I am happy to welcome David L. Schwartz, who will be a guest blogger during the month of May.
Dave joined the faculty of Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2009, where he is presently an Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property. From 2006 until 2009, Dave was an Assistant Professor of Law at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Prior to entering academics, he spent over a decade as an intellectual property law practitioner, including being a partner at two intellectual property boutique firms in Chicago.
Dave’s main area is empirical studies of patent litigation. He is also interested in judicial decision-making and the use of legal scholarship in judicial opinions. Some of his works include Analyzing the Role of Non-Practicing Entities in the Patent System, 99 Cornell L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014) (with Jay Kesan), Standards of Proof in Civil Litigation:An Experiment from Patent Law, Harv. J. L. & Tech.(forthcoming 2013) (with Christopher Seaman), and An Empirical Assessment of the Supreme Court’s Use of Legal Scholarship, 106 Nw. U. L. Rev. 995 (2012) (with Lee Petherbridge).