Supreme Court and Patents: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v Sandoz, Inc. Intellectual Property Practice Group Courthouse Steps Teleforum January 30, 01:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
On January 20. 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. The question in the case was the level of deference the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit must give to a trial court’s interpretation of patent claims.
In an opinion delivered by Justice Breyer, the Court altered the long-standing practice of the Federal Circuit to review patent claim constructions de novo, holding that a trial court’s resolution of “subsidiary factual matters” made while interpreting patent claims must be reviewed for clear error. The ultimate interpretation of the claim terms, however, remains subject to de novo review.
- Prof. Kristen Osenga, University of Richmond School of Law
Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused the World’s Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Teleforum February 09, 01:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
The 2008 financial crisis—like the Great Depression—was a world-historical event. What caused it will be debated for years, if not generations. The conventional narrative is that the financial crisis was caused by Wall Street’s actions and insufficient regulation of the financial system. That narrative produced the Dodd-Frank Act, the most comprehensive financial-system regulation since the New Deal. A competing narrative about what caused the financial crisis has received little attention -- many contend that the crisis was caused not by bad actors on Wall Street, but by government housing policies. Peter Wallison marshals evidence in support of this view in his recently-released book, Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused the World’s Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again.
- Hon. Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
- Prof. Todd J. Zywicki , Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law