Volume 14, Issue 1

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In Re K-Dur Antitrust Litigation: Pharmaceutical Reverse Payment Settlements Go Beyond the “Scope of the Patent”

Reverse payment settlements occur in patent infringement suits by innovative drug manufacturers against potential generic manufacturers under the Hatch-Waxman Act, where the innovator pays the generic and the latter agrees to delay market entry. Three circuit courts have endorsed such settlements under the “scope of the patent” (“SOP”) test. In In re K-Dur Antitrust Litigation,

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Seiko F. Okada, In Re K-Dur Antitrust Litigation: Pharmaceutical Reverse Payment Settlements Go Beyond the “Scope of the Patent”, 14 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 303 (2012), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/15_Okada_Final.pdf.

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Revisiting the “Anonymous Speaker Privilege”

 Over the past few years federal and many state courts have generally adopted a new discovery privilege. This privilege protects against the disclosure of the identity of a “John Doe” defendant whose anonymous online speech has given rise to a claim of defamation, copyright infringement, or other civil wrongdoing. The privilege can be overcome, but

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Marian K. Riedy & Kim Sperduto, Revisiting the “Anonymous Speaker Privilege”, 14 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 249 (2012), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/14_Riedy_Final.pdf

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The Promise of Trailing-Edge Sentencing Guidelines

Until the mid-1980’s, federal judges had broad discretion in sentencing defendants. However, this created disparities in sentencing from one judge to another, and this in turn created a desire for much greater uniformity. The drive for uniformity resulted in a number of strict legislative measures, including mandatory minimum sentences and mandatory sentencing guidelines. Over time,

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Mark Osler, The Promise of Trailing-Edge Sentencing Guidelines, 14 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 203 (2012), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/13_Osler_Final.pdf.

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The Public Display of Digital Library Collections

This Article evaluates the scope of the public display right in the context of digital library collections, and suggests an interpretation of the right that tries to make sense of the practical concerns that its drafters expressed when creating it. In short, the Article focuses on the sometimes-forgotten but important fact that the unauthorized display

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David R. Hansen, The Public Display of Digital Library Collections, 14 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 145 (2012), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/12_Hansen_Final.pdf.

AIA Post-Grant Review & European Oppositions: Will They Work in Tandem, or Rather Pass Like Ships in the Night?

Perhaps the new post-grant review proceeding in the United States was conceived in the likeness of a European opposition, but as it moved from conception to reality, a unique American administrative proceeding was created that does not bear much resemblance to its European inspiration. This Article describes features of both post-grant review and European oppositions

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Filip De Corte, Anthony C. Tridico, Tom Irving, Stacy D. Lewis & Christina N. Gervasi, AIA Post-Grant Review & European Oppositions: Will They Work in Tandem, or Rather Pass Like Ships in the Night?, 14 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 93 (2012), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/11_De-Corte_Final.pdf.

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Law, Dissonance, and Remote Computer Searches

This Article examines the conflict—the dissonance—that arises when law enforcement officers from one jurisdiction remotely search a computer that is physically located in another jurisdiction. It reviews the current status of remote computer searches in Europe, noting that such searches are legal under United Kingdom law but are, for most purposes, outlawed by German law.

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Susan W. Brenner, Law, Dissonance, and Remote Computer Searches, 14 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 43 (2012), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/10_Brenner_Final.pdf.

We All Know It’s a Knock-off! Re-evaluating the Need for the Post-sale Confusion Doctrine in Trademark Law

Counterfeit luxury goods have become an undeniable part of the global economy. It is estimated that these goods account for roughly seven percent of the global marketplace. With the emergence of the counterfeit market, consumers have become sophisticated shoppers who are knowledgeable and educated about their brand preferences as well as the availability of counterfeits,

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Connie Davis Powell, We All Know It's a Knock-off! Re-evaluating the Need for the Post-sale Confusion Doctrine in Trademark Law, 14 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 1 (2012), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/9_Powell_Final.pdf.

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