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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

Beyond Confusion – Survey Evidence of Consumer Demand and the Entire Market Value Rule

Beyond Confusion – Survey Evidence of Consumer Demand and the Entire Market Value Rule

The doctrine of apportionment serves to limit recovery for patent infringement to the economic value contributed by the infringed patent. However, the entire market value rule allows plaintiffs to base their recovery on the entire value of a product, if an infringing feature of the product is the … Read More

The doctrine of apportionment serves to limit recovery for patent infringement to the economic value contributed by the infringed patent. However, the entire market value rule allows plaintiffs to base their recovery on the entire value of a product, if an infringing feature of the product is the … Read more

Customers, Co-workers and Competition: Employee Covenants in California after Edwards v. Arthur Andersen

Customers, Co-workers and Competition: Employee Covenants in California after Edwards v. Arthur Andersen

California law is well settled that most contractual provisions prohibiting competing with or soliciting customers of a former employer are unenforceable under California Business and Professions Code 16600, unless the activity involves misappropriation of trade secrets or confidential information. … Read More

California law is well settled that most contractual provisions prohibiting competing with or soliciting customers of a former employer are unenforceable under California Business and Professions Code 16600, unless the activity involves misappropriation of trade secrets or confidential information. … Read more

Licensee Patent Validity Challenges Following MedImmune: Implications for Patent Licensing

Licensee Patent Validity Challenges Following MedImmune: Implications for Patent Licensing

This Article addresses the legal basis for resolving the licensor’s dilemma following MedImmune.  The MedImmune Court’s elimination of the jurisdictional barrier to a patent validity challenge by a licensee in good standing has been viewed by many as a pronounced shift in favor of the … Read More

This Article addresses the legal basis for resolving the licensor’s dilemma following MedImmune.  The MedImmune Court’s elimination of the jurisdictional barrier to a patent validity challenge by a licensee in good standing has been viewed by many as a pronounced shift in favor of the … Read more

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Provigil: A Case Study Of Anticompetitive Behavior

Provigil: A Case Study Of Anticompetitive Behavior

Using the sleep-disorder drug Provigil as a case study, this article exposes a new type of anticompetitive harm that stems from the combination of two distinct activities.  First, brand-name drug firms such as Cephalon, the developer of Provigil, have settled patent litigation by paying generic … Read More

Using the sleep-disorder drug Provigil as a case study, this article exposes a new type of anticompetitive harm that stems from the combination of two distinct activities.  First, brand-name drug firms such as Cephalon, the developer of Provigil, have settled patent litigation by paying generic … Read more

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Provigil: A Commentary

Provigil: A Commentary

Michael Carrier’s case study on Provigil offers new support for the view that Big Pharma is to blame for stymieing competition, retarding innovation, and inflating prices in the drug industry. Carrier argues that Cephalon was able to thwart generic entry by a combination of anticompetitive … Read More

Michael Carrier’s case study on Provigil offers new support for the view that Big Pharma is to blame for stymieing competition, retarding innovation, and inflating prices in the drug industry. Carrier argues that Cephalon was able to thwart generic entry by a combination of anticompetitive … Read more

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Branded Versus Generic Competition?

Branded Versus Generic Competition?

 Transitions are times of danger in virtually all areas of human life.  More accidents are likely to occur when cars go in and out of parking spaces, or when planes take off or land. More medical mishaps are likely to happen in hospitals when there is a change in shifts between nurses.  The same … Read More

 Transitions are times of danger in virtually all areas of human life.  More accidents are likely to occur when cars go in and out of parking spaces, or when planes take off or land. More medical mishaps are likely to happen in hospitals when there is a change in shifts between nurses.  The same … Read more

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The Geosynchronous Orbit and the Outer Limits of Westphalian Sovereignty

The Geosynchronous Orbit and the Outer Limits of Westphalian Sovereignty

The question confronting us today is: who  owns the GSO?  The inevitability of technological and scientific progress promises a future full of challenges for  space lawyers, who will ultimately be responsible for the composition of (and adherence to) international law in this new frontier.  In … Read More

The question confronting us today is: who  owns the GSO?  The inevitability of technological and scientific progress promises a future full of challenges for  space lawyers, who will ultimately be responsible for the composition of (and adherence to) international law in this new frontier.  In … Read more

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Thirty-Two Short Stories About Intellectual Property

Thirty-Two Short Stories About Intellectual Property

In the United States, intellectual property law is usually viewed as serving an economic policy by providing an incentive for authors and inventors to create works.  The incentive policy, however, ill fits the actual contours of intellectual property law and how artists and inventors use it. … Read More

In the United States, intellectual property law is usually viewed as serving an economic policy by providing an incentive for authors and inventors to create works.  The incentive policy, however, ill fits the actual contours of intellectual property law and how artists and inventors use it. … Read more

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