S. Sean Tu

West Virginia University College of Law

Professor of Law

101 Law School Drive

Morgantown, WV West Virginia 26506

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (16)

1.

Luck/Unluck of the Draw: An Empirical Study of Examiner Allowance Rates

2012 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 10
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2020
S. Sean Tu
West Virginia University College of Law
Downloads 1,196 (21,291)
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patent, patents, patent law, patent reform, intellectual property, examiner, patent examination, USPTO

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Three New Metrics for Patent Examiner Activity: Office Actions per Grant Ratio (OGR), Office Actions per Disposal Ratio (ODR), and Grant to Examiner Ratio (GER)

WVU College of Law Research Paper No. 2019-003, 100 Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society 277 (2018)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2021
S. Sean Tu
West Virginia University College of Law
Downloads 335 (111,073)

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Intellectual property, patent, patent law, patent examiner, patent statistics, patent prosecution, United States Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO, PTO, patentability, examination

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Patent Examination and Litigation Outcomes

Stanford Technology Law Review, Vol. 17, p. 507, 2014, WVU Law Research Paper No. 2014-3
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2019
S. Sean Tu
West Virginia University College of Law
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patent, patents, patent law, patent reform, intellectual property, examiner, patent examination, USPTO

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Patent Law: An Open-Source Casebook (Entire Book)

UC Hastings Research Paper, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 961 Posted: 06 May 2021 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2021
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, University of Texas - McCombs School of Business, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Richmond - School of Law, George Washington University - Law School, UC Hastings Law, University of Iowa - College of Law, Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law and West Virginia University College of Law
Downloads 257 (147,214)

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patent law, patents, patent system, casebook, open source, history of patent law, economics of patent law, patent document and its claims, subject matter eligibility, utility, disclosure, anticipation, obviousness, infringement, defenses, remedies

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Response to ‘Pervasive Sequence Patents Cover the Entire Human Genome’

Genome Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 14, 2014, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-07, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-148, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2014-19, Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-16
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 01 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 14 May 2014
West Virginia University College of Law, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty, University of San Diego School of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, University of Baltimore - School of Law and Loyola Law School Los Angeles
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gene patents, human genome, Myriad Genetics, patent claims, patent scope

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Patenting Fast and Slow: Examiner and Applicant Use of Prior Art

Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Volume 38(2): 391-434 (2020), WVU College of Law Research Paper 2020-004
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 02 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2020
S. Sean Tu
West Virginia University College of Law
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patents, patent examiner, patent prosecution, prior art, prior art rejections, patent quality, applicant response, applicant behavior, PTO

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Patenting Fast and Slow: Examiner Rejections and Applicant Traversals to Non-Prior Art Rejections

WVU College of Law Research Paper No. 2020-005
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 02 Mar 2020
S. Sean Tu
West Virginia University College of Law
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patents, patent examiner, patent prosecution, prior art, prior art rejections, patent quality, applicant response, applicant behavior, PTO, empirical

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Patent Examination and Examiner Interviews

WVU College of Law Research Paper No. 2021-001
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2021
S. Sean Tu
West Virginia University College of Law
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patents, patent examiner, patent examination, prior art, examiner interview, patent prosecution, PTO

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Use of Artificial Intelligence to Determine Copyright Liability for Musical Works

WVU College of Law Research Paper, No. 2020-012, 123 West Virginia Law Review 835 (2021)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2021
S. Sean Tu
West Virginia University College of Law
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artificial intelligence, copyright, copyright liability, machine learning, substantial similarity, music

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Free Speech in the Balance: Judicial Sanctions and Frivolous SLAPP Suits

Loyola Los Angeles Law Review, Volume 54(2): 623-674 (2021), WVU College of Law Research Paper No. 2020-003
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 28 May 2021
S. Sean Tu and Nicholas Stump
West Virginia University College of Law and West Virginia University - College of Law
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free speech, defamation, attorney sanctions, judicial sanctions, Rule 11, SLAPP, Anti-SLAPP, Robert Murray, John Oliver, Media, Journalism, Free speech, first amendment, frivolous

11.

Invalidated Patents and Associated Patent Examiners

Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, No. 18
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 01 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2019
S. Sean Tu
West Virginia University College of Law
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Patent, patents, examiner, patent examiner, USPTO, litigation

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Bigger and Better Patent Examiner Statistics

WVU College of Law Research Paper No. 2019-006, IDEA: The IP Law Review, Vol. 59, 2018
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2019
S. Sean Tu
West Virginia University College of Law
Downloads 57 (441,860)

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Intellectual property, patent, patent law, patent examiner, patent statistics, patent prosecution, United States Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO, PTO, patentability, examination

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Patent Law: An Open-Source Casebook (Cover, Preface, and Table of Contents)

Patent Law: An Open-Source Casebook (SPRING 2021 VERSION)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2021
University of Texas - McCombs School of Business, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Richmond - School of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, George Washington University - Law School, UC Hastings Law, University of Iowa - College of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law and West Virginia University College of Law
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patents, patent law, casebook, open source, patent claims, subject matter eligibility, utility, disclosure, anticipation, obviousness, infringement, defenses, remedies

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Understanding the Backlog Problems Associated with Requests for Continued Examination Practice

Duke Law & Technology Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, p. 216, 2015, WVU Law Research Paper No. 2015-10
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2019
S. Sean Tu
West Virginia University College of Law
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patent examination, examiner, RCE, continuation, patent application, Intellectual property, patent, patent law, patent statistics, patent prosecution, United States Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO, PTO, patentability

15.

Funk Brothers: An Exercise in Obviousness

University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 3, 2011
Posted: 21 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2021
S. Sean Tu
West Virginia University College of Law

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Patents, patentable subject matter, obviousness, 103, 101 gene patents

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The Indeterminacy Critique and the Trespass Fallacy

Florida Law Review, Vol. 65, No. 35, 2013
Posted: 16 Jun 2021
S. Sean Tu
West Virginia University College of Law

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patent