In this issue, a variety of scholarship and insight is presented by both academic scholars and practitioners from across the world. Horacio Gutiérrez of Microsoft discusses the evolution of industrial design protection in consideration of virtual and technological advancements in an essay. Blake Hartz of Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP presents an examination of the dissenting opinions penned by Judge Newman of the Federal Circuit. Andrew T. Langford, Maurer School of Law Class of 2013, describes parallels between contract interpretation and claim construction in the Federal Circuit. Xinbo Li, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Law School Class of 2011, LLM, presents a discussion on protection of fashion design in the intellectual property realm. Ling Jin and Yihong Ying of Rouse’s China Technology Group discuss the limitations of graphic user interface protection in China.
In this issue, scholars and practitioners from across the world present on a variety of issues, including trademark law, design protection, and open-source licensing. Dr. Vikrant Vasudeva discusses open-source software licensing and intellectual property rights. Irina Pak of the BPP Law School in the U.K. presents an essay on the evolution of European trademark rights. Professor Estelle Derclaye of the University of Nottingham, U.K., discusses design rights decisions and the future of design rights in the U.K. Professor Alexandra Roberts of the University of New Hampshire in Concord examines the effect of trademark law on the name change of educational institutions. Professor Sarah Burstein of the University of Oklahoma College of Law examines copyright protection of designs. Professor Jason Rantanen of the University of Iowa College of Law presents a discussion on inequitable conduct in patent suits. Camilla Hrdy of Berkeley Law considers in discussion state patent regimes as an alternative for inventors who disagree with the current patent system in the United States. Dean Timothy Holbrook of Emory University School of Law examines the interest of the Supreme Court in patent law.