November 17, 2010
Professor Amy Landers' paper, "Theorizing Patentee Injury: Apportioning Claims for Reasonable Royalty Compensation," won a $10,000 award in the inaugural Samsung-Stanford Patent Prizes competition.
Landers' work was one of nine chosen from law professor submissions nationally for the first-place prize, which also includes an invitation to a conference on the subject of patent remedies on February 18, 2011, at Stanford Law School.
"The paper is about patent damages -- essentially, that when awarding damages the fact finder should tailor compensation to the patentee's actual contribution to the field, rather than the patent claim as a whole," Landers said. "[The claim as a whole] can include pre-existing technology in addition to the 'new' piece or pieces added by the inventor."
Landers, the director of the Intellectual Property Law Concentration at McGeorge, said she will continue drafting work on her paper in preparation for her presentation at the Stanford conference.
In addition to the stipends won by law professors, seven law students each won $5,000 prizes for their winning submissions.
Samsung is a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. It owns Samsung Electronics, the largest technology company in the world.