Lynda Oswald

Lynda Oswald

  • Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law
  • Chair of Business Law
Education
  • PhD University Of London 2016
  • JD University Of Michigan 1986
  • MBA University Of Michigan 1986
  • AB University Of Michigan 1982

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 763-9827
Fax
(734) 936-8715
Email
Room
R6394
Research

Lynda J. Oswald's research focuses on intellectual and real property law issues, especially liability issues in contexts such as secondary infringement liability in patent law and the personal liability of corporate officers,  and property rights issues arising in the context of eminent domain and regulatory takings.

Professor Oswald has received numerous awards for her research, including the Hoeber Memorial Award and the Holmes-Cardozo Award for Research Excellence from the American Business Law Journal.  Her work has been cited by numerous courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court in United States vs. Bestfoods. She authored a book entitled The Law of Marketing, and co-edited The Changing Face of American Patent Law and Its Impact on Business Strategy with Professor Dan Cahoy and Managing the Legal Nexus Between Intellectual Property and Employees: Domestic and Global Contexts, with Professor Marisa A. Pagnattaro.

Professor Oswald is the Editor of the Michigan Real Property Review. She has also held the titles of Michael and Mary Kay Hallman Research Fellow and Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Law and Business and has served as a Contributing Editor to the Real Estate Law Journal, as well as serving as a special editor for the American Business Law Journal and the Journal of Legal Studies Education. Professor Oswald is also a Past President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and served on its Executive Committee from 2003-2008.

Professor Oswald has taught at the University of Florida Law School, the University of Michigan Law School, China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing,  L'viv State University in Ukraine,  the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China, and the School of Transnational Law at Peking University, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Sydney. 

Are Trade Secrets a a Weak Link in your Supply Chain?

Authors
Cahoy, Daniel R. & Oswald, Lynda J.
Published Date
2016

Source

Inside Supply Management
Volume: 
27
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
10-11

The Divergence of Corporate Officer Liability Doctrine under Patent and Copyright Law

Authors
Oswald, L.
Published Date
2015

Source

American Business Law Journal
Volume: 
52
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
557-619
Authors
Oswald L.
Published Date
06/2014

Source

Patently-O
Volume: 
**
Issue: 
**
Pages: 
**

Akamai: Is the Answer in the Common Law?

Authors
Oswald, L.
Published Date
2014

Source

3 NTUT Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Management
Volume: 
3
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
184-187

Simplifying Multi-Actor Patent Infringement Cases through Proper Application of Common Law Doctrine

Authors
Oswald, L.
Published Date
2014

Source

American Business Law Journal
Volume: 
51
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1-69

The Evolving Role of Patent Counsel in Federal Circuit Cases

Authors
Lynda Oswald
Published Date
2012

Source

IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review
Volume: 
52
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1-29

The Role of Deference in Judicial Review of Public Use Determinations

Authors
Lynda Oswald
Published Date
2012

Source

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review
Volume: 
39

Necessity and Excess Condemnation Under Eminent Domain

Authors
Lynda J. Oswald and Robert C. Bird
Published Date
2009

Source

Real Estate Law Journal
Volume: 
38
Pages: 
304-323

Necessity as a Check on State Eminent Domain Power

Authors
Lynda J. Oswald & Robert C. Bird
Published Date
2009

Source

University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Volume: 
12
Pages: 
99-141

Managing the Legal Nexus Between Intellectual Property and Employees: Domestic and Global Contexts

Authors
Oswald, L. & Pagnattaro, M.
Published Date
2015

Source

Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.
978 78347 925 2

The Changing Face of American Patent Law and Its Impact on Business Strategy

Authors
Lynda Oswald & Daniel Cahoy
Published Date
2013

Source

Edward Elgar

The Individual Liability of Corporate Officers Under Patent and Copyright Law

Authors
Oswald, L.
Published Date
2015

Source

Edward Elgar Publishing
Pages: 
15-43
Managing the Legal Nexus Between Intellectual Property and Employees: Domestic and Global Contexts
Oswald, L. & Pagnattaro, M.

Unintended Hazards of a Specialized Patent Court: Lessons from Joint Infringement Doctrine

Authors
Lynda Oswald
Published Date
2013

Source

Edward Elgar
Pages: 
131-158
The Changing Face of American Patent Law and Its Impact on Business Strategy
Daniel R. Cahoy & Lynda J. Oswald

Secondary Liability for Intellectual Property Law Infringement in the International Arena: Framing the Dialogue

Authors
Lynda Oswald
Published Date
2009

Source

Edward Elgar Publishing Co.
Pages: 
37
International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
Robert C. Bird & Subhash C. Jain
Ross Thought In Action
Professor Lynda Oswald, writing in The Conversation , says the growing importance of design causes intellectual property claims that stretch the law.

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