Colleen V. Chien

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Associate Professor

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053

United States

Stanford University - Management Science & Engineering

473 Via Ortega

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http://https://sites.google.com/view/colleenchien/

Columbia University

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New York, NY 10027

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (48)

1.

Startups and Patent Trolls

Stanford Technology Law Review, Forthcoming, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-12
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2013
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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patents, economic history, empirical, patent reform, fee-shifting, nuisance fee, independent invention, software patents

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Predicting Patent Litigation

Texas Law Review, Vol. 90, p. 283, 2011, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-11
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 18 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2014
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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patent, empirical, patent litigation, patent notice, patent transactions

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Cheap Drugs at What Price to Innovation: Does the Compulsory Licensing of Pharmaceuticals Hurt Innovation?

Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Summer 2003
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 14 Jan 2004
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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Compulsory licensing, patents, aids, innovation

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Of Trolls, Davids, Goliaths, and Kings: Narratives and Evidence in the Litigation of High-Tech Patents

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 87, 2009, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-13
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2014
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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patents, litigation, empirical, NPEs, narratives

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Patent Trolls by the Numbers

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-13
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 13 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2013
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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patents, litigation

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Patent Assertion Entities

Presentation to the Dec 10, 2012 DOJ/FTC Hearing on PAEs
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 11 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2013
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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patents, PAEs, trolls, economics of litigation

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Patent Holdup, the ITC, and the Public Interest

Cornell Law Review, 2012 , Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2022168
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 15 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 25 May 2014
Colleen V. Chien and Mark A. Lemley
Santa Clara University - School of Law and Stanford Law School
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Patent Amicus Briefs: What the Courts’ Friends Can Teach Us About the Patent System

UC Irvine Law Review, Vol. 1, p. 395, 2011, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-05
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 May 2010 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2012
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
Downloads 917 (23,311)
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Amicus Brief, Patent Law, Empirical, Patent Interest Groups, PTO, Federal Circuit

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From Arms Race to Marketplace: The New Complex Patent Ecosystem and Its Implications for the Patent System

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 62, p. 297, December 2010
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 07 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2011
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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patents, empirical, arms race, patent strategy, IT

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Reforming Software Patents

Houston Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2012, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-12
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 07 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2013
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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patents, economic history, empirical, patent reform, fee-shifting, nuisance fee, independent invention, software patents

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Patently Protectionist? An Empirical Analysis of Patent Cases at the International Trade Commission

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 50, p. 63, 2008, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-56
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2008
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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international trade commission, patents, empirical, international intellectual property

12.

Recalibrating Patent Venue

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 47 (2017), Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-1, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2016-1029
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 04 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2018
Colleen V. Chien and Michael Risch
Santa Clara University - School of Law and Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
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patents, patent venue

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Are the U.S. Patent Priority Rules Really Necessary?

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 54, p. 1299, 2003, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 124
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 15 May 2003
Mark A. Lemley and Colleen V. Chien
Stanford Law School and Santa Clara University - School of Law
Downloads 686 (34,995)
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patent, interference, priority, harmonization, 102(g)

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RAND Patents and Exclusion Orders: Submission of 19 Economics and Law Professors to the International Trade Commission

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-12, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2102865
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Jul 2012
Santa Clara University - School of Law, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, University of Minnesota Law School, Notre Dame Law School, Syracuse University College of Law, Santa Clara University - School of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Pennsylvania State University - Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business Administration, Rutgers Law School, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, New York University School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, Duke University School of Law, New York University School of Law, University of Leuven and University of Nebraska - College of Law
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Protecting Domestic Industries at the ITC

Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, Vol. 28, No. 169, 2011, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-11
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2015
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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Patent, ITC, International Trade, Patent Injunction

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Holding Up and Holding Out

21 Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review 1 (2014), Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-19
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 01 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2018
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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patents, litigation

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Functional Claiming and Software Patents

Presentation to the 12 February 2013 Software PTO Roundtable at SLS, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 6-13
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2013
Colleen V. Chien and Aashish Karkhanis
Santa Clara University - School of Law and Independent
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Tailoring the Patent System to Work for Software and Technology Patents

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 16 Nov 2012
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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patent, international intellectual property, TRIPS, software patents

19.

Race to the Bottom

Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Vol. 51, p. 10, January/February 2012 , Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1-12
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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patents, patent arms race, high-tech, patent strategy

20.

Inter Partes Review and the Design of Post-Grant Patent Reviews

33 Berk. TECH. LAW J. 817 (2019), Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 33, No. 817, 2019
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 03 May 2015 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2019
Colleen V. Chien, Christian Helmers and Alfred Spigarelli
Santa Clara University - School of Law, Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business and SGPS
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patents, post-grant review, comparative studies

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Patent Assertion and Startup Innovation

New America Foundation, Open Technology Institute White Paper, September 2013
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 07 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2015
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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The Who Owns What Problem in Patent Law

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 03-12
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 31 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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patents, notice, recordation

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Why Technology Customers Are Being Sued En Masse for Patent Infringement & What Can Be Done

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-13
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2015
Colleen V. Chien and Edward Reines
Santa Clara University - School of Law and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
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patents, litigation

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Opening the Patent System: Diffusionary Levers in Patent Law

89 Southern Cal. L. Rev. 4 (2016), Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-15
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 01 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2016
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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innovation, patents, diffusion, exclusion, open innovation

25.

Inequality, Innovation, and Patents

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-03
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2018
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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patents

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HIV/AIDS Drugs for Sub-Saharan Africa: How Do Brand and Generic Supply Compare?

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-41, PLOS One, No. 3, March 2007
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 28 Aug 2007
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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Patents, AIDS/HIV, compulsory licensing, voluntary licensing, TRIPS, Doha Declaration, International Intellectual Property, Africa, anti-retrovirals

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Santa Clara Law Best Practices in Patent Litigation Survey

42 AIPLA Q. J. [xi] (2014)
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 11 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2018
Santa Clara University - School of Law, R2 Semiconductor, Inc., Independent, Independent, Independent, Independent and University of Chicago Law School
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patent, patent litigation, survey, best practices

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Comparative Patent Quality

50 Arizona State Law Journal 71 (2018), Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper, No. 2016-13
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 04 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 03 May 2018
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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Patents, patent quality

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Brief of Amici Curiae 56 Professors of Law and Economics in Support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, No. 16-341

Duke I&E Research Paper No. 2016-44, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 499
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 18 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2016
Colleen V. Chien, Mark A. Lemley, Brian J. Love and Arti K. Rai
Santa Clara University - School of Law, Stanford Law School, Santa Clara University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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Venue, Jurisdiction, Eastern District of Texas, Patent Assertion Entity, PAE

30.

Decoding Patentable Subject Matter

Patently-O Patent Law Journal 1, 2018, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 22 Oct 2018
Colleen V. Chien and Jiun Ying Wu
Santa Clara University - School of Law and Santa Clara University
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patents, patentable subject matter, empirical legal studies

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Software Patents as a Currency, Not Tax, on Innovation

31 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 1669 (2017), Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-16
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 17 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2017
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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Software Innovation, Patents, Innovation, Intellectual Property

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Study Proposal - Commercial Patent Licensing Data

University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 164, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-25
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 29 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2016
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, Santa Clara University - School of Law, University of Minnesota Law School and Arizona State University (ASU) - College of Law
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patent, license, royalty, confidentiality, FRAND

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Does the US Patent System Need a Patent Small Claims Proceeding?

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-13
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 14 Apr 2013
Colleen V. Chien and Michael Guo
Santa Clara University - School of Law and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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paten, litigation, small claims court

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Harmony and Disharmony in International Patent Law

Working Paper, East-West Center Workshop on Mega-Regionalism - New Challenges for Trade and Innovation
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Mar 2016
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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The Second Chance Gap

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 04 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2019
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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criminal records, cost-benefit analysis, uptake analysis, computational policy

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Comments of Law and Business Scholars Submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Regarding a Proposed Update to the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property

University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 182, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 357
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 27 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2017
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, Arizona State University (ASU) - College of Law, Santa Clara University - School of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Stanford Law School, The John Marshall Law School, Santa Clara University School of Law, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, Boston University - Questrom School of Business, Emory University School of Law and Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law
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DOJ, FTC, Antitrust, Guidelines, Licensing, FRAND

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Brief of Thirty-Four Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Appellants in Altera Corp. v. Papst Licensing GMBH

Southwestern Law School Research Paper No. 2015-25
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2017
Southwestern Law School, University at Buffalo Law School, Tulane University Law School, Creighton University School of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Rutgers Law School, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Santa Clara University - School of Law, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law, University of Kentucky - College of Law, Elon University School of Law, University of California, Davis, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Suffolk University Law School, Boston University School of Law, Emory University, University of Baltimore - School of Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law, Stanford Law School, University of California Hastings College of the Law, University of Georgia School of Law, St. Thomas University School of Law, St. Thomas University School of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Center for Intellectual Property & Innovation, Michigan State University College of Law, South Texas College of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and University of Pennsylvania Law School - Student/Alumni/Adjunct
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patent, declaratory judgment, jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, patent assertion entity, minimum contacts

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Beyond Eureka: What Creators Want (Freedom, Credit, and Audiences) and How Intellectual Property Can Better Give It to Them (by Supporting Sharing, Licensing, and Attribution)

114 Michigan Law Review 1081 (2016), Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 5-16
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2016
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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book review, intellectual property, The Eureka Myth

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Comment to the SEC in Support of the Enhanced Disclosure of Patent and Technology License Information

Georgetown McDonough School of Business Research Paper No. 2815618, Duke I&E Research Paper No. 2016-38, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 175
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 09 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2016
Santa Clara University - School of Law, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, The Conference Board, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Duke University School of Law and Texas A&M University School of Law
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Patent, Innovation, Intellectual Property, SEC, License

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Enhanced Damages, Litigation Cost Recovery, and Interest

Forthcoming in Patent Remedies and Complex Products: Toward a Global Consensus, Ch. 3 (Brad Biddle, Jorge L. Contreras, Brian J. Love, and Norman V. Siebrasse, eds., Cambridge University Press)
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 17 Sep 2018
Santa Clara University - School of Law, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, Santa Clara University School of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law and University of New Brunswick - Fredericton - Faculty of Law
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enhanced damages, punitive damages, exemplary damages, willful infringement, willfulness, litigation costs, disbursements, attorney fees, fee shifting, English Rule, pre-judgment interest, post-judgment interest

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Empirical Studies of the International Trade Commission

2 Research Handbook On The Law & Economics Of Intellectual Property (Peter S. Menell & David L. Schwartz, eds., Edgar Elgar Publishing)(2017 Forthcoming), Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2-17
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 04 May 2017 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2017
Colleen V. Chien and David L. Schwartz
Santa Clara University - School of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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ITC, International Trade Commission, Section 337

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Policy Pilots: Experimentation in the Administration of the Law

Iowa Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 25 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2019
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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patents, patentable subject matter, empirical legal studies

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10 Things the PTO Can Do to Enhance Context-Based Patent Disclosure

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 02-13
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 Feb 2013
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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Patent, USPTO

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Patent Semi-Comparables

25 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal 215 (2018), Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-02
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2018
Colleen V. Chien and C. Eric Schulman
Santa Clara University - School of Law and Fish & Richardson
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patents

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Contextualizing Patent Disclosure

69 Vanderbilt Law Review 1849 (2016), Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper, No. 2017-16
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 03 May 2018
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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patents, patent disclosure

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Piloting Applicant-Initiated 101 Deferral Through A Randomized Controlled Trial

2019 Patently-O Patent Law Journal 1
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 11 Feb 2019
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law
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administrative law, experimentation, patents, patentable subject matter

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Flight from Quantity...Flight to Quality? A Differences in Differences Analysis of Patent Applications and Complaints Following Patent Reform (Presentation Slides)

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 15 Feb 2019
Santa Clara University - School of Law, Santa Clara University, School of Law, Students, Santa Clara University, School of Law, Students and Santa Clara University, School of Law, Students
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patents, empirical legal studies, patent reform, patent litigation, patent prosecution, civil procedure

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Innovators

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-04
Posted: 09 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 02 May 2018
Colleen V. Chien
Santa Clara University - School of Law

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patents, innovators

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 16    Citations: 0
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Submission of Topics for USPTO Quality Case Studies

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 26 Feb 2016
Colleen V. Chien and Brian J. Love
Santa Clara University - School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
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patent quality, open data, European Patent Office, non-patent literature, foreign prior art, patent trial and appeal board, inter partes review