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Professor Weishart Cited in Delaware Case

WVU Law Professor Joshua Weishart

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — The Delaware Court of Chancery has cited WVU Law professor Joshua Weishart in an education rights case.

In Delawarians for Educational Opportunity v. Carney, the court ruled that the state constitution “obligates the state of Delaware to create and maintain a system of public schools that successfully educates Delaware’s students.”

In support of its decision to deny a motion to dismiss the case, the court cites two of Weishart's law review articles:

“It is not possible to divorce a mandate to establish and maintain a system of public schools from the expectation that the schools will educate the students who attend them.” See Joshua E. Weishart, Aligning Education Rights and Remedies, 27 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 346, 360-61 (2018).

Professor Tu Co-authors New IP Law Guide

WVU Law Professor Shine "Sean" Tu

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — WVU Law professor Shine Tu has contributed to a new book on U.S.copyright, patent, and trademark law.

“Fundamentals of United States Intellectual Property Law” (Wolters Kluwer, 2018) is a comprehensive review of U.S. copyright, patent, and trademark laws. The book offers extensive explanations of each primary statute while examining significant case law.

Tu wrote the patent law section of the book, encompassing seven chapters and covering materials from sources of United States patent law to patent design. His co-authors are Amanda Reid, a journalism and law professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Kenneth Port, a professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

This is the revised and updated sixth edition of “Fundamentals of United States Intellectual Property Law."

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