Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Seaman: The case against federalizing trade secrecy

In his new article, The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy, forthcoming in the Virginia Law ReviewChris Seaman does what the title suggests: he makes the case against federalizing trade secrecy protections and challenges the wisdom of current proposals in this direction. I'll quickly summarize the article and then make a few points. In general, I found the article highly educational and think Seaman makes a compelling case that federalization would be an unnecessary legal innovation.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Merges: An Essay on the Legacy of Chisum on Patents

Robert Merges originally wrote this essay, previously unpublished, on the thirtieth anniversary of Chisum on Patents: A Treatise on the Law of Patentability, Validity and Infringement (1978-present). Merges has generously provided Written Description with a copy. In the essay, Merges discusses the world of patent law scholarship in the 1970s and the significant effect Chisum's treatise had within the patent community.