Volume 19, Issue 2 - Fall 2015

  • Matthew Whitten

    The impact of modern technology cannot be overstated; it has quickly impacted the lives of most Americans in a relatively short amount of time. In 2012, 78% of Americans reported owning a desktop or laptop computer. In 2014, 64% of Americans stated that they owned a smartphone. Of those surveyed, 44% of cell owners admitted […]

    Volume 19, Issue 1 - Spring 2015

  • David Shelton

    Consent decrees are a power tool in the box of American antitrust regulators. The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division finalized its first consent decree in 1906, and from the 1950s until the present, between 87% and 97% of the Antitrust Division’s cases have been resolved by consent decree. As the economy has developed to incorporate […]

  • Jonathan Statman

    Congress enacted patent reexamination statutes in 1980 granting the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) the power to review the validity of previously issued patents. Congress hoped to strengthen the presumption of validity for patents by granting the PTO a second opportunity to expunge erroneously issued patents. Additionally, Congress hoped that reexamination would provide […]