The Roundtable

Welcome to the Roundtable, JLPP’s online blog featuring student commentary on current cases and legal developments!

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The Founders and Patent Law

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Patent law, traditionally thought by many to be a dull area of the law, has grabbed the legal spotlight recently. The recent patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung garnered daily headlines, and was dubbed the “Patent Trial of the Century” by the Wall Street Journal, among others. In another much-discussed lawsuit, Judge Richard Posner, sitting as a trial judge, recently dismissed Apple’s patent claims in a lawsuit against Google, as well as Google’s counterclaims. Patent policy is an area that might...

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Sen. Hatch References His JLPP Article

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HATCH’S OPENING STATEMENT AT THE SOTOMAYOR CONFIRMATION HEARING WASHINGTON – Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) delivered an opening statement today at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. A senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Hatch’s opening statement at today’s hearing follows: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. This is the twelfth hearing for a Supreme Court nominee in which I have participated, and I am as struck today as I was the first time by the seriousness of our responsibility...

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