Volume 20

    Volume 20, Issue 2 - Fall 2016

  • Defending Breakthrough Innovation: The History and Future of State Patent Law

    Max Stul Oppenheimer

    Congress, while enacting at least six major revisions to patent law since 1793, has left the definition of patentable subject matter essentially unchanged. The Supreme Court, on the other hand, has been uncomfortable with the concept for more than a century. Despite this long-standing discomfort, it has struggled to advance a theoretical basis for its […]

  • Volume 20, Issue 1 - Spring 2016

  • The Price of Privacy: How Access to Digital Privacy Is Slowly Becoming Divided by Class

    Michael Rosenberg

    The Fourth Amendment’s Third Party Doctrine has recently been extended to cover a person’s interest in their digital information. This has allowed more data to become accessible to government agencies than ever before. Under this doctrine, as soon as digital information is provided to a third party (such as Google or Facebook), it is no […]

  • Copyright to the Rescue: Should Copyright Protect Privacy?

    Deidré A. Keller

    In the summer of 2015 amidst the beginnings of the 2016 presidential campaign, historic Supreme Court decisions, and regular reports of protests, some might have missed the copyright angle to the Ashley Madison story. In fact, many may have missed the Ashley Madison story altogether. It is worth retelling, in brief, because it highlights the […]