Akron Law Profile

Jay Dratler, Jr.

Jay Dratler, Jr.

Title: Goodyear Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Emeritus
Phone: 330-972-7972
Fax: 330-972-2372
Email: dratler@uakron.edu
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Selected Works - bepress: http://works.bepress.com/jay_dratler/
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Biography

Jay Dratler, Jr. is the Goodyear Professor of Intellectual Property at The University of Akron School of Law. He is the principal author of a two-volume treatise, Intellectual Property Law: Commercial, Creative, and Industrial Property (1991), the sole author of another two-volume treatise, Licensing of Intellectual Property (1994), and the principal author of a one-volume treatise, Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millennium (2000). Each treatise is updated twice per year. Professor Dratler teaches Copyright, Licensing, Cyberlaw, Trade Secrets, Computer Law and Introduction to Intellectual Property. Prior to joining the Akron Law faculty in 1998, Professor Dratler's academic career included visiting professorships at the University of New Mexico School of Law and Boalt Law School at the University of California (Berkeley) and a Fulbright Fellowship at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He also served as a Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii and has lectured internationally in Australia, France, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Russia. Professor Dratler is admitted to practice before the California and Ohio state bars, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California and the District of Hawaii. His professional memberships include the America Law Institute and the advisory board to the Intellectual Property Strategist. Professor Dratler received an A.B. degree from the University of California (Berkeley), M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of California (San Diego), and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was articles editor of the Harvard Law Review.


Publications

  • Fixing Our Broken Patent System, 14 Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev 47 (2010)
  • Palsgraf, Principles of Tort Law, and the Persistent Need for Common-Law Judgment in IP Infringement Cases, 3 Akron Intell. Prop. J. 23 (2009)
  • eBay's Practical Effect: Two Differing Visions, 2 Akron Intell. Prop. J. 35 (2008)
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property (New York Law Publishing Company 1994) (Supplement 2008)
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property (New York Law Publishing Company 1994) (Supplement 2007)
  • Common-Sense (Federal) Common Law Adrift in a Statutory Sea, or Why Grokster Was a Unanimous Decision, 22 Santa Clara Comp. & High Tech. L.J. 413 (2006)
  • Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millenium (Law Journal Press 2000) (Supplement 2006)
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property (New York Law Publishing Company 1994) (Supplement 2006)
  • Alice in Wonderland Meets the U.S. Patent System, 38 Akron L. Rev. 299 (2005)
  • Our Runaway Patent System: Can We Stop it Before it Derails our Economy?, 38 Akron L. Rev. 229-336 (2005)
  • Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millenium (Law Journal Press 2000) (Supplement 2005)
  • Licensing Intellectual Property in the Information Age (Carolina Academic Press 2d ed. 2005) (with Kenneth L. Port, Faye M. Hammersley, Terence P. McElwee, Charles R. McManis & Barbara A. Wrigley)
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property (New York Law Publishing Company 1994) (Supplement 2005)
  • Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millenium (Law Journal Press 2000) (Supplement 2004)
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property (New York Law Publishing Company 1994) (Supplement 2004)
  • Does Lord Darcy Yet Live? The Case Against Software and Business-Method Patents, 43 Santa Clara L. Rev. 823 (2003)
  • Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millenium (Law Journal Press 2000) (Supplement 2003)
  • Intellectual Property Law: Commercial, Creative, and Industrial Property (Law Journal Press 1991) (with Stephen McJohn) (Supplement 2003)
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property  (New York Law Publishing Company 1994) (Supplement 2003)
  • Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millenium (Law Journal Press 2000) (Supplement 2002)
  • Intellectual Property Law: Commercial, Creative, and Industrial Property (Law Journal Press 1991) (with Stephen McJohn) (Supplement 2002)
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property (New York Law Publishing Company 1994) (Supplement 2002)
  • Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millenium  (Law Journal Press 2000) (Supplement 2001)
  • Intellectual Property Law: Commercial, Creative, and Industrial Property (Law Journal Press 1991) (with Stephen McJohn) (Supplement 2001)
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property  (New York Law Publishing Company 1994) (Supplement 2001)
  • Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millenium (Law Journal Press 2000)
  • Intellectual Property Rights—Protecting Your Ideas and Inventions, in This Hawaii Product Went to Market (Hollyer, Sullivan & Cox, eds., University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources 1996)
  • Microsoft as an Antitrust Target: IBM in Software?,  25 Sw. U. L. Rev. 671 (1996)
  • Roundup of Pre-1996 U.S. TRIPS-Related Changes, 2 No. 4 Intell. Prop. Strategist 1 (1996)
  • Trade Dress Protection for Product Configurations: Is There a Conflict with Patent Policy?, 24 AIPLA Q.J. 427 (1996)
  • The Russian Federation in Encyclopedia of International Commercial Litigation (London 1994) (with Nikolai Georgievich Eliseev)
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property (New York Law Publishing Company 1994)
  • Infringement of Copyright in Computer Programs under U.S. Law, 15 U. of Hiroshima L. Rev. 399 (1992)
  • Intellectual Property and the Antitrust Laws in the United States and Japan—Part II, 9 Nihon U.J. Comp. L. 69 (1992)
  • Intellectual Property and the Antitrust Laws in the United States and Japan—Part I, 8 Nihon U.J. Comp. L. 113 (1991)
  • Intellectual Property Law: Commercial, Creative, and Industrial Property (Law Journal Press 1991) (with Stephen McJohn)
  • To Copy or Not to Copy: The Educator's Dilemma, 19 J.L. & Educ. 1 (1990)
  • Trade Secrets in the United States and Japan: A Comparison and Prognosis, 14 Yale J. Int'l L. 68 (1989)
  • Distilling the Witches' Brew of Fair Use in Copyright Law, 43 U. Miami L. Rev. 233 (1988)
  • Trademark Protection for Industrial Designs, 1988 U. Ill. L. Rev. 887 (1988)
  • Licensing Agreements, in Start-up And Emerging Companies (Law Journal Seminars-Press 1985)
  • Read This Before You Buy a Computer System, 71 A.B.A. J. 48 (1985)
  • Trade Secret Law: An Impediment to Trade in Computer Software, 1 Santa Clara Computer and High Tech. L.J. 27 (1985)
  • Advertising, in A Management Guide to High-Tech Legal Questions (American Electronics Association 1984)
  • Computer-Related Contracts, in A Management Guide to High-Tech Legal Questions (American Electronics Association 1984)
  • Financial Privacy Laws, in International Banking Centres (Euromoney Publications 1982)
  • Incentives for People: the Forgotten Purpose of the Patent System, 16 Harv. J. on Legis. 129 (1979)
  • Fairness Standards for SEC Approval of Mergers, 90 Harv. L. Rev. 453 (1976)


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