Vanderbilt Law Review

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Articles from Vol. 66, No. 1, January

Does Agency Funding Affect Decisionmaking?: An Empirical Assessment of the PTO's Granting Patterns
This Article undertakes the first attempt to causally investigate the influence of funding on the United States Patent and Trademark Office's ("PTO") decisionmaking. More specifically, this Article studies the influence of the PTO's budgetary structure...
Identifying a Maverick: When Antitrust Law Should Protect a Low-Cost Competitor
NOTESIntroduction................... 323I. Existing definitions of the Maverick Firm................... 328A. The Goals of Antitrust and the Rise of the Maverick- Firm Theory of Harm ...................328B. Definitions in the Horizontal Merger Guidelines...
Judicial Review for Enemy Fighters: The Court's Fateful Turn in Ex Parte Quirin, the Nazi Saboteur Case
The last decade has seen intense disputes about whether alleged terrorists captured during the nontraditional post9/11 conflict with al Qaeda and affiliated groups may use habeas corpus to challenge their military detention or military trials. It is...
Products Liability and Economic Activity: An Empirical Analysis of Tort Reform's Impact on Businesses, Employment, and Production
For decades, advocates of tort reform have argued that expansive products liability stifles economic activity by imposing excessive and unpredictable liability costs on businesses. Although politicians aspiring to create jobs, attract businesses, and...
Severe or Pervasive: An Analysis of Who, What, and Where Matters When Determining Sexual Harassment
I. Introduction ...................356II. DATA: THE MSPB SURVEY ...................358III. The Victim's Gender Matters ...................361A. Background ...................361B. Circuit Split ...................362C. Scholarly Debate ...................3651....
The Reciprocity of Search
The discussion of search in patent law always frames the problem in terms of producers looking for patentees. But search is reciprocal. In designing a patent system, we can have producers look for patentees, or patentees look for producers. Either will...

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