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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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
11.07.19 Argument analysis: Justices debate liability of insiders for mismanagement of pension plans that invest in employer stock
11.06.19 Argument preview: Justices to consider when creditors in bankruptcy can appeal orders denying relief from the automatic stay
10.30.19 Justices to consider liability of insiders for mismanagement of pension plans that invest in employer stock
10.07.19 Argument analysis: Justices seem hesitant to award attorney’s fees to government in litigation challenging denial of patent applications
09.30.19 Argument preview: Justices to consider fee awards in litigation challenging denial of patent applications (CORRECTED)
07.02.19 Justices call for reargument in dispute about Oklahoma prosecutions of Native Americans
06.11.19 Opinion analysis: Justices reject government right to challenge patents in administrative process
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