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Symposium: The Disclosure Function of the Patent System

In November 2015, the Vanderbilt Law Review hosted a Symposium entitled “The Disclosure Function of the Patent System.” This event brought together distinguished patent and intellectual property scholars to explore the ways that the patent system encourages the dissemination of technical knowledge. The twelve articles authored from this Symposium provide thoughtful reflections on this important function of the patent system and are published here as the November 2016 issue of the Vanderbilt Law Review.

Introduction

PDF · Sean B. Seymore · Nov-28-2016 · 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1455 (2016)


Patent Disclosures and Time

PDF · Timothy R. Holbrook · Nov-28-2016 · 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1459 (2016)


Legal Fictions and the Role of Information in Patent Law

PDF · Craig Allen Nard · Nov-28-2016 · 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1517 (2016)


Physicalism and Patent Theory

PDF · Christopher A. Cotropia · Nov-28-2016 · 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1543 (2016)


Nontechnical Disclosure

PDF · J. Jonas Anderson · Nov-28-2016 · 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1573 (2016)


Patent Silences

PDF · Dan L. Burk · Nov-28-2016 · 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1603 (2016)


Disclosing Designs

PDF · Jason Du Mont & Mark D. Janis · Nov-28-2016 · 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1631 (2016)


The Doctrinal Structure of Patent Law’s Enablement Requirement

PDF · Jason Rantanen · Nov-28-2016 · 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1679 (2016)


Dynamic Patent Disclosure

PDF · Jeanne C. Fromer · Nov-28-2016 · 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1715 (2016)


Photocopies, Patents, and Knowledge Transfer: “The Uneasy Case” of Justice Breyer’s Patentable Subject Matter Jurisprudence

PDF · Dmitry Karshtedt · Nov-28-2016 · 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1739 (2016)


The Structural Implications of Inventors’ Disclosure Obligations

PDF · Kevin Emerson Collins · Nov-28-2016 · 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1785 (2016)


Pierson, Peer Review, and Patent Law

PDF · Lisa Larrimore Ouellette · Nov-28-2016 · 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1825 (2016)


Contextualizing Patent Disclosure

PDF · Colleen V. Chien · Nov-28-2016 · 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1849 (2016)