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Idea Theft: Frivolous Copyright-Lite Claims, or Hollywood Business Model?

Idea Theft: Frivolous Copyright-Lite Claims, or Hollywood Business Model?

by K.J. Greene –   Two facts regarding idea theft in the creative context are undeniable—first, that idea misappropriation claims against Hollywood studios and television producers are rampant, and second, that the hodge-podge legal regime surrounding idea submission claims is in disarray. … Read More

by K.J. Greene –   Two facts regarding idea theft in the creative context are undeniable—first, that idea misappropriation claims against Hollywood studios and television producers are rampant, and second, that the hodge-podge legal regime surrounding idea submission claims is in disarray. … Read more

Developing DROP Discipline: Training and Testing Operators of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Developing DROP Discipline: Training and Testing Operators of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

by Henry H. Perritt, Jr. and Eliot O. Sprague –   This is the third in a series of articles about drones by the co-authors. The first, Drones, introduces the subject and explores the technologies that makes microdrones so useful and so inexpensive. It provides an overview of technological, … Read More

by Henry H. Perritt, Jr. and Eliot O. Sprague –   This is the third in a series of articles about drones by the co-authors. The first, Drones, introduces the subject and explores the technologies that makes microdrones so useful and so inexpensive. It provides an overview of technological, … Read more

The Intersection of Patents and Trade Secrets

The Intersection of Patents and Trade Secrets

by Michael R. McGurk and Jia W. Lu –   An old retort in politics is “You’re either a Democrat or a Republican!” Likewise, the counterpart retort in Intellectual Property for companies back in the day was “You’re either a patent company or a trade secret company!” Patents and trade … Read More

by Michael R. McGurk and Jia W. Lu –   An old retort in politics is “You’re either a Democrat or a Republican!” Likewise, the counterpart retort in Intellectual Property for companies back in the day was “You’re either a patent company or a trade secret company!” Patents and trade … Read more

Trolling for an NPE Solution

Trolling for an NPE Solution

by Jared A. Smith and Nicholas R. Transier –   An all-out war is being waged against patent trolls in every corner of the government. But why? To answer that question, this note considers a wide range of laws, rules, decisions, and other measures being offered up as a solution to the “troll … Read More

by Jared A. Smith and Nicholas R. Transier –   An all-out war is being waged against patent trolls in every corner of the government. But why? To answer that question, this note considers a wide range of laws, rules, decisions, and other measures being offered up as a solution to the “troll … Read more

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