Ted Sichelman joined USD School of Law in 2009, after completing a Kauffman Foundation Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. His teaching and research interests include intellectual property, law & entrepreneurship, empirical legal studies, law & economics, and computational legal studies. Previously, Professor Sichelman practiced in the areas of intellectual property litigation and transactions, appellate litigation, and venture finance at the law firms of Heller Ehrman and Irell & Manella. He has participated in a number of pro bono cases, including playing a substantial role in a recent win in the U.S. Supreme Court for an injured employee in MetLife v. Glenn (2008). Professor Sichelman clerked for Judge A. Wallace Tashima of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before practicing law, he founded and ran a venture-backed software company, Unified Dispatch. Professor Sichelman designed the company’s software and is a named inventor on several filed patents. His publications include: “Commercializing Patents,” in Stanford Law Review (forthcoming 2010); “Patenting by Entrepreneurs: An Empirical Study,” in Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review (forthcoming 2010); “High Technology Entrepreneurs and the Patent System,” in Berkeley Technology Law Journal (forthcoming 2009); “Barring Settlement Bars Legitimate Suits: A Reply to Rosenberg and Shavell,” in 18 Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy 57 (2008); “Why do Start-Ups Patent?” in 23 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 1063 (2008); “Drafting Patent Infringement Complaints,” in 11 Intellectual Property Strategist (2005); and “Effectively Using Partial Summary Judgment in Patent Cases,” in 11 Intellectual Property Strategist (2005). Professor Sichelman’s current research efforts examine the effects of the patent system on entrepreneurial companies, the role of patent law in technology commercialization, quantum game theoretic modeling of intellectual property law, real options modeling of litigation, and the financing of start-up and early-stage technology companies.
Why Barring Settlement Bars Legitimate Suits: A Reply to Rosenberg and Shavell, CORNELL J. OF LAW & PUB. POL’Y (2009)
Professors David Rosenberg and Steven Shavell recently proposed granting defendants an "option to bar settlement"...