Nies Lecture Number
Prof. Burk illustrates that federal courts have diverged along industry-specific paths when deciding patent cases. He highlights courts' disparate treatment of the biotechnology and computer software industries within the uniform patent statute. Due to industries' differing requirements for innovation and development, Professor Burk argues that the currently general patent statute and its incentive to innovate may be improved by tailoring it to specific industries.
Burk, Dan L., "Tailoring Patent Policy to Specific Industries" (2003). The Honorable Helen Wilson Nies Memorial Lecture. 11.