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Professor Lietzan speaks to Akron law students about perils of patent reform

At a recent event at the University of Akron School of Law, Professor Erika Lietzan spoke about what she called the “assault on drug patents,” including patent reform activity in Congress as well as proposals to prevent drug companies from patenting any changes or improvements to their drugs after approval (so called “one and done” proposals).  She explained that medical…

Professor Lietzan’s Research Analyzes Patent Terms for New Medicine

A recent article in Bloomberg Law, U.S. Patent System Crimps Drug Innovation for Toughest Diseases, looks at the research of Professor Erika Lietzan and Kristina M.L. Acri about how the development of new drugs is affected by the U.S. patent system. Their research will be published in a forthcoming article. Their empirical research looked at 642 approved drugs to determine…

Professor Lietzan Lectures on the Hatch-Waxman Amendments

Professor Erika Lietzan recently gave a lecture on the Hatch-Waxman Amendments as part of the Mason Judicial Education Program, a division of George Mason University’s Law & Economics Center (LEC). Professor Lietzan lectured for an hour on the Hatch-Waxman Amendments, which created a statutory pathway for approval of generic drugs as well as provisions governing the timing of that approval…

Professor Crouch Among 50 Most Influential People in Intellectual Property

Professor Dennis Crouch was chosen as one of the 50 most influential people in intellectual property by Managing Intellectual Property, a source of news and analysis on IP developments worldwide. Professor Crouch is the editor for the leading U.S. patent blog, Patently-O, which has more than 25,000 subscribers to its daily mail. The blog is known for its critiques of…

Mizzou Law 2018 Patent Law Moot Court Winners Announced

The law school hosted the Eighth Annual University of Missouri Patent Law Moot Court Competition on November 15. Seventeen students wrote briefs and presented oral arguments in a mock-version of a pending infringement lawsuit involving a patented device for detecting atrial fibrillation. Overall winners of the competition (brief + arguments) are 3L Lauren Vincent and 2L Sydney Johnson, who will share the $1,000 prize sponsored by McKool Smith.  Finalists included 2L Marie Dutton and 3L Sarah Rowan.…

Professor Crouch to Speak at American Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting

On October 27, Professor Dennis Crouch is speaking at the annual meeting of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) in Washington, D.C.  In his plenary session, Professor Crouch will focus on how ethical duties in patent cases shift according to venue — comparing patent litigation, patent prosecution, and America Invents Act (AIA)…

Professor Crouch Speaks at Inventor of the Year Event in St. Louis

On October 11, Professor Dennis Crouch was a featured speaker at the St. Louis area Inventor of the Year award ceremony sponsored by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He served on a panel with Q. Todd Dickinson, former director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and Jacqueline Bonilla, vice chief administrative patent judge of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board,…

Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic to Present Workshop on Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks

Jim Niemann, director of the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, and two ELC students, Alex Weidner and Alec Larsen, will lead a workshop on “Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks” on October 3 in the MU Student Center. The workshop is part of the University of Missouri Graduate Studies professional development series, gradESSENTIALS. Participants will include masters and doctoral students from all…

Judge Cites Two Essays by Professor Crouch in Court Decision

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently cited two essays written by Professor Dennis Crouch on the patent law doctrine of subject matter eligibility. Dissenting from a rehearing denial in Berkheimer v. HP, Judge Jimmy Reyna relied upon Crouch’s explanation that the underlying decision represented a “precedential sea change.” See, Dennis Crouch, Patent Eligibility: Eligibility Analysis and Its Underlying Facts: A Roadmap…

Professor Lietzan Speaks at Food & Drug Law Institute’s Annual Conference

On May 4, Professor Erika Lietzan participated in the perennially popular closing session – on significant litigation in 2017 and cases to watch in 2018 – of the Food & Drug Law Institute’s annual conference.  FDLI is the primary professional association for specialists in food and drug law.  The annual meeting brought together more than 900 law professors, practicing lawyers,…