Recent Faculty Scholarship
Following is a sample of scholarship recently produced by members of the College of Law's faculty. Readers may follow the link provided within each posting to download a copy of the entire paper. For a more complete list of faculty scholarship, please visit the Faculty Bibliography. For access to all Iowa Law faculty scholarship that has been posted on the Social Science Research Network, please click here.
Toward a System of Invention Registration: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
The recently enacted Leahy-Smith America Invents Act represents the most significant legislative event affecting patent law and practice in more than half a century. In addressing the AIA, scholars and policymakers have focused with an almost laser-like exclusivity on the AIA’s imposition of a first-to-file or first-to-publicly-disclose system, which replaces an over 200-year-old first-to-invent tradition. Professor Rantanen and his co-author argue that this myopia overlooks a part of the AIA that could hold substantially greater potential to jeopardize American innovation, job creation, and economic competitiveness: the imposition of a mechanism for supplemental examination. To read the paper, click here and then press the “one-click download” button.Posted on January 4, 2012