Ryan Whalen

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law

Associate Professor

Pokfulam Road

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

China

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (21)

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A Network Theory of Patentability

University of Chicago Law Review, Volume 87, No. 1, (2020), Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 19-02, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 19-06, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2019/005
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 06 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 05 May 2020
Laura G. Pedraza-Fariña and Ryan Whalen
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
Downloads 388 (112,790)
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innovation networks, innovation models, networks, breakthrough innovation, obviousness, nonobviousness, KSR v. Teleflex, algorithmic justice, algorithmic bias

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Constitutional Amendment Versus Constitutional Replacement: An Empirical Comparison

Routledge Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Change (Xenophon Contiades & Alkmene Fotiadou eds., 2020 Forthcoming), University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2020/016
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 08 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2020
David S. Law and Ryan Whalen
University of Virginia School of Law and The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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constitutions, constitutional amendment, constitutional replacement, empirical, topic model, natural language processing, latent semantic analysis, automated content analysis, constitutional change, constitution-making, constitutional evolution, punctuated equilibrium

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Legal Networks: The Promises and Challenges of Legal Network Analysis

Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2016, No. 539, 2016
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 17 Jul 2017
Ryan Whalen
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
Downloads 185 (236,653)
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Network Analysis, Legal Networks, Empirical Legal Research

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The Emergence of Computational Legal Studies: An Introduction

Computational Legal Studies: The Promise and Challenge of Data Driven Research, R. Whalen (ed.) Edward Elgar, 2020., University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2020/007
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2020
Ryan Whalen
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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computational legal studies, empirical legal studies, data driven legal research

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Defining Legal Technology and Its Implications

Ryan Whalen, Defining Legal Technology and Its Implications, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, 2022, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2022/17
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Apr 2022
Ryan Whalen
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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Legal Technology, Technological Affordances, Law and Artificial Intelligence

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Patent Similarity Data and Innovation Metrics

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2020
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Aug 2020
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law, Northwestern University - School of Communication, Northwestern University - School of Communication and Northwestern University - McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
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Patent, Doc2Vec, Patent Similarity, Patent Distance

Patent Similarity Data and Innovation Metrics

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 615-639, 2020
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2020
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law, Northwestern University - School of Communication, Northwestern University - School of Communication and Northwestern University - McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
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Law School Productivity & Impact–Evidence from the Legal Scholarship Network

University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2017/034
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 16 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2017
Ryan Whalen
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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research impact, research productivity, law school, legal academia

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The Ghost in the Patent System: An Empirical Study of Patent Law’s Elusive 'Ordinary Artisan'

Iowa Law Review, Forthcoming, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 22-08, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2022/16
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 31 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2022
Laura G. Pedraza-Fariña and Ryan Whalen
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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PHOSITA, POSITA, Ordinary Skill in the Art, Skilled Artisan, Skilled Person

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Complex Innovation and the Patent Office

17 Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property 226, 2018
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2018
Ryan Whalen
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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intellectual property, patents, technological complexity

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Innovating under Uncertainty: The Patent-Eligibility of Artificial Intelligence after Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International

The Law and Economics of Privacy, Personal Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Incomplete Monitoring Research in Law and Economics, Volume 30, 59–81 (2022), University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2022-24
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 May 2022
Ryan Whalen and Raphael Zingg
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law and Waseda University
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Patent Law, Artificial Intelligence, Patentable Subject Matter

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Measuring Brand Congestion in Bordeaux Wine: Too Many Towers, Hills, and Crosses?

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2021
Duke University School of Law, University of Chicago - Law School and The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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trademark, branding, clutter, competition, alcohol, beverage, france, linguistic, empirical, intellectual property

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Common Law Evolution and Judicial Impact in the Age of Information

9 Elon Law Review 1
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 17 Jul 2017
Ryan Whalen, Brian Uzzi and Satyam Mukherjee
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Shiv Nadar University
Downloads 69 (471,320)
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Empirical Legal Studies, Legal Networks, Judicial Impact

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Judicial Gobbledygook: The Readability of Supreme Court Writing

Yale Law Journal Forum (2015)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 Jul 2017
Ryan Whalen
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
Downloads 48 (558,362)
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Judicial Behavior, Legal Writing, Empirical Legal Research

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Boundary Spanning Innovation and the Patent System: Interdisciplinary Challenges for a Specialized Examination System

Research Policy, Forthcoming, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2018/024
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 May 2018 Last Revised: 29 May 2018
Ryan Whalen
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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Patents, Intellectual Property, Citation Analysis, Boundary Spanning, Patent Examination, Innovation Policy

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Semantically-Based Patent Thicket Identification

Research Policy, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2020, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2020/009
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 06 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2020
University of Essex - Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) - Collegium of World Economy, affiliation not provided to SSRN, The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law and University of Essex - Department of Economics
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Patent Thicket, Intellectual Property, Semantic Distance, Latent Semantic Analysis, Natural Language Processing, Complexity

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The Bayh–Dole Act & Public Rights in Federally Funded Inventions: Will the Agencies Ever Go Marching in?

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 109, No. 4, 2015
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 17 Jul 2017
Ryan Whalen
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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Patents, Technology Transfer, Bayh Dole Act

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Bad Law Before it Goes Bad: Citation Networks and the Life Cycle of Overruled Supreme Court Precedent

Network Analysis in Law, Radboud Winkels ed., ESI Law, Science & Technology Series (2013)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2020
Ryan Whalen
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
Downloads 37 (616,462)
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citation networks, precedent networks, legal precedent, stare decisis, judicial behavior

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Collaboration and Impact in Legal Academia

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 09 Aug 2018
Ryan Whalen
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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Legal Research, Collaboration, Research Impact

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Second Order Obviousness: How Information and Communication Technologies Make Inventions More Obvious and Why the Law Should Care

97 Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society 597 (2015)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 17 Jul 2017
Ryan Whalen
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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Patents, Obvoiusness, Non-Obviousness, Law and Technology

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Priority Queuing on the Docket: Universality of Judicial Dispute Resolution Timing

Mukherjee, S., & Whalen, R. (2018). Priority Queuing on the Docket: Universality of Judicial Dispute Resolution Timing. Frontiers in Physics, 6. doi:10.3389/fphy.2018.00001, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2018/011
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 31 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2018
Satyam Mukherjee and Ryan Whalen
Shiv Nadar University and The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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judicial priority queuing, legal complex systems, empirical legal studies, judicial behavior, law as a natural phenomenon

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Research Funding's 'Endorsement Effect' on Scientific Boundary Work and Research Production: Government Legitimization of Alternative Medicine

Science and Public Policy, Forthcoming , University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2018/023
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 May 2018 Last Revised: 29 May 2018
Ryan Whalen
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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Innovation Policy, Research Funding, Policy Evaluation, Patent Policy, Endorsement Effect, Alternative Medicine

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 9
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Judicial Citations & Common Law Evolution: A Chronometric Analysis of High Court Citations

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 11 Jul 2015
Ryan Whalen, Satyam Mukherjee and Brian Uzzi
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law, Shiv Nadar University and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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Legal Evolution, Judicial Behavior, Citation Analysis, Computational Legal Studies