public health.  The Eighth Circuit has held that under this mandate, FDA has the authority to impose affirmative duties to protect the public health by promulgating relevant regulations. … Read More

Clinical investigator fraud is a very real problem, and falls squarely within FDA’s mandate to protect the public health.  The Eighth Circuit has held that under this mandate, FDA has the authority to impose affirmative duties to protect the public health by promulgating relevant regulations. … Read more

Finding a “Fit”: Gene Patents and Innovation Policy

Finding a “Fit”: Gene Patents and Innovation Policy

The district court’s decision in Ass’n for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (the Myriad litigation) that isolated DNA does not constitute patentable subject matter because the isolated DNA is not markedly different from the naturally occurring DNA sequence redrew the … Read More

The district court’s decision in Ass’n for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (the Myriad litigation) that isolated DNA does not constitute patentable subject matter because the isolated DNA is not markedly different from the naturally occurring DNA sequence redrew the … Read more

Induced Infringement as a Strict Liability Claim: Abolishment of the Specific Intent Requirement

Induced Infringement as a Strict Liability Claim: Abolishment of the Specific Intent Requirement

This Note argues that the specific intent requirement for § 271(b) should be abolished.  It shows that the language of § 271(b) does not provide textual support for the specific intent requirement.  Additionally, it argues that the specific intent requirement is contrary to early case law before … Read More

This Note argues that the specific intent requirement for § 271(b) should be abolished.  It shows that the language of § 271(b) does not provide textual support for the specific intent requirement.  Additionally, it argues that the specific intent requirement is contrary to early case law before … Read more

Indirect Exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights By Corporations and Investors

Indirect Exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights By Corporations and Investors

Competitive pressures and rent-seeking behaviors have motivated companies and investors to develop indirect techniques for beneficially exploiting third-party intellectual property rights (IPRs) that qualitatively depart from the direct exploitation tools honed during the past thirty years of the … Read More

Competitive pressures and rent-seeking behaviors have motivated companies and investors to develop indirect techniques for beneficially exploiting third-party intellectual property rights (IPRs) that qualitatively depart from the direct exploitation tools honed during the past thirty years of the … Read more

Practical Considerations In The Indirect Deployment Of Intellectual Property Rights By Corporations And Investors

Practical Considerations In The Indirect Deployment Of Intellectual Property Rights By Corporations And Investors

  Competitive pressures and rent-seeking behaviors have motivated companies  and investors to develop indirect techniques for beneficially exploiting third-party intellectual property rights (IPRs) that qualitatively depart from the direct exploitation tools honed during the past thirty years … Read More

  Competitive pressures and rent-seeking behaviors have motivated companies  and investors to develop indirect techniques for beneficially exploiting third-party intellectual property rights (IPRs) that qualitatively depart from the direct exploitation tools honed during the past thirty years … Read more

Bitcoin: An Innovative Alternative Digital Currency

Bitcoin: An Innovative Alternative Digital Currency

Bitcoin is a digital, decentralized, partially anonymous currency, not backed by any government or other legal entity, and not redeemable for gold or other commodity. It relies on peer-to-peer networking and cryptography to maintain its integrity. Compared to most currencies or online payment … Read More

Bitcoin is a digital, decentralized, partially anonymous currency, not backed by any government or other legal entity, and not redeemable for gold or other commodity. It relies on peer-to-peer networking and cryptography to maintain its integrity. Compared to most currencies or online payment … Read more

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