Annual Intellectual Property Lecture Series

Patenting Around Failure

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Sean B. Seymore’s research focuses on how patent law should evolve in response to scientific advances and how the intersection of law and science should influence the formulation of public policy. Professor Seymore joined Vanderbilt’s law faculty in 2010, having previously taught at Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he was an assistant professor of law and earned the designations of Alumni Faculty Fellow and Huss Faculty Fellow for his scholarship and teaching. He was a visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University School of Law in 2007-08. Before law school, Professor Seymore held academic appointments in chemistry at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Rowan University and was a visiting scientist at Indiana University-Bloomington. After earning his law degree, he practiced patent law with Foley Hoag in Boston.

Professor Seymore serves as the faculty adviser to the Vanderbilt Law Review. He was appointed the law school’s first Enterprise Scholar in fall 2013 and is in the inaugural cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. Professor Seymore is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

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