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Volumes 1 - 5 were published under the journal name "Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce + Technology".

Volume 7

Issue 4 Spring 2012

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319 Foreword

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Martin J. Adelman
325 Developments in the Jurisprudence on the Use of Experts

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Hon. Marilyn L. Huff
335 Tuning the Obviousness Inquiry After KSR

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Mark D. Janis
353 Patent Law's Falstaff: Inequitable Conduct, the Federal Circuit, and Therasense

For decades, the relationship between the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and patent law’s doctrine of inequitable conduct has resembled that between Shakespeare’s Prince Hal and John Falstaff. The former recognizes the excess, the deservedly ill repute, even the at least occasional wickedness of the latter, but cannot tear away from his close companion. Likewise, for decades, Federal Circuit judges have criticized the excesses of the defense of inequitable conduct, which can render a patent unenforceable as a result of misrepresentation or nondisclosure to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Nevertheless, U.S. patent law remains wedded to the defense’s existence. Without a real option of repudiating the defense, the Federal Circuit has instead sought to guide and confine the defense’s application in hopes of advancing legitimate aims at acceptable social cost. In this effort, the opinion for the en banc Federal Circuit written by Chief Judge Randall Rader in Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co. figures prominently. The background, content, and prospects for the Federal Circuit’s legal rulings in Therasense are the focus of this Article.

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John M. Golden
379 Chief Judge Rader's Contribution to Comparative Patent Law

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Toshiko Takenaka
405 Antiformalism at the Federal Circuit: The Jurisprudence of Chief Judge Rader

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Peter Lee
427 Celebrating Contributions of Chief Judge Rader to Patent Infringement Jurisprudence

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Katherine E. White
445 Fostering the Business of Innovation: The Untold Story of Bowers v. Baystate Technologies

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Robert W. Gomulkiewicz
467 Chief Judge Rader's Material Contribution to Geographic Indicator Analysis

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Signe H. Naeve
501 Influencing the Evolving IP System and Law Through International Outreach

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Esther H. Lim
515 Efforts to Establish Clear Standards for Exhaustion in Japan

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Kaoru Kuroda and Eiji Katayama

Issue 3 Winter 2012

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209 Understanding and Authenticating Evidence from Social Networking Sites

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Heather L. Griffith
225 Let's Be Cautious Friends: The Ethical Implications of Social Networking for Members of the Judiciary

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Aurora J. Wilson
237 Cheaper Watches and Copyright Law: Navigating “Gray Markets” After the Supreme Court’s Split in Costco v. Omega, S.A.

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Parker A. Howell
265 Loaded Question: Examining Loadable Kernel Modules Under the General Public License v2

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Curt Blake and Joseph Probst
295 Internet as a Human Right: A Practical Legal Framework to Address the Unique Nature of the Medium and to Promote Development

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Young Joon Lim and Sarah E. Sexton

Issue 2 Fall 2011

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75 Ninth Circuit Unmasks Anonymous Internet Users and Lowers the Bar for Disclosure of Online Speakers

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Mallory Allen
93 Juror Investigation: Is In-Courtroom Internet Research Going Too Far?

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Duncan Stark
105 End User Liability for Software Developed with Trade Secrets

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Jeff Patterson
121 Discovery of Breathalyzer Source Code in DUI Prosecutions

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Aurora J. Wilson
135 Cross-Border Contributory Patent Infringement in Germany

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Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar
149 Copyright Infringement Liability of Placeshifting Services in the United States and Japan

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Naoya Isoda

Issue 1 Summer 2011

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1 Broadcasting Expectations: An Unprotected Wireless Network Takes on Constitutional Dimensions

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Duncan Stark
13 A Matter of Access: How Bypassing DRM Does Not Always Violate the DMCA

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Alicia Hoffer
27 Off With the Head? How Eliminating Search and Index Functionality Reduces Secondary Liability in Peer-To-Peer File-Sharing Cases

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Luke M. Rona
47 Injunction Relief: Must Nonparty Websites Obey Court Orders to Remove User Content?

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Connor Moran
59 Fair Notice: Providing for Electronic Document Transmissions to Shareholders in Washington State

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James L. Proctor, Jr.