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Practice Makes Perfect? An Empirical Study Of Claim Construction Reversal Rates In Patent Cases, David L. Schwartz Nov 2008

Practice Makes Perfect? An Empirical Study Of Claim Construction Reversal Rates In Patent Cases, David L. Schwartz

Michigan Law Review

This Article examines whether U.S. district court judges improve their skills at patent claim construction with experience, including the experience of having their own cases reviewed by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In theory, higher courts teach doctrine to lower courts via judicial decisions, and lower courts learn from these decisions. This Article tests the teaching-and-learning premise on the issue of claim construction in the realities of patent litigation. While others have shown that the Federal Circuit reverses a large percentage of lower court claim constructions, no one has analyzed whether judges with more claim construction ...


What Will Diversity On The Bench Mean For Justice?, Theresa M. Beiner Jan 1999

What Will Diversity On The Bench Mean For Justice?, Theresa M. Beiner

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law

This article is aimed at the general question: whether having a woman judge would make a difference in sexual harassment cases. This article is aimed at this general question, the response to which has been elusive: Does the race, gender, or other background characteristics of a judge make a difference in the outcome of cases? The effects of diversity on the bench are just becoming measurable. Many legal scholars have assumed diversity will make a difference. While this conclusion may seem commonsensical, it is important to be able to support such assertions with actual data. The supposition has been that ...


Wade H. Mccree, Jr.: A Compassionate And Great Judge, Horace W. Gilmore Nov 1987

Wade H. Mccree, Jr.: A Compassionate And Great Judge, Horace W. Gilmore

Michigan Law Review

A Tribute to Wade H. McCree, Jr.


Wade H. Mccree, Jr.: Born To Be A Judge, Pierce Lively Nov 1987

Wade H. Mccree, Jr.: Born To Be A Judge, Pierce Lively

Michigan Law Review

A Tribute to Wade H. McCree, Jr.


A Tribute To Wade Mccree, Allan F. Smith Nov 1987

A Tribute To Wade Mccree, Allan F. Smith

Michigan Law Review

A Tribute to Wade H. McCree, Jr.


Wade Mccree's Michigan Legacy, G. Mennen Williams Nov 1987

Wade Mccree's Michigan Legacy, G. Mennen Williams

Michigan Law Review

A Tribute to Wade H. McCree, Jr.


Wade H. Mccree, Jr., Sara Sun Beale Nov 1987

Wade H. Mccree, Jr., Sara Sun Beale

Michigan Law Review

A Tribute to Wade H. McCree, Jr.


The Quintessential Public Servant, Otis M. Smith Nov 1987

The Quintessential Public Servant, Otis M. Smith

Michigan Law Review

A Tribute to Wade H. McCree, Jr.