Sean B. Seymore

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Professor of Law

131 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203-1181

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (18)

1.

Rethinking Novelty in Patent Law

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 60, pp. 919-976, 2011
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 03 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2013
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Novelty, Disclosure, Enablement, Prior Art, Innovation, Invention, Possession

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My Patent, Your Patent, or Our Patent? Inventorship Disputes Within Academic Research Groups

Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 16, pp. 125-167, 2006
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 Apr 2007
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patent, university, inventorship, authorship, technology transfer, research

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The Teaching Function of Patents

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 2, pp. 621-669, 2010, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2009-03
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2012
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patent law, innovation, disclosure, intellectual property, technology, invention, information

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Heightened Enablement in the Unpredictable Arts

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 56, p. 127, 2008
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 10 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2014
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patent, enablement, chemical, chemistry, Federal Circuit, disclosure, 112, Patent Office, PTO

5.

Serendipity

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 88, p. 185, 2009
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2010
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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serendipity, patent, invention, discovery, accident, conception, priority, disclosure, innovation

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The Enablement Pendulum Swings Back

Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Vol. 6, p. 278, 2008, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2008-40
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 May 2008 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2014
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patents, patentability, disclosure, enablement, Federal Circuit

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The Competency of State Courts to Adjudicate Patent-Based Malpractice Claims

American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, Vol. 34, pp. 443-485, Fall 2006
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 02 Apr 2007
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patent, federal courts, malpractice, state courts, competency

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The 'Printed Publication' Bar After Klopfenstein: Has the Federal Circuit Changed the Way Professors Should Talk About Science?

Akron Law Review, Vol. 40, 2007
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Apr 2007
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patents, technology transfer, 102(b), printed publication, prior art

9.

Making Patents Useful

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 98, 2014, pp. 1046-1109
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 06 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2014
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patents, utility, invention, nonobviousness, innovation, disclosure, secrecy

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The Presumption of Patentability

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 97, pp. 990-1046, 2013
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 12 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2013
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patents, patentability, presumptions, proof, disclosure, knowledge, innovation

11.

The Null Patent

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 53, pp. 2041-2105, 2012
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 26 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 25 May 2014
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patent, disclosure, failure, scientific progress, knowledge dissemination

12.

Patently Impossible

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 64, pp. 1491-1544, 2011
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 24 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2015
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Patent, Invention, Enablement, Utility, Operability, Disclosure, Innovation

13.

Patent Asymmetries

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 49, pp. 963-1015, 2016
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 08 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2016
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patents, patentability, presumptions, proof, disclosure, knowledge, innovation, PTO, USPTO

14.

Atypical Inventions

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 86, pp. 2057-2090, 2011
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2015
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Patent, Invention, Discovery, Conception, Priority, Disclosure, Enablement, Utility, Operability

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Foresight Bias in Patent Law

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 90, 2015, pp. 1105-1154
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 19 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2015
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patents, utility, innovation, disclosure, secrecy, invention, nonobviousness, enablement

16.

Patenting Around Failure

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-20
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 24 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2017
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Patent, Disclosure, Enablement, Failure, Patentability, Knowledge, Inequitable Conduct, Inoperability, Innovation, PTO, USPTO

17.

When Patents Claim Preexisting Knowledge

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 50, pp. 1965
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2017
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Patents, Prior Art, Milburn Rule, Enablement, Disclosure, Knowledge, Public Domain, Novelty

18.

Reinvention

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 92, pp. 1031-1070, 2017, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 16-14
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2017
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patent, novelty, disclosure, enablement, prior art, anticipation, patentability, presumptions, proof, disclosure, knowledge, innovation, PTO, USPTO