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Professor Christopher Cotropia

University of Richmond School of Law

Professor Christopher Cotropia joined the faculty at the University of Richmond School of Law in 2006, practiced law in Washington, D.C., at the firm of Fish & Richardson, and was law clerk for the Honorable Alvin A. Schall, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Professor Cotropia obtained his J.D. with honors from theUniversity of Texas School of Law, and earned a B.S with honors and distinction in both computer engineering and electrical engineering from Northwestern University.

Professor Cotropia has published a bounty of writings, some of which include:

The Upside of Intellectual Property's Downside, 57 UCLA L. REV. 921 (2010) (coauthored with Jim Gibson).

The Folly of Early Filing in Patent Law, 61 HASTINGS L. J. 65 (2009).
Copying in Patent Law, 87 N. CAR. L. REV. 1421 (2009) (co-authored with Mark
Lemley) (symposium—Frontiers of Empirical Patent Law Scholarship).

Nonobviousness and the Federal Circuit: An Empirical Analysis of Recent Case
Law, 82 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 911 (2007).

Patent Law Viewed Through an Evidentiary Lens: The "Suggestion Test" as a Rule of Evidence, 2006 BYU L. REV. 1517.

Patent Claim Interpretation Methodologies and Their Claim Scope Paradigms, 47
WM. & MARY L. REV. 49 (2005).

Patent Claim Interpretation and Information Costs, 9 LEWIS & CLARK L. REV. 57 (2005) (symposium on Markman v. Westview Instruments).

Counterclaims, the Well-Pleaded Complaint, and Federal Jurisdiction, 33 HOFSTRA L. REV. 1 (2004).

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