November 01, 2021

On Friday, October 29, 2021, Catholic Law Professor Megan La Belle participated in SMU Dedman School of Law’s 18th Annual Symposium on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues: Patent Law and Institutional Choice. The symposium, which was held virtually, focused on exploring the latest major controversies, legal developments, and judicial decisions in the field of intellectual property, through panel presentations and discussions with distinguished academics. La Belle’s participation on the panel was covered by Law360.

By: Dani Kass
Date: October 29, 2021
Profs Spar Over Fed. Circ. Interfering With Albright

As the Federal Circuit continues to grant mandamus petitions overriding Judge Alan Albright's transfer refusals, law professors on a panel Friday were torn between whether the appeals court was "overstepping" or reacting rationally to a judge who does not always take the court's direction. Catholic University of America law professor Megan M. La Belle — on a virtual panel at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law — said the Federal Circuit's repeated granting of mandamus petitions over the same issue from the Western District of Texas judge shows the court is "overstepping" on a concern more appropriate for Congress to handle.

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