Volume 06

Baffled: Phillips v. AWH Corp. and the Reexamination of Dictionary Use in Patent Claim Interpretation

Volume 6, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

When drafting a patent application, inventors or their legal representatives must carefully choose the language and terms employed in the claims section. A particular problem arises in a granted patent when a term with multiple definitions creates ambiguity in the interpretation of the claims and the scope of protection provided therein. How should courts determine

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Daniel S. Matthews, Recent Development, Baffled: Phillips v. AWH Corp. and the Reexamination of Dictionary Use in Patent Claim Interpretation, 6 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 153 (2004), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/10_6NCJLTech1532004-2005.pdf.

Ashcroft v. ACLU: Should Congress Try, Try, and Try Again, or Does the International Problem of Regulating Internet Pornography Require an International Solution?

Volume 6, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

In its decision in Ashcroft v. ACLU, the Supreme Court held that the Attorney General had not convincingly rebutted the contention of plaintiff Internet content providers that filtering software was less restrictive and just as effective as the legislation Mr. Ashcroft sought to defend. The Supreme Court was correct to uphold the preliminary injunction against

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Katherine H. Reder, Recent Development, Ashcroft v. ACLU: Should Congress Try, Try, and Try Again, or Does the International Problem of Regulating Internet Pornography Require an International Solution?, 6 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 139 (2004), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/09_6NCJLTech1392004-2005.pdf.

Rage Against the Machine: How the NLRB Used Section 8(e) of the National Labor Relations Act to Kill the Virtual Orchestra

Volume 6, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

The Sinfonia is part of a new breed of virtual orchestra instruments designed to faithfully recreate the sound of a traditional full-size orchestra from a single computerized console. Thus far, the technology has been used in over thirty productions across the country, including the national tours of Annie and Miss Saigon, as well as the

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Jason Leff, Recent Development, Rage Against the Machine: How the NLRB Used Section 8(e) of the National Labor Relations Act to Kill the Virtual Orchestra, 6 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 107 (2004), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/08_6NCJLTech1072004-2005.pdf.

Does Online Dispute Resolution Need Governmental Intervention? The Case for Architectures of Control and Trust

Volume 6, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

Many believe that cyberspace was born out of a world of no regulation. And many believe that the future of dispute resolution lies in the absence of the state. The general view of online dispute resolution (“ODR”) follows from these beliefs: it is a new and promising form of dispute resolution, and it takes place

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Thomas Schultz, Does Online Dispute Resolution Need Governmental Intervention? The Case for Architectures of Control and Trust, 6 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 71 (2004), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/07_6NCJLTech712004-2005.pdf.

A Distance Education Primer: Lessons from My Life as a Dot.Edu Entrepreneur

We stand at the threshold of a major change in legal education. Recognizing the extent to which law students and lawyers alike rely on the Internet in both their professional and personal lives, the American Bar Association (“ABA”) has approved new standards for the J.D. curriculum which will greatly expand the opportunities for law students

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Linda C. Fentiman, A Distance Education Primer: Lessons from My Life as a Dot.Edu Entrepreneur, 6 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 41 (2004), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/06_6NCJLTech412004-2005.pdf.

Obviousness or Inventive Step as Applied to Nucleic Acid Molecules: A Global Perspective

Volume 6, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

Obviousness, or inventive step, has been called the ultimate bar to patentability. The purpose of the nonobviousness requirement is to complement the novelty requirement and to extend the scope of the relevant prior art beyond anticipatory prior art. This ensures that an invention constitutes a sufficient advance in technology to warrant an exclusive right. Adoption

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Amy Nelson, Obviousness or Inventive Step as Applied to Nucleic Acid Molecules: A Global Perspective, 6 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 1 (2004), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/05_6NCJLTech12004-2005.pdf.

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