University of Southern California

Volume 77, Number 3 (March, 2004)

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    Equality Without Tiers
    Article by Suzanne B. Goldberg

    The immediate impact of Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger is nothing short of momentous. Not only do the Supreme Court’s most recent affirmative action decisions settle the deeply contested question of whether race may be considered in higher education admissions, but they also, more broadly, envision permissible and impermissible uses of racial classifications in that context, and surface new, challenging questions about the official use of affirmative action. Yet Grutter and Gratz...

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    Law and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy: The Twenty Years' Crisis
    Article by Jonathan Zasloff

    International law is back....

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    Mandatory Joinder: An Indirect Method for Improving Patent Quality
    Note by Edward Hsieh

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) issues over 170,000 patents a year. Unfortunately, the PTO makes mistakes and issues some invalid or “bad” patents that do not meet the statutory requirements of novelty and nonobviousness. The simplest approach to eliminating bad patents is to subject applications to stricter scrutiny by the PTO. A recent article, however, has questioned the efficiency of spending more resources at the examination stage. Aside from the patent prosecution procedure, f...

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    Watering Down Steele v. Bulova Watch Co. to Reach E-Commerce Overseas
    Note by Anna R. Popov

    When the Internet allows Mexican consumers to buy infringing U.S. sneakers made in Korea, which nation's trademark laws should apply?...


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