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Critics Take Aim At California's Patent Shield

Publication Date: 
November 13, 2007
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog
Peter Lattman

Professor Mark Lemley's quote about the "legal doctrine of sovereign immunity [that] protects states and state institutions from legal liability" in the Wall Street Journal is referenced in The Wall Street Journal Law Blog:

Stanford Law School professor Mark Lemley: "The underlying problem is that the Supreme Court is applying an antiquated doctrine — the 11th Amendment — to circumstances in which it was never intended to apply," he says. "The Framers never contemplated states suing people for patent infringement."