New: A Symposium of Responses to Chief Judge Diane Wood’s Speech


On September 26, 2013, Chief Judge Diane Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit delivered a speech at the Chicago-Kent Supreme Court IP Review, which was later published in the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property. Hon. Diane P. Wood, Is It Time to Abolish the Federal Circuit’s Exclusive Jurisdiction in Patent Cases?, 13 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 1 (2014).  Judge Wood’s controversial speech sparked a flurry of news coverage and responses from various academics and professionals.  The Chicago-Kent Journal of IP invited several prominent academics and professionals to write a formal response to Judge Wood’s speech for inclusion in this Symposium.  The Symposium will feature five responses written by: Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with co-author Daniel Mandell, an Associate at Mishcon de Reya in New York, Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss of New York University, Professor Paul Gugliuzza of Boston University, Professor Arti Rai of Duke University, and Hal Wegner, a Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP in Washington D.C.


The Rochelle C. Dreyfuss response, Abolishing Exclusive Jurisdiction in the Federal Circuit: A response to Judge Wood, is available here.

The Paul R. Gugliuzza response, Saving the Federal Circuit, is available here.

The Alex Kozinski & Daniel Mandell response, It’s Blonder-Tongue All Over Again, is available here.

The Arti K. Rai response, Competing with the “Patent Court” : A Newly Robust Ecosystem, is available here.

The Harold C. Wegner response, Federal Circuit Exclusive Appellate Patent Jurisdiction: A Response to Chief Judge Wood, is available here.