UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LAW SCHOOL HOSTS PUBPAT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SPEECH AGAINST PATENT INJUNCTIONS
NEW YORK -- February 12, 2009 -- The University of Virginia School of Law welcomed Public Patent Foundation ("PUBPAT") Executive Director, Dan Ravicher, to its campus this afternoon to speak on the topic of whether injunctions should ever be granted against patent infringement.
In his speech, titled "Eliminating Injunctions in Patent Cases: Why Efficient Infringement and Civil Liberties Trump Property Rights," Mr. Ravicher argued that injunctions in patent cases should be eliminated because they restrict public access to technology and undermine economic productivity. “I'm all about patentees getting paid. I just don't think they should be allowed to restrict public access to technology if they don't make it available,” Ravicher said.
For more information about Mr. Ravicher's speech against patent injunctions, see the University of Virginia School of Law's coverage of the event.