Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Michael Risch, America’s First Patents

Courts and commentators vigorously debate early American patent history because of a spotty documentary record. To fill these gaps, scholars have examined the adoption of the Intellectual Property Clause of the Constitution, correspondence, dictionaries, and British and colonial case law. … Continue reading

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Peter K. Yu, Intellectual Property and Human Rights in the Nonmultilateral Era

In the past decade, countries have actively established bilateral, plurilateral, and regional trade and investment agreements, such as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Although commentators have examined the conflict and tension between intellectual property and human … Continue reading

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Deven R. Desai, From Trademarks to Brands

The business world has moved from using trademarks—simple symbols identifying products—to brands—rich symbols that feed business strategy. At the same time, networked and empowered consumers are using brands, brand language, and branding strategies to make decisions about what they purchase, … Continue reading

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Jacob D. Moore, The Forgotten Victim in the Human Gene Patenting Debate: Pharmaceutical Companies

63 Fla. L. Rev. 1277 (2011)| | | NOTE :: Scientific innovation is crucial to the prosperity, security, and health of a nation. During the founding years of the United States, political leaders realized the need for such innovation and … Continue reading

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Charles Short, Guilt by Machine: The Problem of Source Code Discovery in Florida DUI Prosecutions

61 Fla. L. Rev. 177 (2009) | | | | ABSTRACT :: Breath testing results stand at the core of most driving under the influence (DUI) prosecutions. Florida law provides that an individual is guilty of driving under the influence … Continue reading

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Sarah Harding, Perpetual Property

61 Fla. L. Rev. 285 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Property interests, unlike contracts, tend to adhere to a limited set of specific forms-the numerus clausus principle. Much scholarship in the past decade has focused on this distinction … Continue reading

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