Ronald Mann Contributor

Ronald Mann is a professor of law at Columbia, where he teaches courses in commercial finance and electronic commerce. 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 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 banking and intellectual property.

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04.03.14 Opinion analysis: Justices hold “good faith and fair dealing” claim about frequent-flyer program preempted
04.03.14 Argument analysis: Justices on the edge about protections for inherited retirement funds in bankrupt
03.28.14 Opinion analysis: Scalia treatise on standing law gives Sixth Circuit first affirmance of the year
03.20.14 Argument preview: Justices have chance to provide final solution to quandary about patenting software
03.19.14 Argument preview: Scope of protections for retirement funds in bankruptcy squarely at issue
03.13.14 Commentary: Parties trade strategic jabs in high-stakes bankruptcy petition
03.07.14 Argument recap: Justices not quite ready to jettison landmark securities decision, seeking middle ground
03.04.14 Opinion analysis: Justices stick with Bankruptcy Code text, rejecting Ninth Circuit’s creative punishment of lying bankrupt
03.04.14 Argument preview: Justices to reconsider landmark securities class-action decision
02.28.14 Argument recap: Justices hard to read in twin disputes about attorney’s fees in patent litigation
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