Ronald Mann Contributor

Ronald Mann is a professor of law at Columbia, where he teaches courses in commercial finance, payment systems, and deals. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1985, and after clerking on the Ninth Circuit (Judge Sneed) and the Supreme Court (Justice Powell), he worked in the Solicitor General’s office under Kenneth Starr and Drew Days. He has written extensively about secured credit, credit cards and other electronic payments systems, the role of patents in financing innovation, and related topics. He will cover the Court’s cases in the areas of commercial law and intellectual property.

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05.23.17 Opinion analysis: Justices rein in Federal Circuit’s lax rules on patent venue
05.16.17 Opinion analysis: Justices approve filing stale claims in consumer bankruptcies
05.15.17 Opinion analysis: Justices rebuff Kentucky rule invalidating arbitration agreements signed under power of attorney
04.26.17 Argument analysis: Justices cautious about validating California court’s jurisdiction over claims by out-of-state litigants against out-of-state defendants
04.19.17 Argument analysis: Court dubious about reading Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to reach debt buyers
04.18.17 Opinion analysis: Justices reject Missouri’s push to expand insurance benefits for federal employees
04.18.17 Argument analysis: Justices stay late to hear argument about deadlines for investors opting out of securities class actions
04.18.17 Argument preview: Justices to consider challenge to California court’s jurisdiction over claims by out-of-state litigants against out-of-state defendants
04.11.17 Argument preview: Court to consider application of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to debt buyers
04.10.17 Argument preview: Rules for timely filing of securities class actions before the court next week
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