By Jason Rantanen
I’m thrilled to announce the publication of the articles from the Iowa Law Review’s symposium, Administering Patent Law. (Although Chris Walker beat me to the punch by a mile.) It’s a terrific group of articles that focus on issues at the intersection of patent law and administrative law. Here’s the abstract of my introduction to the issue:
Ten years ago, few people—with the exception of a handful of visionary academics—spent much time thinking about the significance of administrative law to the patent system. Today, administrative law issues pervade the patent system, from examiners and patent judges up to the United States Supreme Court. At the same time, modern administrative law itself faces a series of challenges that call into question its fundamental premises, such as the degree of deference that courts should grant agencies and the amount of political control that is constitutionally permissible or required. What does all this mean for the future of patent law?
Thanks to the support of the David F. Hellwege fund at the Iowa Law School Foundation, this issue of the Iowa Law Review contains an amazing array of scholarship on these topics from some of today’s brightest and most prominent patent law thinkers.
And the articles themselves:
All of the articles are available through direct links above. If you would like a physical copy of the issue, the Iowa Law Review editors have told me that you should contact the printer at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a copy of Volume 104, Issue 5. I’m not sure what the exact price is, but it’s likely be about $30 including shipping. (The whole volume is $53).