Monday, April 25, 2016

Patent Remedies at the ALEA Annual Meeting

The American Law & Economics Association will hold its annual meeting at Harvard Law School May 20-21.  Information is available here, and the program here.  Norman Siebrasse and I will be presenting our paper The Value of the Standard, which I have previously mentioned on the blog here.  In addition, Erik Hovenkamp will be presenting a paper titled A Broader Look at Patent Royalties and Antitrust, which I mentioned on the blog here, and Mengxi Zhang will be presenting his paper Optimal Remedies for Patent Infringement (coauthored with Keith Hylton), which I mentioned on the blog here.  There also will be several other papers dealing with various aspects of intellectual property law, among other fields, in what looks to be a very stimulating conference.  I'm looking forward to it.

In other news, the U.S. Supreme Court today hears oral argument in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., on the question of the appropriate standard for awarding the prevailing party its attorneys' fees in copyright cases; and in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, on issues relating to inter partes review.  Ronald Mann has a nice write-up on each of these cases over at Scotus Blog (see here and here).

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