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Predictability And Nonobviousness In Patent Law After Ksr, Christopher A. Cotropia Jan 2014

Predictability And Nonobviousness In Patent Law After Ksr, Christopher A. Cotropia

Law Faculty Publications

In KSR International Co. v. Teleflex, Inc., the Supreme Court addressed the doctrine of nonobviousness, the ultimate question of patentability, for the first time in thirty years. In mandating a flexible approach to deciding nonobviousness, the KSR opinion introduced two predictability standards for determining nonobviousness. The Court described predictability of use (hereinafter termed "Type I predictability" )-whether the inventor used the prior art in a predictable manner to create the invention-and predictability of the result (hereinafter termed "Type II predictability")-whether the invention produced a predictable result-both as a means for proving obviousness. Although Type I predictability is easily explained ...


Construction Vs. Development: Polarizing Models Of Human Gestation, Richard Stith Jan 2014

Construction Vs. Development: Polarizing Models Of Human Gestation, Richard Stith

Law Faculty Publications

This essay argues that the polarization of our public debate over embryo-destructive research may be due, to a large extent, not to different valuations of individual human life but to different conceptions of the process of gestation, with one group treating the process as a making or construction and the other treating it as a development. These two incompatible models of reproduction are shown to explain the various positions commonly encountered in this debate over the treatment of embryos, and to a significant degree those encountered in the debate over abortion as well. Finally, the historical, theoretical, and intuitive strengths ...


Construccion Vs. Desarrollo: La Raiz De Nuestros Malentendidos Sobre El Principio De La Vida, Richard Stith Jan 2008

Construccion Vs. Desarrollo: La Raiz De Nuestros Malentendidos Sobre El Principio De La Vida, Richard Stith

Law Faculty Publications

Este ensayo argumenta que el fracaso de nuestros debates públicos sobre el aborto y la investigación destructora de embriones se debe, en gran parte, no a distintas valoraciones de la vida humana individual sino a distintas concepciones e intuiciones acerca del proceso de gestación. Un grupo lo trata como un proceso de construcción y el otro como un proceso de desarrollo. Se muestra que estos dos incompatibles modelos de reproducción explican las distintas posturas que por lo general se encuentran en los debates sobre la vida. Por último, se examinan las ventajas históricas, teóricas, e intuitivas de cada modelo.

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Mediation And The Transformation Of American Labor Unions, Ann C. Hodges Apr 2004

Mediation And The Transformation Of American Labor Unions, Ann C. Hodges

Law Faculty Publications

First, the Article analyzes in more detail the changes in the workplace that have led to various proposals for reform. Then the Article looks at the potential for mediation of claims that do not arise out of the collective bargaining agreement, analyzing the possible benefits from the point of view of employers, employees and unions. Next, some of the issues and obstacles to mediation are reviewed. Ultimately the Article concludes that the benefits of mediation outweigh the disadvantages and that in most collective bargaining relationships the obstacles should not prevent either negotiation of such provisions or their successful use for ...