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Professor Sean Tu Publishes New Article on Patenting Inhaler Devices in Chest, Journal of the American College of Chest Physicians

West Virginia College of Law professor S. Sean Tu recently published new scholarship in Chest, the journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. The article is titled "Patenting strategies on inhaler delivery devices." Professor Tu co-authored the article with Brandon J. Demkowicz, Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H. and William B. Feldman, M.D., D.Phil., M.P.H., colleagues at the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL) at Harvard Medical School, and Michael A. Carrier, J.D. of Rutgers Law School.  

The article pre-print was published online on February 25, 2023 and will subsequently appear in volume 163 of the journal later in 2023.

Professor Jesse Richardson Publishes Article at Southern Ag Today

West Virginia University College of Law professor Jesse Richardson published a new article at Southern Ag Today discussing the decision from the Northern District of Oklahoma in Oklahoma v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2023 WL 259895 (N.D. Oklahoma Jan. 18, 2023). Professor Richardson's article was published on February 17, 2023 and is titled "Oklahoma Prevails in Lawsuit Against Poultry Growers for Pollution of Illinois River."

Find more of Professor Richardson's scholarship on SSRN and his SelectedWorks scholarship profile.

The Coal Trap by Professor James Van Nostrand Reviewed in Energy Law Journal

The Coal Trap by West Virginia University College of Law professor James Van Nostrand was recently reviewed by Kenneth A. Barry in the Energy Law Journal. The review appears in volume 43, issue 2 of the journal and is titled "The Coal Trap: A Broadside Against West Virginia Energy Politics and Economics."

The Coal Trap was published by Cambridge University Press in July 2022. More information about the book is available at: https://www.thecoaltrap.com

Professor Sean Tu Awarded Research Grant by National Institute for Health Care Management

West Virginia Unviversity College of Law Professor Sean Tu will receive a research grant from the National Institute of Health Care Management in 2023-2024. NIHCM awards grants to those who initiate work that will "advance evidence on a broad range of factors that contribute to rising health care costs and ongoing health care disparities."

Professor Tu's project is called "Improving Competitive Drug Markets by Reviewing Patents." He will be joined on the project by Aaron S. Kesselheim of Harvard University and Victor van de Wiele of the University of Cambridge.

Professor Amy Cyphert Joins Expert Panel on the Use of GPT-3 in Law

On February 8, 2023, West Virginia University College of Law professor Amy Cyphert joined a panel of experts to discuss the implications of GPT-3 in law. Professor Cyphert was joined by speakers Matthias Braun of the Universität Bonn, Ramak Molavi Vass, author of The Law Technologist, and Laura Weidinger of DeepMind and the University of Cambridge.

A flyer for the program titled "Unlocking the Potential of GPT-3 in the Legal Sphere".  The program date is February 8, 2023 and the speakers were Matthias Braun, Amy Cyphert, Mamak Molavi Vasse'i and Laura Weidinger.