John H. Robinson has been a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame Law School since 1983 and the University’s Department of Philosophy since 1981, becoming an associate professor of law in 1998 and earning tenure in 1999.
Professor Robinson’s areas of academic interest include civil procedure, jurisprudence, and trusts and estates. He has a special expertise in the law of death and dying. In addition, he has been a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Logan Center in South Bend, Indiana, since 1989.
My guest today is Professor Greg Reilly, Assistant Professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. We are talking today about his forthcoming publication in the Boston University Law Review: “Decoupling Patent Law.”
Professor graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and clerked for Judge Timothy Dyk of the Federal Circuit. Professor Reilly’s research and teaching interests are at the intersection of intellectual property and federal courts/procedure, with a particular focus on how institutions and decision makers resolve patent disputes. His projects have focused on the fit between patent doctrines and the relevant decision makers; patent claim construction; patent litigation reform; and the efforts of the Eastern District of Texas to attract patent cases.
Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty, Professor Reilly held a tenure-track appointment at California Western School of Law and was a Teaching Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. He previously spent five years as an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he had extensive appellate and district court experience litigating patent, trademark, complex commercial, and products liability cases.
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.