February 13, 2014
Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Faculty Forum
An Analysis of Recent IP Cases in the United States Supreme Court
Speaker: Professors: Gerard Magliocca, Emily Michiko Morris, Lea Bishop Shaver, and John R. Schaibley, III
Location: Room 300,Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Kyle Galster, firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-274-0042
Four members of the faculty will discuss the Supreme Court’s important recent decisions in intellectual property law cases and the questions presented in IP cases in the current Supreme Court term. During the first decade of the Federal Circuit’s existence, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in few patent cases from the Federal Circuit, deferring to the Federal Circuit on core doctrinal issues. The Supreme Court has been more interested in patent cases (and other IP cases) in recent years, and in a series of opinions (often unanimous) the Court has reversed the Federal Circuit on a variety of substantive patent law issues. In addition to providing analyses of recent IP opinions and cases currently pending in the Supreme Court, the panel will also provide explanations for the causes of the Supreme Court’s increased focus on IP law and assess whether Supreme Court involvement in substantive IP law doctrine is advancing the substantive law.