Christopher Anthony Cotropia

University of Richmond - School of Law

Professor of Law

28 Westhampton Way

Richmond, VA 23173

United States

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

Unpacking Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs)

99 Minnesota Law Review 649 (2014), Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS 14-20, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 14-17, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-49
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 07 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2014
Christopher Anthony Cotropia, Jay P. Kesan and David L. Schwartz
University of Richmond - School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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patents, patent litigation, non-practicing entity, NPE, patent assertion entity, PAE, patent monetization entity, PME, patent troll, American Invents Act, joinder, patent holding company, empirical

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The Unreasonableness of the Patent Office's 'Broadest Reasonable Interpretation' Standard

American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2009
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2009
Dawn-Marie Bey and Christopher Anthony Cotropia
Bey & Cotropia PLLC and University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 1,759 (8,247)

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patent, PTO, USPTO, patent office, claim interpretation, claim construction

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Do Applicant Patent Citations Matter?

7th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1656568, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 401
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2015
Christopher Anthony Cotropia, Mark A. Lemley and Bhaven N. Sampat
University of Richmond - School of Law, Stanford Law School and Columbia University - Mailman School of Public Health
Downloads 1,487 (10,834)
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Patent, Intellectual Property, Examiner, Inequitable Conduct, Presumption of Validity, Empirical, Prior Art, Patent Prosecution

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Copying in Patent Law

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 87, p. 1421, 2009, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1270160
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 19 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2011
Christopher Anthony Cotropia and Mark A. Lemley
University of Richmond - School of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 888 (23,846)
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Patent Claim Interpretation Methodologies and Their Claim Scope Paradigms

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 47, October 2005, Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 05-05
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 09 Nov 2005
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 469 (55,295)
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patent, claim, claim interpretation, patent scope, patent theory, interpretation

Patent Claim Interpretation Methodologies and Their Claim Scope Paradigms

Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 05-05
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 14 Mar 2005
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 295 (95,589)
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patent, claim, claim interpretation, patent scope, patent theory, interpretation

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Compulsory Licensing Under TRIPS and the Supreme Court of the United States' Decision in eBay v. MercExchange

PATENT LAW: A HANDBOOK OF CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH, Toshiko Takenaka & Rainer Moufang, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing Co., 2008
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2014
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 684 (34,296)
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TRIPS, patents, injunctions, international law, remedies, eBay, intellectual property, compulsory licensing

Who Benefits from Repealing Tampon Taxes? Empirical Evidence from New Jersey

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2018
Christopher Anthony Cotropia and Kyle Rozema
University of Richmond - School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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Tampon Taxes, Tax Incidence

Who Benefits from Repealing Tampon Taxes? Empirical Evidence from New Jersey

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 620-647, 2018
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Aug 2018
Christopher Anthony Cotropia and Kyle Rozema
University of Richmond - School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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Patent Applications and the Performance of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Federal Circuit Bar Journal, Vol. 23 (2013), Richmond School of Law Intellectual Property Institute Research Paper No. 2013-01
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2014
Christopher Anthony Cotropia, Cecil D. Quillen, Jr. and Ogden H. Webster
University of Richmond - School of Law, University of Richmond School of Law and Independent
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patent, USPTO, application, continuation, RCE, backlog, United States Patent and Trademark Office

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Counterclaims, the Well-Pleaded Complaint, and Federal Jurisdiction

Hofstra Law Review, Fall 2004, Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 04-03
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2009
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
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Jurisdiction, Federal Jurisdiction, Counterclaims, Arising Under, Well-Pleaded Complaint, Holmes, Litigation

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Patent Claim Interpretation and Information Costs

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 9, 2005, Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 04-08
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Oct 2004 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2009
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 320 (87,818)
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Patent, Claim, Claim Interpretation, Claim Construction, Information Costs, Specification, Methodology

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Nonobviousness and the Federal Circuit: An Empirical Analysis of Recent Case Law

Notre Dame Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 29 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2009
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 317 (88,759)
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patents, obvious, nonobvious, obviousness, nonobviousness, federal circuit

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Copyright's Topography: An Empirical Study of Copyright Litigation

Texas Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 7 (2014)
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 25 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2014
Christopher Anthony Cotropia and James Gibson
University of Richmond - School of Law and University of Richmond School of Law
Downloads 309 (91,275)

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copyright, litigation, intellectual property, infringement, dockets, empirical, statistics, courts

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Modernizing Patent Law's Inequitable Conduct Doctrine

Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 2009
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 01 Jun 2008
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 307 (91,928)
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inequitable conduct, patent law, patent reform, patent quality, over compensation, USPTO, Patent Office

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Patent Law Viewed Through an Evidentiary Lens: The 'Suggestion Test' as a Rule of Evidence

Brigham Young University Law Review, Vol. 2006, No. 6, 2006, Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 06-03
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 29 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2009
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 293 (96,800)
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patents, evidence, nonobviousness, obviousness, suggestion test

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After-Arising Technologies and Tailoring Patent Scope

NYU Annual Survey of American Law, Vol. 61, 2005, Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 04-10
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 09 Nov 2004 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2009
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 269 (105,961)
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Patents, claims, claim scope, equivalents, doctrine of equivalents, after-arising technologies, later developed technology, tailoring, invention, innovation, technology

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Is Patent Claim Interpretation Review Deference or Correction Driven?

Brigham Young University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 May 2013 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2014
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 266 (107,287)

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Patent, Claim Construction, Claim Interpretation, Federal Circuit, Appellate Review, Patent Scope, Patent Breadth, Deference

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Describing Patents as Real Options

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 34, p. 1127, 2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2014
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 255 (112,079)

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patents, real options

18.

The Upside of Intellectual Property's Downside

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 921, 2010
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 06 May 2009 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2017
Christopher Anthony Cotropia and James Gibson
University of Richmond - School of Law and University of Richmond School of Law
Downloads 250 (114,428)

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patent, copyright, intellectual property, tax, biotechnology, fashion, pornography, monopoly, innovation

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The Individual Inventor Motif in the Age of the Patent Troll

Yale Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 12 (2009)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2014
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 218 (131,192)
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patent, patent trolls, individual inventor, independent inventor, patent rhetoric, patent reform

20.

Gender Disparity in Law Review Citation Rates

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 3, 2018, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-38
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2018
Christopher Anthony Cotropia and Lee Petherbridge
University of Richmond - School of Law and Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Downloads 209 (136,482)

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citations, gender, scholarship, impact

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Should Your Law Review Article Have an Abstract and Table of Contents?

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-39
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2016
Lee Petherbridge and Christopher Anthony Cotropia
Loyola Law School Los Angeles and University of Richmond - School of Law
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law review, law journal, empirical, abstract, table of contents, bibliometrics, legal studies, academic quality, scholarly influence

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The Dominance of Teams in the Production of Legal Knowledge

124 Yale L.J. F. 18 (2014), Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2013-7
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2014
Christopher Anthony Cotropia and Lee Petherbridge
University of Richmond - School of Law and Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Downloads 159 (174,709)

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legal studies, legal research, citation, research quality, knowledge production

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What is the 'Invention'?

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 53, 2012
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 29 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2015
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 151 (182,427)

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patents, invention, law, claims, Federal Circuit, technology, specification, written description

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'Arising Under' Jurisdiction and Uniformity in Patent Law

Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 2
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 29 Jul 2003
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 139 (195,157)

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Patent, Federal Circuit, Intellectual Property, Jurisdiction, Federal Courts, Civil Procedure

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The Folly of Early Filing in Patent Law

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 61, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 04 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2014
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 138 (196,298)
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patent, early filing, prospect theory

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Strength of the International Trade Commission as a Patent Venue

Texas Intellectual Prfoperty Law Journal, Vol. 19, 2011
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 25 May 2014
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 121 (217,569)

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Patent, International Trade Commission, Kyocera

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Commentary to the U.S. Copyright Office Regarding the Section 512 Study: Higher Education and the DMCA Safe Harbors

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Oct 2016
Christopher Anthony Cotropia and James Gibson
University of Richmond - School of Law and University of Richmond School of Law
Downloads 116 (224,455)

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Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, safe harbor, notice and takedown, higher education, colleges, universities, empirical, survey

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Predictability and Nonobviousness in Patent Law after KSR

20 Mich. Telecomm. & Tech. L. Rev. 391 (2014)
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 29 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2014
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
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patents, nonobviousness, obviousness, KSR, predictability, uncertainty

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Heterogeneity Among Patent Plaintiffs: An Empirical Analysis of Patent Case Progression, Settlement, and Adjudication

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Volume 15, Issue 1, 80-125, March 2018, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-10
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 10 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2018
Christopher Anthony Cotropia, Jay P. Kesan and David L. Schwartz
University of Richmond - School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Downloads 105 (240,922)

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Patent, Litigation, PAE, NPE, Troll, Empirical, Patent Litigation

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Continuing Patent Applications and Performance of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as of Fiscal Year 2017

Intellectual Property Institute, Research Paper No. 2018-01
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Mar 2018
Christopher Anthony Cotropia and Cecil D. Quillen, Jr.
University of Richmond - School of Law and University of Richmond School of Law
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Patent, USPTO, Application, Continuation, RCE, Backlog, United States Patent and Trademark Office

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Determining Uniformity within the Federal Circuit by Measuring Dissent and En Banc Review

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2010
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 May 2010 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2013
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
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patent, Federal Circuit, court of appeals, dissent, en banc, intellectual property

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Crowdfunding and Patents

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2018
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
Downloads 67 (317,081)

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patents, crowdfunding, crowd funding, Kickstarter, venture, entrepreneur, invention, innovation

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Continuing Patent Applications and Performance of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as of Fiscal Year 2016

Richmond School of Law Intellectual Property Institute Research Paper No. 2017-01
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 09 Aug 2017
Christopher Anthony Cotropia and Cecil D. Quillen, Jr.
University of Richmond - School of Law and University of Richmond School of Law
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patent, USPTO, application, continuation, RCE, backlog, United States Patent and Trademark Office

34.

Physicalism and Patent Theory

Vanderbilt Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Aug 2016
Christopher Anthony Cotropia
University of Richmond - School of Law
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Patent, Disclosure, Non-Practicing Entity, NPE, Physicalism, Property

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Response to the Proposed Changes to the Claim Construction Standard for Interpreting Claims in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-32, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Research Paper No. 18-35, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper, Stanford Public Law Working Paper, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 18-28
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 28 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2018
University of Richmond - School of Law, University of Missouri School of Law, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law, Stanford Law School, George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty, Duke University School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law and Texas A&M University School of Law
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patent, innovation, intellectual property, PTAB, claim construction, broadest reasonable interpretation, BRI, Phillips

36.

Convergence and Conflation in Online Copyright

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 27 Aug 2018
Christopher Anthony Cotropia and James Gibson
University of Richmond - School of Law and University of Richmond School of Law
Downloads 32 (431,180)

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Copyright, DMCA, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Safe Harbor, Service Provider, ISP

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Patents Used in Patent Office Rejections as Indicators of Value

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 13 Nov 2018
Christopher Anthony Cotropia and David L. Schwartz
University of Richmond - School of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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patent, patent citation, patent value, forward citation, patent application, examiner, patent prosecution