Category Archives: Patent Law

Dana Remus Irwin, Paradise Lost in The Patent Law? Changing Visions of Technology in The Subject Matter Inquiry

60 Fla. L. Rev. 775 (2008) | | | | ABSTRACT :: In recent decades, the Patent and Trademark Office and the federal courts have dramatically expanded the scope of patentable subject matter-the set of inventions eligible for patent protection. … Continue reading

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Stephanie L. Varela, Damned If You Do, Doomed If You Don’t: Patenting Legal Methods and its Effect on Lawyers’ Professional Responsibilities

60 Fla. L. Rev. 1145 (2008) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Imagine, before advising each client, having to confer with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to determine whether another lawyer already owns a patent to the legal … Continue reading

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William A. Drennan, The Patented Loophole: How Should Congress Respond to this Judicial Invention?

59 Fla. L. Rev. 229 (2007) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: An IRS spokesperson “questioned whether the [Patent Office] staff has adequate background in tax law . . . to properly rule on those patent applications [for tax strategies].” … Continue reading

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Kelly Casey Mullally, Patent Hermeneutics: Form and Substance in Claim Construction

59 Fla. L. Rev. 333 (2007) | | | | ABSTRACT :: The claims section of a patent performs an important public notice function in patent law. The claims inform us of the boundaries delineating the subject matter over which … Continue reading

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Ted Hagelin, The Experimental Use Exemption to Patent Infringement: Information on Ice, Competition on Hold

58 Fla. L. Rev. 483 (2006) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: The U.S. patent system is built upon a delicate balance between the rights of patent owners, the rights of the public at large, and the rights of market … Continue reading

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Jacqueline Lipton, Information Property: Rights and Responsibilities

56 Fla. L. Rev. 135 (2004) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Can you own information? If so, what is the theoretical justification for ownership, and precisely what rights does ownership confer? What is the impact of ownership of information … Continue reading

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