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 covers the court’s cases in the areas of commercial law and intellectual property.

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01.22.20 Argument analysis: Justices debate ability of business that did not sign arbitration agreement to compel arbitration
01.15.20 Argument analysis: Justices dubious about blanket “willfulness” requirement for requiring trademark infringers to disgorge profits
01.14.20 Opinion analysis: Justices punt on liability of insiders for mismanagement of pension plans that invest in employer stock
01.14.20 Opinion analysis: Justices validate immediate appeals of bankruptcy orders denying relief from the automatic stay
01.14.20 Argument preview: Justices to mull use of equitable estoppel to compel arbitration between parties in international commercial dispute
01.07.20 Argument preview: Justices to consider “willfulness” requirement for disgorgement of profits of trademark infringer
12.11.19 Opinion analysis: Court makes short work of easy case: Government cannot collect in-house attorney’s fees from litigant challenging denial of patent application
12.03.19 Argument analysis: Justices debate copyrightability of state legislative annotations
11.26.19 Argument preview: Justices to consider copyrightability of state legislative codes
11.13.19 Argument analysis: Justices lean toward validating immediate appeals of bankruptcy orders denying relief from the automatic stay
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