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Narrow Networks, the Very Sick, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Recalling the Purpose of Health Insurance and Reform

Blake, Valarie (Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, 2015)
Consumers purchasing health insurance on both state and federally-run exchanges are finding that affordable premiums may come at the cost of restricted provider choice. So-called narrow networks are increasingly popular ...

The Army Corps of Engineers: Comprehensive Floodwater Retention in the Red River Basin and the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Diversion Project

Walls, Michael L. (Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, 2015)
This Note will address major flood management issues in the Red River Basin (RRB) that continue to cause disagreement between RRB stakeholders. This Note focuses on the RRB because it provides an excellent case study for ...

CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp. Pty. at the Federal Circuit: The Dilemma Presented by Computer Implementation of Abstract Ideas and How the Supreme Court Missed a Chance to Clear It Up

Peske, Nathan (Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, 2015)
CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp. Pty. illustrates the conflicted state of case law on the patentability of software. Patents are not allowed to claim abstract ideas. Software, by its very nature, must incorporate ...

A Public Health Imperative: The Need for Meaningful Change in the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Intellectual Property Chapter

Patel, Roma (Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, 2015)
In order to address the immense public health inequity in trade and patent law practices, the World Trade Organization (WTO) administered the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (widely known ...

Does Sharing Mean Caring? Regulating Innovation in the Sharing Economy

Ranchordás, Sofia (Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, 2015)
Sharing economy practices have become increasingly popular in recent years. From swapping systems to network transportation to private kitchens, sharing with strangers appears to be the new urban trend. Although Uber, ...