Distinguished Lecturer Luca Arnaudo and Co-author Gabriella Muscolo Honored at the Antitrust Writing Awards for Best Intellectual Property Business Article

Distinguished Lecturer Luca Arnaudo, along with co-author Gabriella Muscolo (partner and head of the Antitrust Department at Franzosi Dal Negro Setti with Muscolo in Milan and Rome), won the Best Business Articles, Intellectual Property category at the 2023 Antitrust Writing Awards. The paper, Patent Settlements: An Overview of US, EU, and National Case Law, focuses on patent settlement practices in the bio-pharmaceutical industry from an antitrust perspective.

The paper appeared in 1 September 2022, e-Competitions Patent Settlements, Art. N° 108344.

Arnaudo teaches “Big Pharma & Biotech: Life Science Law & Economics” in the JDinteractive program.

The Best Antitrust Writing Awards competition is held annually by Concurrences Antitrust Publications and Events.

Luca Arnaudo with the certificate with co-author Gabriella Muscolo to his left.

Professor Gary Pieples Joins New York State Law Professors in Opposition to Governor Hochul’s Proposed Changes to Current Bail Reform Law

Professor Gary Pieples, director of the Criminal Defense Clinic, has joined more than 100 law professors from every law school in New York in opposition to Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposed changes to the current bail reform law.

In the Daily Orange, Pieples said Hochul’s plan would regress to a time when judges had complete discretion, before the 1960s when lawmakers began to revise the law. He emphasized in line with the letter that the sole legal purpose of bail is to ensure the defendant returns to court, and this must remain the standard for evaluation.

“None of these people have been convicted, and they’re being accused of something. Nobody’s determined whether they’ve done it, and the system is based on the belief that all of these folks are innocent until the government can prove otherwise,” Pieples said. “Partly, it’s just undoing that general idea that ‘oh, well, you’re dangerous and we’re going to put you in jail because of that.’”

Professor Shubha Ghosh Discusses TikTok Security Issues with WSYR TV

Crandall Melvin Professor of Law Shubha Ghosh was interviewed on WSYR about the security and data privacy issues surrounding TikTok.

“There is a concern about the use of personal information to try to sway opinion or promulgate false information. Those are the kind of concerns in terms of how the information is used to profile users, target users, or even proselytize users, however, that might go. But those concerns are not limited to TikTok,” says Ghosh.

Professor Gregory Germain Comments on Recent Bank Failures and Economic Impact

Professor Gregory Germain provided several media outlets with comments on the recent bank failures and consumer concerns.

At and Money, Germain says, “As long as the FDIC is doing their job of assuring that banks are adequately capitalized and properly managed, there is no reason for this mini-panic to have a significant impact on our economy.”

On WRVO FM, he explains the circumstances around SVB’s failure pertained mostly to business accounts that exceeded the FDIC’s $250,000 deposit guarantee. “Because those deposits were not guaranteed and ensured by the F.D.I.C, as soon as there was any whiff of financial problems at the bank, everyone rushed to take their money out and they had a traditional bank run.”

Student Profile: 3L Cecily Capo

A third-year law student draws on her STEM training to help entrepreneurs bring ideas to market.

Some people spend years deciding what to do with their lives. Cecily Capo L’23, a third-year student in Syracuse University’s College of Law, knew in an instant.

It was the spring of 2021, and, like most college students at the time, Capo was making the most of remote learning. Truth be told, she felt listless, disconnected from her law studies.

Salvation came in the form of a virtual open house for Syracuse’s Innovation Law Center (ILC), an experiential learning program for students interested in technology commercialization. One of the presenters was a silver-tongued attorney named Jack Rudnick L’73, the face of the 30-year-old center for more than a decade.

Read the full article here.

Class of ’23 Cecily Capo pictured at Dineen Hall in the Innovation Law Center.

Professor Nina Kohn Writes on Protecting the Voting Rights of Long-term Care Facility Residents

Writing at the American Society on Aging’s Generations Today digital publication, David M. Levy Professor of Law Nina Kohn discusses the need to protect the voting rights of residents of long-term care facilities. In the article, Voters Live Here: Understanding the Voting Rights and Needs of Long-term Care Residents, Kohn covers common barriers, legal protections, and how care facility staff can help.

“Whether long-term care residents can vote is not a trivial issue. Voting is a fundamental right, a powerful symbol of membership in the community, and can be an important source of self-worth. The right to vote also provides long-term care residents with an important opportunity to defend their interests—interests that are often pushed to the wayside. Moreover, long-term care residents’ votes could be decisive in critical races,” Kohn concludes.

Professor Nina Kohn Co-authors Guardianship Expert Opinion Article at Bloomberg Tax

Professor Nina Kohn has co-authored the expert opinion article “Modern Laws and Out-of-Court Solutions Can Advance Guardianship” at Bloomberg Tax Law.

Robert Dinerstein, American University Washington College of Law; Deborah Enix-Ross, American Bar Association, and Ellie Lanier, University of Georgia School of Law are co-authors of the article.

In her portion of the article, Professor Kohn discusses the need to increase court resources and reform at the legislative level to acknowledge the voices and rights of those served.

“Each of us has the potential to become a person subject to guardianship. Each of us has the potential to find a loved one entrapped in the guardianship system. It’s time to contact elected representatives and demand guardianship reform,” Kohn concludes.