Congratulations to the GMU Law and Economic Center’s Samantha Zyontz: Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize Competition Winner

Josh Wright —  24 November 2010

Congratulations to Samantha Zyontz, a Senior Research Associate at the Searle Civil Justice Institute here at George Mason.   Samantha and two co-authors, Michael Mazzeo (Kellogg) and Jonathan Hillel (Northwestern), are one of several recipients of the Inaugural Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize for their paper Are Patent Infringement Awards Excessive?: The Data Behind the Patent Reform Debate.  Its a really neat project and worth a read for those following the field.  No link available as of yet.  The papers will be presented at the February 8 patent remedies conference to be held at Stanford Law School on Friday, February 18, 2011.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Samantha on a number of empirical projects — both at the Searle Center at Northwestern and now at George Mason.    No doubt the many who have also had the opportunity to work with Sam will agree this is a well deserved accolade.   Congratulations!

The Case for Contribution in Patent Law
– Bernard Chao, Assistant Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Patent Remedies at the International Trade Commission: An Empirical Look at Kyocera
– Christopher A. Cotropia, Professor of Law, Intellectual Property Institute, University of Richmond School of Law

Four Principles for Calculating Reasonable Royalties in Patent Infringement Litigation
– Thomas F. Cotter, Briggs and Morgan Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School

Complexity and Confusion Regarding Patent-Infringement Injunctions’ Scope
– John M. Golden, Loomer Family Professor in Law, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Theorizing “Patentee Injury”: Apportioning Claims for Reasonable Royalty Compensation
– Amy L. Landers, Professor of Law, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

The Accession Insight and Patent Infringement Remedies
– Peter Lee, Professor of Law, University of California, Davis School of Law

Are Patent Infringement Awards Excessive?: The Data Behind the Patent Reform Debate
– Michael J. Mazzeo, Associate Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
– Jonathan Hillel, J.D., Northwestern University School of Law (2009)
– Samantha Zyontz, Senior Research Associate, Searle Civil Justice Institute, George Mason University School of Law

Willful Patent Infringement and Enhanced Damages after In Re Seagate: An Empirical Study
– Christopher B. Seaman, Visiting Assistant Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Purging Patent Law of ‘Private Law’ Remedies
– Ted Sichelman, Assistant Professor, University of San Diego School of Law

Why Patentees Litigate
– Damon C. Andrews, 3L, The University of Iowa College of Law

Using a Nuisance Framework to Incentivize Innovation and Prevent Holdouts
– Janet Freilich, 2L, Harvard Law School

Game Theory: A Zooming and Sliding Method for the Determination of Reasonable Royalties in Patent Damages
– Kanav Hasija, Masters-in-Intellectual Property candidate, University of New Hampshire School of Law
– T. Paul Tanpitukpongse, 3L, University of New Hampshire School of Law

The Relevance of Proven Acts of Direct Infringement to Indirect Infringement Damages: Reasonable Royalties, Unreasonable Confusion, and a Proposed Solution
– Dmitry Karshtedt, 3L, Stanford Law School

Efficient Outcomes Through Reasonable Negotiations: Restoring Sanity to the Calculation of Patent Damages
– Anthony K. Lai, LLM in Law, Science & Technology candidate, Stanford Law School
– Samuel P. Windley, LLM in Law, Science & Technology candidate, Stanford Law School

Analysis of the Entire Market Value Rule in Complex Technology Litigation: Arduous Royalty Base Determinations, Unjust Damage Rewards, and Empirical Approaches to Measuring Consumer Demand
– Ravi Mohan, 3L, Santa Clara University School of Law

The Role of Jury Instructions in Patent Remedy Gatekeeping
– Rhonda Sadler, 3L, Mercer Law School