Volume 10

Excessive Reverse Payments in the Context of Hatch-Waxman

Volume 10, Issue 2 (Jun 2012)

Reverse payments, such as the one at issue in Arkansas Carpenters Health & Welfare Fund v. Bayer AG, are controversial because they appear to be nothing more than agreements between competitors not to compete. However, because a patent was involved, the Federal Circuit refused to declare this agreement unlawful—even when the patentee offered to pay

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Satish Chintapalli, Recent Development, Excessive Reverse Payments in the Context of Hatch-Waxman, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 381 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/14_10NCJLTech3812008-2009.pdf.

The FCC’s Regulatory Mulligan: Exploring the Options in the Wake of a Failed D Block Auction

Volume 10, Issue 2 (Jun 2012)

In March 2008, the Federal Communications Commission auctioned licenses to sizeable tracts of radio frequency spectrum that will be vacated due to the analog-to-digital television conversion to occur in June 2009. The Commission conditioned the license to one portion of this spectrum—the “D Block”—on an unprecedented requirement: for the licensee to work hand-in-hand with public-safety

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Alejandro Valencia, The FCC’s Regulatory Mulligan: Exploring the Options in the Wake of a Failed D Block Auction, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 313 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/13_10NCJLTech3132008-2009.pdf.

International Patent Law: Should United States and Foreign Patent Laws be Uniform? An Analysis of the Benefits, Problems, and Barriers

Volume 10, Issue 2 (Jun 2012)

This article blends three areas of law: international law, comparative law and intellectual property. Specifically, this article discusses the benefits and problems associated with harmonizing United States patent laws with foreign systems. It does so by analyzing the historical and contemporary ramifications of uniform patent laws. In addition, it highlights recent attempts in Congress—The Patent

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Robert R. Willis, Esq., International Patent Law: Should United States and Foreign Patent Laws be Uniform? An Analysis of the Benefits, Problems, and Barriers, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 283 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/12_10NCJLTech2832008-2009.pdf.

Standards, Intellectual Property Disclosure, and Patent Royalties After Rambus

Volume 10, Issue 2 (Jun 2012)

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission found that Rambus, a developer of computer memory technologies, failed to disclose information about its intellectual property holdings to other participants in the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC), a private standard-setting organization, during the period in which JEDEC was developing Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) standards. According to the

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Stanley M. Besen & Robert J. Levinson, Standards, Intellectual Property Disclosure, and Patent Royalties After Rambus, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 233 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/11_10NCJLTech2332008-2009.pdf.

Testing the Limits of Procedural Rulemaking: How the Federal Circuit Can Use Tafas v. Dudas to Clarify the Authority of the Patent Office

Volume 10, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

In an effort to reduce the backlog of unexamined patent applications, the United States Patent and Trademark Office created a controversial new set of rules for patent applicants. In Tafas v. Dudas, a Federal District Court judge issued a permanent injunction against the rules, finding their enactment to be outside the Patent Office’s authority. On

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Michael Neuerburg, Article, Testing the Limits of Procedural Rulemaking: How the Federal Circuit Can Use Tafas v. Dudas to Clarify the Authority of the Patent Office, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 203 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/08_10NCJLTech2032008-2009.pdf.

Tag! Now You’re Really “It” What Photographs on Social Networking Sites Mean for the Fourth Amendment

Volume 10, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

Now that mobile technological devices like camera phones pervade our world, allowing people to capture images and scenes in places and at times never before possible, serious privacy concerns inevitably arise. The fact that users of social networking sites, which are growing rapidly in popularity, frequently and commonly propagate these easily captured images, as well

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Dan Findlay, Article, Tag! Now You’re Really “It” What Photographs on Social Networking Sites Mean for the Fourth Amendment, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 171 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/07_10NCJLTech1712008-2009.pdf.

RS-DVR Slides Past Its First Obstacle and Gets the Pass For Full Implementation

Volume 10, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

Digital video recording has become an indispensable household item. The advent of the remote storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) allows consumers to expand digital recording capability without the need for a stand-alone DVR box. This new technology raises interesting legal questions regarding copyright infringement including: liability resulting from the need for buffer copies in digital

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Megan Cavender, Article, RS-DVR Slides Past Its First Obstacle and Gets the Pass For Full Implementation, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 145 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/06_10NCJLTech1452008-2009.pdf.

The Misinterpretation of the Patent Exhaustion Doctrine and the Transgenic Seed Industry in Light of Quanta v. LG Electronics

Volume 10, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

The Supreme Court’s recent interpretation of the patent exhaustion doctrine mandates that the transgenic seed industry use contract law instead of patent law to enforce post-sale restrictions. Prior to Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., the federal district courts and the Federal Circuit held that patent exhaustion was not triggered if a sale was

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Tod Leaven, Recent Development, The Misinterpretation of the Patent Exhaustion Doctrine and the Transgenic Seed Industry in Light of Quanta v. LG Electronics, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 119 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/05_10NCJLTech1192008-2009.pdf.

Preserving Competition in Multi-Sided Innovative Markets: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Google?

Volume 10, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

The unique characteristics of the search advertising industry encourage the development of anticompetitive monopoly power, facilitating the rise and dominance of companies like Google. First, the search advertising industry is subject to multi-sided network effects that create a positive feedback loop. An increase in the number of customers on one side of the market attracts

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Kristine Laudadio Devine, Preserving Competition in Multi-Sided Innovative Markets: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Google?, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 59 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/04_10NCJLTech592008-2009.pdf.

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