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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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
02.27.14 Argument report: Justices skeptical of mortgage fraudster
02.24.14 Argument preview: Justices to assess attorney’s fees in patent litigation (twice in one day!)
02.21.14 Argument preview: Justices to assess penalties for subprime mortgage fraud
01.23.14 Opinion analysis: Justices unimpressed with Federal Circuit’s mastery of federal procedure curriculum
01.22.14 Argument recap: Justices dubious of untimely copyright suits
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