John Marshall’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy is hosting Minnesota Law Professor Thomas Cotter to discuss topics from his book Patent Wars on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 beginning at 1:15. Cotter’s talk promises to focus upon the unknown impact of the patent monopoly on innovation and key issues in current patent debates. Here is part of John Marshall’s description of the event:

In Patent Wars, Professor Thomas F. Cotter, one of America’s leading patent law scholars, offers an accessible, lively, and up-to-date examination of the current state of patent law, showing how patents affect everything from the food we eat to the cars we drive to the devices that entertain and inform us. Beginning with a general overview of patent law and litigation, the talk addresses such issues as the patentability of genes, medical procedures, software, and business methods; the impact of drug patents and international treaties on the price of health care; trolls; and the smartphone wars. Taking into account both the benefits and costs that patents impose on society, Cotter highlights the key issues in current debates and explores what still remains unknown about the effect of patents on innovation.

John Marshall is offering 1.5 hours of CLE credit. Register here.