Emily Michiko Morris

Visiting Associate Professor and Director of Non-J.D. Programs

Emily Michiko Morris is a scholar and experienced teacher specializing in patent law, particularly as it relates to biotechnology and university research, and is an expert on intellectual property and regulatory issues related to the pharmaceutical industry. Professor Morris also focuses on comparative law and comparative intellectual property law. As Director of Non-J.D. Programs, she oversees Dickinson Law’s LL.M. program, as well as developing and overseeing its S.J.D. and M.S.L. programs.

Professor Morris has written a number of articles and book chapters on patentable subject matter, the Hatch-Waxman Act, and the Bayh-Dole Act, as well as on the effects of patent claim construction and scope on incentives and innovation. Her articles have been published in leading journals, such as the Connecticut Law Review, the Stanford Technology Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of Gender and Law.

Professor Morris also is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a three-year, $250,000 fellowship as an Eastern Scholar at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, where she lived and worked for a year as a visiting professor. She has been invited to speak at conferences and teach at universities all over the world, including China, Korea, Israel, Switzerland, and Vietnam.

Professor Morris has taught courses in patent law, copyright law, intellectual property law, food and drug law, comparative law, and other subjects as a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Maine School of Law, an Associate Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, a Visiting Associate Professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Humphrey Fellow in Law and Economic Policy at the John M. Olin Center for Law and Economics, University of Michigan Law School.
Following graduation from law school, Professor Morris clerked for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya on the First Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced for three years as an associate in the Issue and Appeals Practice Group in the Washington D.C. office of Jones Day.


Select Publications by Professor Morris

Emily Michiko Morris, The Irrelevance of Nanotechnology Patents, 49 CONN. L. REV. 499 (2016).

Emily Michiko Morris, What Is “Technology”?, 20 B.U.J. SCI. & TECH. L. 24 (2014).

Emily Michiko Morris, Res or Rules? Patents and the (Uncertain) Rules of the Game, 18 MICH. TELECOMM. & TECHN. L. REV. 481 (2012).

Emily Michiko Morris, The Myth of Generic Pharmaceutical Competition Under the Hatch-Waxman Act, 22 FORDHAM INTELL. PROP. MEDIA & ENT. L.J. 245 (2012).

 

Emily Michiko Morris

Email  emm6486@psu.edu

Phone  717-241-3532

CV  Curriculum Vitae

SSRN

In the Media


Education
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude

A.B., Harvard University, magna cum laude


Faculty Blog

Selected Works


Research Interests
Comparative Law

Food and Drug Law

Intellectual Property Law

Patent Law


Current Courses
Introduction to U.S. Law

LL.M. Legal Writing & Analysis

Morris' Publications

Emily Michiko Morris, The Unique World of Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Rights, in MAPPING THE THREE GENERATIONS OF STRUGGLE TO ACCESS TO MEDICINES UNDER THE TRIPS AGREEMENT (eds. Srividhya Ragavan & Amaka Vanni) (Routledge, forthcoming 2020).)

Miriam Marcowitz-Bitton & Emily Morris, The Distributive Effects of IP Registration, __ STAN. TECH. L. REV.__ (forthcoming).

Yotam Kaplan, Miriam Marcowitz-Bitton, & Emily Michiko Morris, Unregistered Patents & Gender Equality, __ HARV. J.L. GENDER ___ (forthcoming).

Emily Michiko Morris, Much Ado About the TPP’s Effect on Pharmaceuticals, 20 SMU SCI. & TECH. L. REV. 135 (symposium issue) (2017).

Emily Michiko Morris, The Irrelevance of Nanotechnology Patents, 49 CONN. L. REV. 499 (2016).

Emily Michiko Morris (various posts on Chinese patent litigation patterns, Chinese video game copyright suits, Chinese trademark suits, comparative IP law, and Indian pharmaceutical patents), Comparative Law Prof Blog, available at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/comparative_law/.

Emily Michiko Morris, The Many Faces of Bayh-Dole, 54 DUQUESNE L. REV. 81 (symposium issue) (2016).

Emily Michiko Morris, Alice, Artifice, and Action – and Ultramercial, Commentary for Patently-O, (July 8, 2014), available at http://patentlyo.com/ patent/2014/07/artifice-action-ultramercial.html.

Emily Michiko Morris, Intuitive Patenting, 66 S.C. L. Rev. 61 (2014).

Emily Michiko Morris, What Is “Technology”?, 20 B.U.J. SCI. & TECH. L. 24 (2014).

Emily Michiko Morris, Res or Rules? Patents and the (Uncertain) Rules of the Game, 18 MICH. TELECOMM. & TECHN. L. REV. 481 (2012).

Emily Michiko Morris, The Myth of Generic Competition Under the Hatch-Waxman Act, 22 FORDHAM INTELL. PROP. MEDIA & ENT. L.J. 245 (2012).

Mark D. West and Emily Michiko Morris, The Tragedy of the Condominiums: Legal Responses to Collective Action Problems After the Kobe Earthquake, 51 AM. J. COMP. L. 903 (2003) (recipient of the Hessel Yntema Prize from the American Society of Comparative Law).