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 U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (Judge Joseph Sneed) and the Supreme Court (Justice Lewis Powell), he worked in the U.S. 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. For SCOTUSblog, he cover the court’s cases in the areas of commercial law and intellectual property.

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03.21.17 Argument analysis: Justices skeptical of categorical “exhaustion” of patent rights
03.21.17 Argument analysis: Justices dubious about free review of decisions denying class certification
03.21.17 Opinion analysis: Justices reject application of laches in patent cases
03.20.17 Argument preview: Justices to consider venue for patent litigation
03.20.17 Argument preview: Justices to consider application of ERISA to church-affiliated pension plans
03.14.17 Argument preview: Justices finally to hear long-granted case on appellate review of decisions denying class certification
03.14.17 Argument preview: Justices to consider limits on “exhaustion” of patent rights
03.02.17 Argument analysis: Justices dubious about Missouri’s right to expand insurance benefits for federal employees
02.23.17 Argument analysis: Justices dubious of state-court decision limiting pre-dispute arbitration contracts
02.22.17 Argument preview: Insurance companies and federal employees square off in fight over pre-emption by contract
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