Patent Exhaustion and Helferich’s Assertion Problem

By Professor Amelia Smith Rinehart, as published on PatentlyO.com.  Recently, the Federal Circuit held that the New York Times and others infringed patents claiming methods and systems for delivering content to smartphones.[1] In a related Patently-O essay, Professor Sam Ernst states that the Federal Circuit’s opinion in Helferichis “directly contrary to Supreme Court precedent and represents a […]

The Invisible Crime: Human Trafficking in Utah

By Liza Bacon and Gabrielle Barker for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. On February 12, 2014, the Center for Global Justice, S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Social Justice Student Initiative were honored to welcome Veteran Fire Captain Fernando Rivero for “The Invisible Crime: Human Trafficking in Utah.” The event was widely attended by over 200 attendees that […]

EDR: Three Pieces of Advice

By Mara Elana Burstein for EDRblog.org. “Starting complex negotiations without an assessment is like performing surgery without any diagnostic tests.” This is one of the jewels of knowledge in Howard S. Bellman and Susan L. Podziba’s article titled, Public Policy Mediation: Best Practices for a Sustainable World. This excellent read covers not only best practices […]

Reuse and Furniture Recycling

By The Green Team for GreenTeamBlog.org. This blog is about “reuse”, the important “middle R” from the dictum Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Reusing improves the bottom line as well as saves resources, for a win on both counts! In environmental terms, reuse or repurpose refers to extending the life of an object by using it again, […]

Tracking EDR Progress: Looking to the Past to Guide the Future

By Micah Fisher and Tina Sablan for EDRblog.org. Environmental challenges seem to have become more difficult and polarized over the years – climate change is a case in point, and one of many. As graduate students drawn to complex public policy dilemmas, we are convinced that multi-stakeholder collaborative processes provide distinctly viable options and a better way forward. […]

Presidents’ Day Holiday

By Melissa Bernstein for the Quinney Library Blog: The library will be open from 8am-8pm on Monday, February 16. However, the reference desk will be closed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Canadian Court Holds Blanket Criminalization of Assisted Suicide Unconstitutional

By Professor Leslie Francis for healthlawprofblog. In a much-awaited decision, the Canadian Supreme Court on Friday held that Canada’s statutes criminalizing aiding suicide violated the Canadian Charter.  The decision in Carter v. Canada is being widely hailed by advocates of the legal permissibility of the practice and decried by disability advocates.  I’m writing this post to call […]

Open Discussion is the Answer

By Jim Keyes for EDRblog.org. As human beings we have the ability to form thoughts and ideas in our mind. If not expressed, these notions remain our private property indefinitely. These surreptitious concepts are a little like the unknown plant that grows somewhere in the world that holds the cure for cancer. If we never […]

Green Events in the New Building

Posted by GreenTeamBlog.org. Planning a green event isn’t just about putting out the recycling bins and lecturing people on plastic types. There are a wide variety of decisions to be made. One decision that can have a major impact on the sustainability of an event is venue; the venue is the foundation for any event. […]

The Steep Price of Executive Power Post 9/11: Reclaiming Our Past to Insure Our Future

By Jeffrey S. Brand and Amos N. Guiora for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. It is no surprise that the September 11th attacks – which killed 3000 civilians, reduced the World Trade Center to molten steel, and left a gaping hole in the Pentagon – ushered in an era of relentless pursuit of suspected terrorists, including ramped up surveillance, […]