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Cat, Cause, And Kant, Richard J. Peltz-Steele Jan 2013

Cat, Cause, And Kant, Richard J. Peltz-Steele

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These are precarious times in which to launch a new law school and a new law review. Yet here we are. The University of Massachusetts is now in its first year of operation with provisional ABA accreditation. This text is a foreword to the first general-interest issue of the University of Massachusetts Law Review. Now marks an appropriate time to take stock of what these institutions mean to accomplish in our unsettled legal world.


Is It Time For A Rule 11 For The Patent Bar?, Ralph D. Clifford Jan 2013

Is It Time For A Rule 11 For The Patent Bar?, Ralph D. Clifford

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The failure to require the patent bar to be completely candid in its dealings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) is one of the reasons behind the patent quality problem in the United States. Although PTO regulations impose a duty of candor on both the patent applicant and his or he attorney, this duty of disclosure is limited to matters already known by the parties. The regulations impose no duty to become educated about the technology that underlies a claimed invention. Indeed, there are rational reasons why a patent applicant might seek an uneducated attorney and order ...