Ronald Mann Contributor

Ronald Mann is a professor of law at Columbia, where he teaches courses in commercial finance, payment systems, and deals. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1985, and after clerking on the Ninth Circuit (Judge Sneed) and the Supreme Court (Justice Powell), he worked in the Solicitor General’s office under Kenneth Starr and Drew Days. He has written extensively about secured credit, credit cards and other electronic payments systems, the role of patents in financing innovation, and related topics. He will cover the Court’s cases in the areas of commercial law and intellectual property.

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03.30.17 Opinion analysis: Justices offer minimalist decision on New York credit-card surcharge statute
03.29.17 Argument analysis: Justices hear horror stories about venue for patent litigation
03.28.17 Argument analysis: Justices hesitant about extending ERISA to church-affiliated pension plans
03.22.17 Opinion analysis: Court uses cheerleader uniform case to validate broad copyright in industrial designs
03.21.17 Argument analysis: Justices skeptical of categorical “exhaustion” of patent rights
03.21.17 Argument analysis: Justices dubious about free review of decisions denying class certification
03.21.17 Opinion analysis: Justices reject application of laches in patent cases
03.20.17 Argument preview: Justices to consider venue for patent litigation
03.20.17 Argument preview: Justices to consider application of ERISA to church-affiliated pension plans
03.14.17 Argument preview: Justices finally to hear long-granted case on appellate review of decisions denying class certification
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