John Duffy, University of Virginia

DuffyJohn F. Duffy is the Armistead M. Dobie Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Duffy received an A.B. in physics from Harvard College in 1985 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1989. Prior to entering academics, Professor Duffy clerked for Stephen Williams on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Scalia on the United States Supreme Court and served as an Attorney-Advisor in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel.

Professor Duffy has co-authored a casebook on patent law, PATENT LAW AND POLICY (5th ed. 2011) (with Robert Patrick Merges) and has published articles on a wide range of regulatory and intellectual property issues in journals such as University of Chicago Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Texas Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, NYU Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the Supreme Court Review. In the field of intellectual property, Professor Duffy has been identified as one of 25 most influential people in nation (by the U.S. publication The American Lawyer) and one of the 50 most influential people in the world (by the U.K. publication Managing Intellectual Property). His 2008 article “Are Administrative Patent Judges Unconstitutional?” was covered in the New York Times (In One Flaw, Questions on Validity of 46 Judges, May 6, 2008, and subsequently led to the enactment of legislation that restructured the appointment process for patent judges.

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