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Dr. David Lund

is a John Witherspoon Legal Fellow at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. His research focuses on the global impact of patent law on the innovation industries. He is also interested in the broader workings of the patent system and writes about these issues regularly for the CPIP blog and elsewhere. He holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University.

Recent Articles by Dr. David Lund

Congress Can Save Software Patents by Repeating One of Its Successes

Part of the problem with the debate over “software patents” has been the near complete failure to accurately describe what these patents protect. Opponents of software patents frequently describe these patents as protecting nothing more than “mathematics” or logic. This is plainly false. Software is a valuable, real-world, technological innovation that is used in everything from vacuums to cars to computers to phones.