Once an academic, always an academic. After receiving a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University, I returned to my alma mater, the University of Michigan, for law school. Despite a fascinating turn counseling biotechnology companies on patent and drug life-cycle matters, the siren song of scholarship proved too strong.
I am currently the John F. Witherspoon Legal Fellow in the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University.
This blog will be my outlet for short comments on all things patent related. Section 101 patent eligibility is, of course, a hot topic and hence, the name of this blog. But I will use this blog for far more, and may even through in the occasional non-patent IP matter or sports hot take.
Although the blog will be written for those who know something about patent matters, I hope others find it useful and interesting as well. To that end, I am including a short glossary of terms and concepts that I’ll use frequently, but might not be obvious to those who don’t spend their time around patent law.
Lastly, a necessary disclaimer. My comments are academic only. When I comment on specific patents, cases, or anything else that might fall within professional judgment as a licensed practitioner, I do so only as an academic scholar providing scholarly commentary. Any analysis is not legal advice, legal opinion, or in any other way reflective of judgment applied as a licensed practicing professional. Any analysis is not intended to create and does not create any professional relationships, including attorney/client or agent/client. I am a legal fellow in an academic center, and this blog exists solely for that purpose.