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					                                       A. SAMUEL ODDI
                                   514 West Fairlawn Boulevard
                                        Akron, Ohio 44313
                                      330-864-2938 (home)
                                      330-972-6384 (office)
                                       asoddi@uakron.edu

                                            EDUCATION

      School                                           Degree                            Year

      Carnegie-Mellon University                       B.S. in E.E.                      1958

      University of Pittsburgh Law School              J.D.                              1963

      George Washington University Law                 LL.M.                             1971
      Center


                                 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Giles Sutherland        University of Akron, School of Law                                  2000-present
Rich Professor in       Akron, Ohio
Intellectual Property   Courses: Patent Law and Policy; Torts; Jurisprudence;
                                    Introduction to Intellectual Property;
                                    International Intellectual Property.

Visiting                University of Pittsburgh, School of Law                            Fall 2005
Professor               Pittsburgh, Pa.
                        Courses: Patent Law; International Intellectual Property

Professor               Northern Illinois University, College of Law                        l979-2000
                        DeKalb, Illinois
                        Courses: Torts; Intellectual Property; Copyright; Unfair
                                     Trade Practices; Tort Theory Seminar; Medical
                                     Malpractice Seminar; Public International Law;
                                     Property; Decedents' Estates and Trusts.

Visiting                Ohio State University, College of Law                               Fall 1996
Professor               Columbus, Ohio
                        Courses: Law and Medicine; Unfair Trade Practices

Visiting                University of California at Davis, School of Law                    1994-95
Professor               Davis, California
                        Courses: Torts, Intellectual Property, Patent Law.

Consultant/             World Intellectual Property Organization                            l976-79
Senior Legal            Geneva, Switzerland
Officer                   Preparation of model laws and provisions on industrial
                          property for developing countries; preparation and
                          revision of treaties; preparation of studies on industrial
                          property matters; technical assistance in drafting, revising
                          and implementation of industrial property laws of
                          developing countries.
Patent      Rockwell International Corporation                               l974-76
Counsel     Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
                All intellectual property matters involving electronic
                products of Rockwell commercial operations.
                International licensing, international business, trade
                regulations, antitrust.Technical areas: Television,
                electronic pre-press, power tool and vehicle control.

Attorney    Westinghouse Electric Corporation                                1974
            Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
            General Law Department
                Antitrust, trade regulation, litigation (product liability
                and general), international business and international
                licensing.


Assistant   Northern Kentucky State University
Professor   Chase Law School                                                 l972-74
            Covington, Kentucky
            Courses: Torts; Decedents' Estates; Appellate Advocacy;
                       International Law.

Assistant   Ohio Northern University, College of Law
Professor   Ada, Ohio                                                        1971-72
            Courses: Decedents' Estates and Trusts; Legal Writing;
                       U.N. Law Seminar; Land Use Planning Seminar.

Adjunct     University of Pittsburgh, School of Law                          Spring 1971
Faculty     Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
            Course:     Public International Law.

Patent      Westinghouse Electric Corporation                                1960-71
Attorney    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
            Patent Department
                Intellectual property matters including: Preparation
                and prosecution of over 200 patent applications;
                appeals; interferences; infringement and validity studies;
                patent and proprietary information licensing; litigation
                and trade secrets. Trade regulations and patent-antitrust.
                Technical areas: Television, communications, control
                systems (digital and analog), teaching equipment and
                home appliances.


Examiner    U. S. Patent Office                                              1959-60
            Washington, D.C.
               Examination of patent applications under government
               security classification. Technical areas: Electronic
               communication systems and circuitry, radar and aircraft
               control.
Officer               U. S. Army Ordnance                                                 1959
                      Aberdeen, Maryland
                         Ordnance School, Automotive Maintenance and
                         Repair Officer (Reserves - 6 years).

Engineer              Westinghouse Electric Corporation                                  1958-59
                      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
                      Engineering Training Program.




                                      BAR MEMBERSHIP

U.S. Supreme Court; Illinois Supreme Court; Pennsylvania Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Western
District of Pennsylvania; Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Registered Patent Attorney.



                               PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section; American Intellectual Property Law Association,
Committee on International & Foreign Law; International Association for the Advancement of Teaching &
Research in Intellectual Property (founding member); Association of American Trial Lawyers.



                                         REFERENCES
                                          [Upon Request]
                                           PUBLICATIONS

The Regeneration of American Patent Law: Patentable Subject Matter, 46 IDEA 491 (2006).

Patent Attorney Malpractice: An Oxymoron No More, 2004 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS JOURNAL OF LAW,
TECHNOLOGY & POLICY 1.

The Tragicomedy of the Public Domain in Intellectual Property Law, 25 COM/ENT 1 (2002), reprinted in 36
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW REVIW 581 (2004)(selected one of best articles published in 2002).

Assault on the Citadel: Judge Rich and Computer-Related Inventions, 39 HOUSTON LAW REVIEW 1033 (2002).

Product Simulation: From Tort to Intellectual Property, 88 TRADEMARK REPORTER 101 (1998).

Patent TRIPs -- Natural Rights and a "Polite Form of Economic Imperialism," 29 VANDERBILT JOURNAL OF
       TRANSNATIONAL LAW 415 (1996).

Un-Unified Patent Economic Theories--The Not-Quite Holy Grail, 71 NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW 267 (1996).

Reverse Informed Consent: The Unreasonably Dangerous Patient, 46 VANDERBILT LAW REVIEW 1417
(1993).

An Uneasier Case for Copyright than for Patent Protection of Computer Programs, 72 NEBRASKA LAW
     REVIEW 351 (1993).

Beyond Obviousness: Invention Protection in the Twenty-First Century, 38 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LAW
      REVIEW 1097 (1989).

Functionality and Free Market Theory, 17 AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW QUARTERLY JOURNAL
       173 (1989).

Assessing "Genericness"; Another View, 78 TRADEMARK REPORTER 560 (1988).

Contributory Copyright Infringement: The Tort and Technological Tensions, 64 NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW
       47 (1989), reprinted in 22 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW REVIEW      487 (1990).

The International Patent System and the Third World: Development Reality or Myth?, 1987 DUKE LAW
       JOURNAL 831.

The Tort of Interference with the Right to Die: The Wrongful Living Cause of Action, 75 GEORGETOWN
      LAW JOURNAL 625 (1987).

Consumer Motivation in Trademark and Unfair Competition Law: On the Importance of Source, 31
     VILLANOVA LAW REVIEW 1 (1986).

The Functions of "Functionality" in Trademark Law, 22 HOUSTON LAW REVIEW 925 (1985) (recipient of
      Ladas Memorial Award for 1985), reprinted in 76 TRADEMARK REPORTER 308 (1986).

Product Simulation and Contributory Trademark Infringement: A Right Suggests a Wrong, 25 ARIZONA
      LAW REVIEW 601 (1983), reprinted in 1984 Developments 541, and 17 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
      LAW REVIEW 177 (1985).

Contributory Infringement/Patent Misuse: Metaphysics and Metamorphosis, 44 UNIVERSITY OF
PITTSBURGH LAW REVIEW 73 (1982), reprinted in 15 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW REVIEW 155 (1983),
excerpted in ROBERT P. MERGES & JANE C. GINSBURG, FOUNDATIONS OF INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY 128 (2004)
Contributory Infringement in the United States of America: Theory,Application, Developments, 20
       INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY (pts. 1-2) 177, 200 (198l), reprinted in 81 PATENT & TRADEMARK REVIEW (pt.
       1) 499 (1983), 82 PATENT & TRADEMARK REVIEW (pts. 2-3) 3, 63 (1984).

La Contrefacon indirecte aux Etats-Unis d'Amerique: Theorie, application et evolution, 97 LA PROPRIETE
      INDUSTRIELLE (pts. 1-2) l90, 218 (1981).

				
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