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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

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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