Sean B. Seymore

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Centennial Professor of Law, Professor of Chemistry

131 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203-1181

United States

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

The Death of the Genus Claim

Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 35, 2021, pp. 1-72, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-06, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2021-06, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 21-14
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 06 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2022
Dmitry Karshtedt, Mark A. Lemley and Sean B. Seymore
George Washington University - Law School, Stanford Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patents, pharmaceuticals, intellectual property

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Patenting New Uses for Old Inventions

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 73, 2020, pp.479-534
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 08 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2020
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patent, novelty, anticipation, inherency, disclosure

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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
Downloads 537 (97,666)

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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
Downloads 389 (142,874)
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patent, university, inventorship, authorship, technology transfer, research

5.

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: 49 Posted: 03 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2023
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 365 (153,408)
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patent law, innovation, disclosure, intellectual property, technology, invention, information

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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
Downloads 288 (197,444)

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serendipity, patent, invention, discovery, accident, conception, priority, disclosure, innovation

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Unclean Patents

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 102, pp. 1491-1545
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 23 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2022
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patents, unclean hands, remedies, disclosure, inequitable conduct, fraud, bad faith, affirmative defenses, court integrity

10.

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

11.

Patent Law's Role in Protecting Public Health

Notre Dame Law Review, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 23-11
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 22 Feb 2023 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2023
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patent, public health, unclean hands, patent misuse, unenforceability, remedies

12.

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

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.

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

15.

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

16.

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
Downloads 132 (399,278)

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patent, disclosure, failure, scientific progress, knowledge dissemination

17.

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
Downloads 131 (401,729)
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Patent, Invention, Enablement, Utility, Operability, Disclosure, Innovation

18.

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

19.

Patent Forfeiture

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 72, pp.1019-1078, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 22-14
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 18 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2023
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patents, unclean hands, remedies, disclosure, inequitable conduct, fraud, affirmative defenses, forfeiture

20.

Patenting Around Failure

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 166, pp.1139-1187, 2018, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-20
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2018
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Patent, Disclosure, Enablement, Failure, Patentability, Knowledge, Inequitable Conduct, Inoperability, Innovation, PTO, USPTO

21.

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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The Research Patent

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 74, pp. 143-186, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 20-25
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2023
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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patent, innovation, disclosure, utility, technology transfer, research inputs

23.

The Invention Myth

Washington University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 29 Feb 2024 Last Revised: 22 May 2024
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 103 (480,081)

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Patents, patent law, inventorship, serendipity

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Patenting the Unexplained

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 96, 2019, pp.707-751, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper, 18-11
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2020
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Patent, Disclosure, Enablement, Failure, Patentability, Knowledge, Inequitable Conduct, Innovation, PTO, USPTO

25.

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

26.

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

27.

Uninformative Patents

Houston Law Review, Vol. 55, 2017, pp. 377-399, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper, 18-23
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2018
Sean B. Seymore
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Patent, Disclosure, Enablement, Patentability, Knowledge, Innovation, PTO, USPTO

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Remembering Dr. Dmitry Karshtedt as a Scholar and Friend

Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2024, pp. 319-338, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 594
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Apr 2024 Last Revised: 21 May 2024
Jonas Anderson, Sean B. Seymore and Timothy R. Holbrook
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, Vanderbilt University - Law School and University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Dmitry Karshtedt, patents, patent law, nonobviousness, enablement