Monday, March 18, 2024

Indefinite Hiatus

I started this blog in January of 2011. As a professor, it would have been easy to work only on projects that piqued my curiosity, but I didn’t want to write on topics of purely academic interest. By committing myself to commenting on every patent case, I wanted to force myself to learn every area of patent law that was of practical relevance. While I haven’t completely succeeded, I have certainly learned a great deal over the past thirteen years. I hope I have also provided a resource that has been useful to the profession.

While blogging has been rewarding in many ways, it has also taken up a great deal of my time. Consequently, I have decided to take an indefinite hiatus in order to pursue other projects (including trying to finish a patent law treatise that I have been working on for almost as long as I have been blogging). I won’t be blogging for at least a few months. If I do return to blogging, it will be with reduced frequency, perhaps focusing solely on FCA decisions, or on select issues of particular interest.

Thank you to all the readers who have made this blog a success over the past decade.


  1. Thanks for your invaluable contributions to date. The blog posts will be sorely missed, but the treatise eagerly anticipated.

  2. You will be missed! You have helped many an articling student in the field of intellectual property, myself included!