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Patent Law

The Supreme Court, IP, and Extraterritoriality

Timothy R. Holbrook
Professor Holbrook is an internationally recognized patent law scholar who has written more than 50 publications and has presented more than one hundred times around the world on patent law. His recent work explores 3D printing’s impact on patent law, the extraterritorial reach of US patent law, and the function of patent disclosures. Holbrook’s work has been cited favorably by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and other federal courts. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute. He is also an advocate for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. Before joining Emory’s faculty, Holbrook was a tenured professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, and also served as visiting faculty at Stanford Law School, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He was also a scholar-in-residence at the Center for Media and Communication Studies at the Central European University in Hungary.

Select Publications

Patents, Property, and Possession: A Unifying Approach to Patent Law (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2022)

Intellectual Property, in Research Handbook on Extraterritoriality in International Law (Austen Parrish & Cedric Ryngaert eds., forthcoming 2022)

Is There a New Extraterritoriality in Intellectual Property?, 44 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 467 (2021)

Extraterritoriality and Proximate Cause after WesternGeco, 21 Yale Journal of Law & Technology 189 (2019)

Patent Prior Art and Possession, 60 William & Mary Law Review 123 (2018)

Method Patent Exceptionalism, 102 Iowa Law Review 1001 (2017)

Boundaries, Extraterritoriality, and Patent Infringement Damages, 92 Notre Dame Law Review 1745 (2017)

Patent Disclosures and Time, 69 Vanderbilt Law Review 1459 (2016)

Patent Anticipation and Obviousness as Possession, 65 Emory Law Journal 987 (2016)

The Supreme Court’s Quiet Revolution in Induced Patent Infringement, 91 Notre Dame Law Review 1007 (2016)