- Janet Freilich noted U.S. Patent No. 9,000,000 and scholarship on the search costs involved in patent clearance.
- John Golden described the Federal Circuit's decision to review laches and exhaustion rules en banc and analyzed the debate in Teva v. Sandoz over whether patent claims are more analogous to private instruments such as contracts or to public documents like statutes.
- Shyam Balganesh uncovered a 1899 Harvard Law Review piece by Christopher Langdell that situates patents and copyrights in the realm of private law, despite their public purpose.
- Ted Sichelman created a list of the 50 most-cited private law articles published since 1990, over half of which are in IP (and nine of which are by Mark Lemley).
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