Ronald Mann Contributor

Ronald Mann is a professor of law at Columbia, where he teaches courses in commercial finance and electronic commerce. 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 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 banking and intellectual property.

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06.04.14 Opinion analysis: Justices reject Federal Circuit sanctions on two-party infringement
06.03.14 Opinion analysis: Justices take blue pencil to Federal Circuit opinions on definiteness
05.19.14 Opinion analysis: Justices take a lenient view on late copyright suits
05.05.14 Opinion analysis: Justices have little sympathy for mortgage fraudster
05.01.14 Argument review: Justices frustrated with posture of case on joint infringement
04.29.14 Argument recap: Justices seem to coalesce around “skilled artisan” standard for definiteness of patents
04.29.14 Opinion recap: Justices want Federal Circuit out of loop on fee disputes in patent cases
04.28.14 Argument preview: Ending the Term not with a bang, but a whimper
04.22.14 Argument analysis: Justices skeptical of Coke’s right to “cheat consumers”
04.17.14 Argument preview: Justices to wade into morass about “indefinite” claims in patents
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