E3 Business In Post Conflict Columbia – An Interview With Andres Lopez

My guest today is Andres Felipe Lopez. Andres is from Bogota, Colombia. He is a J.S.D candidate in International Human Rights Law at the Notre Dame Law School. He received his LL.B from the Universidad del Rosario in 2009 and his LL.M in International Legal Studies and Comparative Law from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2013 . He worked at the International Legal Affairs Office of the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he collaborated in the treaty negotiation and ratification process, and taught International Public Law at the Universidad del Rosario Law School.

Andres is interested in international law, human rights theory, development issues and Catholic social teaching. His doctoral studies focus on the relationship between business, human rights, and development. His dissertation concerns how corporations and other private actors can promote development in countries with high rates of poverty, focusing on questions concerning the recognition of new duty-bearers under international human rights law, the relationship between human rights and development, and the limits of the law to promote social change.

Andres enjoys spending time with his wife, Carolina , and his two children.

E2 Do Patent Challenges Increase Competition? – An Interview With Stephen Yelderman

Professor Stephen Yelderman from the University of Notre Dame talks about his recent publication in the University of Chicago Law Review:  Do Patent Challenges Increase Competition?

Professor Yelderman holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and graduated with High Honors from the University of Chicago Law School. He clerked in the United States Court of Appeals for Neil Gorsuch. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Professor Yelderman served in the Telecommunications and Media section of the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. He also worked as a Patent Agent in Silicon Valley, representing inventors from Google, Apple, Cisco, and Honda’s humanoid robotics laboratory in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

This Week In Law & A Pint Of Law

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E1: The Patent Exhaustion Doctrine – An Interview With Dr. Jeff Schmidt

Dr. Jeff Schmidt talks about his article,  “Authorized Personnel Only: The Patent Exhaustion Doctrine After Helfrich”. Jeff received his B.A. in Biology from Saint John’s University in Minnesota, his PhD in Cancer Research from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and his MBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. At Notre Dame, Jeff is a member of the law review and the Moot Court Board,where he serves as a brief writer on the Showcase Team. Jeff Spent both his 1L and 2L summers as an associate in the patent group at Morrison and Foerster in San Diego, where he will return as an associate after after graduation.