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John Allison

John Allison
john.allison@mccombs.utexas.edu
CBA 5.246 (-471-9435)
CBA 5.202 (-471-3322)

Professor

Department
Business, Government and Society

Biography

Allison, John R. Mary John and Ralph Spence Centennial Professor of Business Administration, Department of Business, Government and Society. John Allison received his J.D. from Baylor University with highest honors and was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. His primary research interests include the empirical study of patents, patent systems, and patent litigation. His primary teaching interests include patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks.

Publications

John R. Allison and Lisa Larrimore Ouelette. 2015. How Courts Decide Patent Definiteness and Disclosure. Duke Law Journal, forthcoming.
John R. Allison, Mark A. Lemley, and David L. Schwartz. 2015. Our Divided Patent System. University of Chicago Law Review 82, forthcoming.
John R. Allison, Mark A. Lemley, and David L. Schwartz. 2014. Understanding the Realities of Modern Patent Litigation. Texas Law Review 92(7), 1769-1801.
John R. Allison, Arti K. Rai, and Bhaven Sampat. 2014. University Software: Patents, Open Source, and Commercialization, in Perspectives on Commercializing Innovation, F. Scott Kieff, and Troy A. Paredes, eds. Cambridge University Press.
John R. Allison, Emerson Tiller, and Samantha Zyontz. 2012. Patent Litigation and the Internet. Stanford Technology Law Review 3.
John R. Allison and Joshua W. Walker. 2011. Patent Quality and Settlement Among Repeat Patent Litigants. Georgetown Law Journal 99, 677-712.
John R. Allison, Mark A. Lemley, and Joshua W. Walker. 2010. Extreme Value or Trolls on Top? Characteristics of the Most-Litigated Patents. University of Pennsylvania Law Review 158, 1-37.
Arti K. Rai, John R. Allison, and Bhaven Sampat. 2009. University Software Ownership and Litigation: A First Examination. North Carolina Law Review 87, 1519-1570.
John R. Allison and Ronald J. Mann. 2008. The Disputed Value of Software Patents. Washington University Law Review 85(2), 297-342.
John R. Allison, Abe Dunn, and Ronald J. Mann. 2007. Software Patents, Incumbents, and Entry. Texas Law Review 85, 1579-1625.
John R. Allison and Mark A. Lemley. 2007. The (Unnoticed) Death of the Doctrine of Equivalents. Stanford Law Review 59, 955-984.
John R. Allison and Thomas W. Sager. 2007. Valuable Patents Redux: On the Enduring Merits of Using Patent Characteristics to Identify Valuable Patents. TEXAS LAW REVIEW 85, 1769-1797.
John R. Allison and Starling Hunter. 2006. On the Feasibility of Reforming Patent Quality One Technology at a Time: The Case of Business Methods. Berkeley Technology Law Journal 21, 729-794.
Robert A. Prentice and John R. Allison. 2005. Business Law: Text and Cases in the Legal Environment. Thomson Custom Publishing.
John R. Allison, Mark A. Lemley, Kimberly A. Moore, and R. Derek Trunkey. 2004. Valuable Patents. Georgetown Law Journal 92, 435-479.
John R. Allison and Emerson H. Tiller. 2003. Internet Business Method Patents, in Patents in the Knowledge-Based Economy, Wesley M. Cohen, and Stephen A. Merrill, eds. Washington, D.C.: National Academies of Sciences, 259-280.
John R. Allison and Emerson H. Tiller. 2003. The Business Method Patent Myth. Berkeley Technology Law Journal 18, 987-1084.
John R. Allison and Robert A. Prentice. 2002. Business Law: Text and Cases in the Regulatory Environment 5th Custom Edition 2003. Cincinnati, OH: International Thomson Custom Learning.
John R. Allison and Emerson H. Tiller. 2002. Internet Business Method Patents. Texas Business Review, 1-3.
John R. Allison and Mark A. Lemley. 2002. The Growing Complexity of the United States Patent System. Boston University Law Review 82, 77.
John R. Allison. 2000. Five Ways to Keep Disputes Out of Court. Harvard Business Review on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 68, 166-177.
John R. Allison and Mark A. Lemley. 2000. How Federal Circuit Judges Vote in Patent Validity Cases. Florida State University Law Review 27, 745-766.
John R. Allison and Mark A. Lemley. 2000. Who's Patenting What? An Empirical Exploration of Patent Prosecution. Vanderbilt Law Review 53, 2099-2174.
John R. Allison and Mark A. Lemley. 2000. Who's Patenting What? An Empirical Exploration of Patent Prosecution. Vanderbilt Law Review 53, 2099-2174.
John R. Allison and Lianlian Lin. 1999. The Evolution of Chinese Attitudes Toward Property Rights in Invention and Discovery. University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law 20, 735-792.
John R. Allison and Mark A. Lemley. 1998. Empirical Evidence on the Validity of Litigated Patents. American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal 26, 185-277.

Professional Awards

Ralph C. Hoeber Award for Excellence in Research, article in American Business Law Journal1995

Teaching Awards

Outstanding Faculty Member, MSSTC Program, IC2 Institute2004

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