E4 Decoupling Patent Law – An Interview With Greg Reilly

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.

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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

A Pint of Law’s host, Matthew Curtis, will be live every Friday at 2pm (ET) with Denise Howell and J. Micheal Keyes at This Week In Law (TWIL), a member of This Week In Tech (TWIT). TWIL covers breaking issues in technology law, including patents, copyrights, and more.


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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.