An Interest Group Perspective on Patent Law’s Development

November 11, 2009
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Andrew P. Morriss ‘81University of Illinois College of Law; Craig A. Nard, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Andrew P. Morriss ‘81 is the inaugural H. Ross and Helen Workman Professor of Law & Professor of Business at the University of Illinois College of Law. He is also a Research Fellow of the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law, a Senior Fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center, Bozeman, Montana; a Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and a regular visiting professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, in Guatemala. Prior to the University of Illinois, he served as Galen J. Roush Professor of Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, where he was also associate dean from 2000 to 2003.  Professor Morriss is the author or coauthor of more than forty book chapters and scholarly articles, including Signaling and Precedent in Federal District Court Opinions (with Michael Heise and Gregory Sisk) 13 Supreme Court Economic Review 63-98 (2005); Defining What to Regulate: Silica & the Problem of Regulatory Categorization (with Susan E. Dudley), Administrative Law Review (forthcoming 2006); and The Public-Private Security Partnership: Counterterrorism Considerations for Employers in a Post-9/11 World, in Work Place Privacy Here and Abroad: Proceedings of the New York University 58th Annual Conference on Labor (Kluwer 2006). He is the co-editor of Cross-Border Human Resources, Labor and Employment Issues: Proceedings of the New York University 54th Annual Conference on Labor (Samuel Estreicher and Andrew Morriss, eds.) (Kluwer 2004); Property Stories (Gerald Korngold and Andrew Morriss, eds.) (Foundation Press, 2004); and The Common Law and the Environment (Roger Meiners and Andrew Morriss, eds.) (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000). He recently released the book, Regulation by Litigation  (with Bruce Yandle and Andrew Dorchak) from Yale University Press. He also regularly writes for The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty and Books & Culture: A Christian Review. Professor Morriss recently authored the Illinois' Energy Outlook, a thorough examination of the energy situation in the state of Illinois.  He received his A.B. degree from Princeton University, his J.D. and a masters degree in public affairs from The University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. (Economics) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Craig A. Nard is the Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and founding director of the Center for Law, Technology and the Arts. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the World Intellectual Property Organization Academy at the University of Torino, Italy, and Principal Advisor to the Center for Studies and Research in Intellectual Property in Calcutta, India. Professor Nard practiced intellectual property law in Dallas, Texas prior to becoming the Julius Silver Fellow in Law, Science, and Technology at Columbia University School of Law. After his fellowship, he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. for the Honorable Helen W. Nies, and then the Honorable Giles S. Rich. Craig has published in various law reviews, including the Northwestern Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Illinois Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, William & Mary Law Review, and the Wake Forest Law Review. He is also the author of the patent law casebook, The Law of Patents (Aspen Publishers 2008), Fundamentals of United States Intellectual Property Law, (Kluwer Law International 2006, with Halpern and Port) and The Law of Intellectual Property (Aspen Publishing, 2005, with Madison and Barnes). He served as member of the Northern District of California Advisory Committee on Model Patent Jury Instructions appointed by the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte of the Northern District of California. He is licensed to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Texas bar.


An Interest Group Perspective on Patent Law's Development


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  • The Program in Law and Public Affairs
  • The Bouton Law Lecture Fund