Christopher Anthony Cotropia

University of Richmond School of Law

Associate Professor of Law

28 Westhampton Way

Richmond, VA 23173

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

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 1,651 (6,945)

Abstract:

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

2.

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
Downloads 1,582 (5,845)

Abstract:

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

3.

Do Applicant Patent Citations Matter?

7th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 401, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1656568
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 1,319 (9,893)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Patent, Intellectual Property, Examiner, Inequitable Conduct, Presumption of Validity, Empirical, Prior Art, Patent Prosecution

4.

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 762 (21,623)
Citation 3

Abstract:

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 462 (48,307)
Citation 4

Abstract:

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 292 (83,364)
Citation 4

Abstract:

patent, claim, claim interpretation, patent scope, patent theory, interpretation

6.

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 602 (31,337)
Citation 1

Abstract:

TRIPS, patents, injunctions, international law, remedies, eBay, intellectual property, compulsory licensing

7.

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 305 (77,286)
Citation 5

Abstract:

patents, obvious, nonobvious, obviousness, nonobviousness, federal circuit

8.

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
Downloads 305 (75,420)

Abstract:

Jurisdiction, Federal Jurisdiction, Counterclaims, Arising Under, Well-Pleaded Complaint, Holmes, Litigation

9.

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 294 (80,919)
Citation 5

Abstract:

inequitable conduct, patent law, patent reform, patent quality, over compensation, USPTO, Patent Office

10.

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 292 (78,390)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Patent, Claim, Claim Interpretation, Claim Construction, Information Costs, Specification, Methodology

11.

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
Downloads 288 (71,328)

Abstract:

patent, USPTO, application, continuation, RCE, backlog, United States Patent and Trademark Office

12.

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 281 (85,497)
Citation 1

Abstract:

patents, evidence, nonobviousness, obviousness, suggestion test

13.

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 244 (94,414)

Abstract:

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

14.

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 233 (99,654)

Abstract:

patents, real options

15.

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 231 (98,783)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Patents, claims, claim scope, equivalents, doctrine of equivalents, after-arising technologies, later developed technology, tailoring, invention, innovation, technology

16.

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: 28 Mar 2013
Christopher Anthony Cotropia and James Gibson
University of Richmond School of Law and University of Richmond School of Law
Downloads 221 (107,215)

Abstract:

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

17.

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 211 (86,479)

Abstract:

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

18.

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 207 (117,200)
Citation 1

Abstract:

patent, patent trolls, individual inventor, independent inventor, patent rhetoric, patent reform

19.

Gender Disparity in Law Review Citation Rates

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-38
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2017
Christopher Anthony Cotropia and Lee Petherbridge
University of Richmond School of Law and Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Downloads 146 (138,080)

Abstract:

citations, gender, scholarship, impact

20.

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 133 (166,864)

Abstract:

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

21.

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 132 (157,644)

Abstract:

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

22.

'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 129 (175,824)

Abstract:

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

23.

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 120 (185,730)
Citation 1

Abstract:

patent, early filing, prospect theory

24.

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 115 (194,137)

Abstract:

Patent, International Trade Commission, Kyocera

25.

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
Downloads 93 (143,132)

Abstract:

law review, law journal, empirical, abstract, table of contents, bibliometrics, legal studies, academic quality, scholarly influence

26.

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
Downloads 91 (211,410)

Abstract:

patents, nonobviousness, obviousness, KSR, predictability, uncertainty

27.

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
Downloads 69 (248,571)

Abstract:

patent, Federal Circuit, court of appeals, dissent, en banc, intellectual property

28.

Endogenous Litigation Costs: An Empirical Analysis of Patent Disputes

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper 17-01, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-14
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2017
Christopher Anthony Cotropia, Jay P. Kesan, Kyle Rozema and David L. Schwartz
University of Richmond School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Downloads 0 (258,124)

Abstract:

Patent, Litigation, Infringement, Docket, Judicial, Workload, Lawsuit, Patent Litigation, Empirical

29.

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 0 (227,976)

Abstract:

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

30.

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
Downloads 0 (343,635)

Abstract:

Patent, Disclosure, Non-Practicing Entity, NPE, Physicalism, Property