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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06.20.16 Opinion analysis: Justices validate PTO rules for inter partes review
06.20.16 Opinion analysis: Justices rebuffs Department of Labor’s sloppy explanation of regulation exempting “service advisors” from overtime rules
06.16.16 Opinion analysis: Justices chart their own path in narrowing recovery for implied fraud under the False Claims Act
06.16.16 Opinion analysis: Court clarifies availability of fee awards in copyright cases
06.16.16 Opinion analysis: Where have I read this before? Justices tread familiar path limiting Federal Circuit control over remedies in patent cases
05.17.16 Opinion analysis: Justices apply traditional “arising under” standard to preserve role for state courts in securities litigation
05.16.16 Opinion analysis: Justices reject claim that “special” outside counsel mislead borrowers when they send collection letters on attorney general letterhead
04.26.16 Argument analysis: Justices struggle to read “tea leaves” in Congress’s slipshod drafting of Patent Act provisions for inter partes review
04.26.16 Argument analysis: Justices worry about amorphous standards for fee awards in copyright cases
04.21.16 Argument analysis: Justices dubious about exempting car dealership “service advisors” from overtime rules
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