High Court Jurist — Time For Real-World IP Focus

Law360, New York (May 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Few candidates vetted through the media professed knowledge of intellectual property alongside more academic pursuits. However, President Obama’s nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, had “significant concentration in intellectual property law, including trademark, copyright and unfair competition issues.” Press Release, The White House, Background on Judge Sonia Sotomayor (May 26, 2009) IP? What a refreshing breath of reality.

With the focus on appointing a woman or a minority to the high court, little attention seemed to have been paid to how the appointee would deal with the monumental issues that grip...
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