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April 11th, 2023
In this Commentary, we show that blockchain may supplement antitrust law, especially in situations where the rule of law does not fully apply. Against this background, we detail what needs to be done for blockchain and antitrust to achieve greater decentralization, together, from both a technical and legal standpoint.
March 1st, 2023
Popular discourse, when not lumping all cryptoassets together as a homogeneous asset class, has trended towards categorizing blockchain tokens into broad and ill-defined categories. We see this with discussion regarding whether one token or another is fungible versus non-fungible, a security versus e-currency, or where tokens are grouped with vastly ...
July 11th, 2022
I. INTRODUCTION Automated decision-making plays an increasingly larger role in policing. Traditional methods of police investigation have been augmented by tools like facial recognition, predictive analytics, license plate readers, and robotics. These tools allow the police to sift through large amounts of information at a scale and speed not practicable ...
February 8th, 2022
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CommentariesCopyright Small Claims
November 28th, 2017
On October 4, 2017, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Tom Marino (R-PA) and four co-sponsors introduced a bill, H.R. 3945, the Copyright Alternatives in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act of 2017, to establish a small copyright claims tribunal within the U.S. Copyright Office. The 2017 CASE Act comes on the heels of two ...
May 9th, 2016
Peter S. Menell Koret Professor of Law and Director Berkeley Center for Law & Technology University of California at Berkeley School of Law I submit these comments in response to the PTO’s Request for Comments on Enhancing Patent Quality (80 FR 6475 (Feb. 5, 2015)). These comments represent my own ...
March 31st, 2016
Proposal 1 Under Pillar 1: OPQA Review Richard B. Almon Use PTO’s Critics to Enhance Patent Quality Donald L. Champagne Opening the Prosecution History’s Black Box Bernard Chao Adding to PLUS: The Promise of Automated Pre-Examination Search Andrew Chin Common Knowledge and Non-Patent Literature in the Internet Age Jorge L. ...
March 12th, 2016
May 5, 2015 Commissioner for Patents of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Attn: Michael Cygan Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 via email: Re: Comments in response to USPTO’s Request ...