Dale Carlson

Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Intellectual Proper

BS, MBA, SUNY University at Buffalo; JD, Syracuse University; LLM, New York University


Law School Academic
School of Law and Education  257D

Dale.Carlson@quinnipiac.edu
LW-FAC

About

Having taught as an adjunct professor at QUSL since 2000, Prof. Dale Carlson joined the full-time faculty in 2014. He is a retired partner at Wiggin and Dana, having engaged in private practice at the firm from 1993 through 2013. Before entering private practice, Prof. Carlson was in-house patent counsel at Olin Corporation in Cheshire, CT and Union Carbide Corporation in Manhattan and Danbury, CT. Prof. Carlson is past president and current historian of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association - the largest regional IP law association in the country. He is a member of the nominating committee of the Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Gateway Community College Foundation in New Haven, CT. His research interests primarily relate to improving the patent system for the benefit of universities, small entities and individual inventors.

Educational Background

B.S. in Chemical Engineering (1968), M.B.A. (1969), SUNY at Buffalo; J.D. (1975), Syracuse University College of Law (Associate Editor, Syracuse Journal of International Law & Commerce 1974-75); LL.M. in Trade Regulation (1979), New York University School of Law.

Selected Publications

Patent Reform: One Giant Step Backwards?; Carlson, Dale L.; The National Law Journal, Online Edition, August 31, 2011. The Anti-Innovation Patent Reform Act of 2011; Carlson, Dale L.; The National Law Journal, Online Edition, June 9, 2011. Scrap the Patent Reform Bill; Carlson, Dale L.; The National Law Journal, Online Edition, March 15, 2010. A Richly Rewarding Association: The NYIPLA as His Springboard, Journal of the Federal Circuit Historical Society, Vol. 3, pp. 101-102; Carlson, Dale L.; 3 J. Fed. Cir. Hist. Soc'y 101 (2009). Don't Adopt Oppositions; Carlson, Dale L.; The National Law Journal, September 17, 2007. Patent Reform at the Crossroads: Experience in the Far East With Oppositions Suggests an Alternative Approach for the United States; North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 7, Issue 2 (Spring 2006), pp. 261-320; Carlson, Dale L.; Migliorini, Robert A., 7 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 261 (2005-2006). Patent Reform at the Crossroads: Experience in Japan with Oppositions Suggests an Alternative Approach for the U.S.; Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Vol. 88, Issue 2 (February 2006), pp. 101-123; Carlson, Dale L.; Migliorini, Robert A., 88 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 101 (2006). Don't Ax 'Best Mode'; Carlson, Dale L.; The National Law Journal, November 7, 2005. Patent Linchpin for the 21st Century?: Best Mode Revisited; Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Vol. 87, Issue 2 (February 2005), pp. 89-112; Carlson, Dale L.; Przychodzen, Katarzyna; Scamborova, Petra; 87 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 89 (2005). Patent Linchpin for the 21st Century?: Best Mode Revisited; IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 45, Issue 3 (2005), pp. 267-292; Carlson, Dale L.; Przychodzen, Katarzyna; Scamborova, Petra; 45 IDEA 267 (2004-2005). Rethinking Patent Bar Admission: Which Bag of Tools Rules?; Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Vol. 87, Issue 2 (February 2005), pp. 113-140; Carlson, Dale L.; Migliorini, Robert A.; Vacchiano, Carolyn J.; 87 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 113 (2005). Trapped by TRIPS?: Intellectual Property Rights, the Cold War, and the Cuban Embargo Revisited; Quinnipiac Law Review, Vol. 21, Issue 1 (2001), pp. 43-50; Carlson, Dale L.; Fairweather, P. Allison ; Zylstra, Nathaniel J.; 21 QLR 43 (2001-2003). Are We Certifiable ? Redux: A Strategic Plan for Maintaining Patent Practice Competence; Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Vol. 85, Issue 4 (April 2003), pp. 287-300; Carlson, Dale L.; Slate, William B.; Vacchiano, Carolyn J.; 85 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 287 (2003). Reexamination: A Viable Alternative to Patent Litigation?; Yale Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 3, pp. 11-18; Carlson, Dale L.; Crain, Jason; 3 Yale J.L. & Tech. 11 (2000-2001). Uncorrectability as an Affirmative Defense in Patent Litigation: Managing the Burden of Proof; Federal Circuit Bar Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 3 (1999), pp. 23-38; Barney, James R.; Carlson, Dale L.; 8 Fed. Cir. B.J. 23 (1998-1999). Division of Rights Among Joint Inventors: Public Policy Concerns After Ethicon v. U.S. Surgical; IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 39, Issue 2 (1998), pp. 251-268; Carlson, Dale L.; Barney, James R.; 39 IDEA 251 (1998-1999). New Patent Court: It's a Good Idea; Carlson, Dale L.; The National Law Journal, Dec. 10, 1979, p. 15. The Best Mode Disclosure Requirement in Patent Practice; Journal of the Patent Office Society, Vol. 60, Issue 3 (March 1978), pp. 171-197; Carlson, Dale L.; 60 J. Pat. Off. Soc'y 171 (1978). The Best Mode Disclosure Requirement in Patent Practice; New England Law Review, Vol. 13, Issue 2 (Fall 1977), pp. 246-264; Carlson, Dale Lynn; 13 New Eng. L. Rev. 246 (1977-1978). International Protection of Computer Programs [Comment] Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce; Vol. 3, Issue 1 (Spring 1975), pp. 205-220; Carlson, Dale L.; 3 Syracuse J. Int'l L. & Com. 205 (1975).

Selected Workshops & Presentations

"Tragedy of Patent Amnesty: AIA's Supplemental Examination Under the Microscope", 28th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar Co-sponsored by the NYIPLA, CIPLA, NJIPLA and PIPLA (Manhattan, April 2012). "Patent Reform - AIA Benefits and Drawbacks of New Legislation", Quinnipiac University IP Society (Hamden, November 2011). "NYIPLA President's Speech on Behalf of Judge Rich", 89th Annual NYIPLA Judges Dinner (Waldorf=Astoria, Manhattan, March 2011). "Fact or Fiction? How to really make patent prosecution more efficient", AIPLA's Mid-Winter Institute (La Quinta, CA, January 2010). "Comiskey Revisited: Section 101 as Gatekeeper for Patentability Requirements?", 25th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar Co-sponsored by the NYIPLA, CIPLA, NJIPLA and PIPLA (Manhattan, April 2009). "Patent Law 101 for Prophets: Comiskey, Bilski and the Wild Blue Yonder", 24th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar Co-sponsored by the NYIPLA, CIPLA, NJIPLA and PIPLA (Manhattan, May 2008). "Candid Rapping on the Duty of Candor: Tap Pharma v. Owl Pharma", 22th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar Co-sponsored by the NYIPLA, CIPLA, NJIPLA and PIPLA (Manhattan, May 2006). "Recertification of Patent Practitioners: It's a Good Idea", 20th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar Co-sponsored by the NYIPLA, CIPLA, NJIPLA and PIPLA (Manhattan, April 2004). "Words Make the World-go-'round: Prosecution History Estoppel Scene from Afar", 19th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar Co-sponsored by the NYIPLA, CIPLA, NJIPLA and PIPLA (Manhattan, May 2003). "Recertification of Patent Practitioners", AIPLA Spring Meeting (Atlanta, May 2003). "IP for the GP", WESFACCA (Stamford, November 2002). "To Translate or Not to Translate: 'Who?' is the Question", 18th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar Co-sponsored by the NYIPLA, CIPLA, NJIPLA and PIPLA (Manhattan,May 2002). "Prior User Rights", Intellectual Property Owners Annual Meeting (Manhattan, November 2001). "Tipping the Balance at the Patents/Antitrust Interface: CSU v. Xerox", 17th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar Co-sponsored by the NYIPLA, CIPLA, NJIPLA and PIPLA (Manhattan, April 2001). "Perils of Naming Inventors", 16th Annual Institute of Intellectual Property Law, University of Houston and HIPLA (Galveston, Texas, October 2000). "Inventorship Issues", Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (West Palm Beach, Florida March 1999).