Paul R. Gugliuzza

Associate Professor of Law

BA, BBA, University of Oklahoma
JD, summa cum laude, Tulane University School of Law

Areas of Interest
Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Intellectual Property, Patent Law
  • Office Room 1404H
  • Phone 617-358-7123

An award-winning scholar and teacher, Professor Paul Gugliuzza specializes in civil procedure, federal courts, and intellectual property law, with a particular focus on patent litigation. He has published articles in more than a dozen leading law reviews, including the Texas Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review.

Professor Gugliuzza has received the Dean’s Award in recognition of his teaching at BU Law, and his article, “The Federal Circuit as a Federal Court,” which was published in the William & Mary Law Review, received the annual best article award from the Federal Courts Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). He has also testified before Congress on the topic of patent enforcement.

Professor Gugliuzza graduated summa cum laude from Tulane University School of Law. After law school, he clerked for Judge Ronald M. Gould on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced in the Issues and Appeals group at Jones Day in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the faculty at BU, Professor Gugliuzza was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

  1. Paul Gugliuzza, "The Procedure of Patent Eligibility," 97 Texas Law Review (forthcoming).
  2. Paul Gugliuzza & Mark A. Lemley, "Can a Court Change the Law By Saying Nothing?" 71 Vanderbilt Law Review 765 (2018).
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  3. Paul Gugliuzza, "Quick Decisions in Patent Cases," 106 Georgetown Law Journal 619 (2018).
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  4. Paul Gugliuzza, "How Much Has the Supreme Court Changed Patent Law?" 16 Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property 350 (2017).
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  5. Paul Gugliuzza, "Patent Trolls and Patent Litigation Reform," in Oxford Handbooks Online , Oxford University Press (2017). Publisher
  6. Paul Gugliuzza & Megan M. La Belle, "The Patently Unexceptional Venue Statute," 66 American University Law Review 1027 (2017).
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  7. Paul Gugliuzza, "Regulating Patent Assertions," in Patent Assertion Entities and Competition Policy 85, D. Sokol, ed., Cambridge University Press (2017). SSRN | Scholarly Commons
  8. Paul Gugliuzza, "(In)valid Patents," 92 Notre Dame Law Review 271 (2016).
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  9. Paul Gugliuzza, "Early Filing and Functional Claiming," in Symposium Notice and Notice Failure in Intellectual Property Law, 96 Boston University Law Review 1223 (2016).
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  10. Paul Gugliuzza, "Patent Litigation Reform: The Courts, Congress, and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," 95 Boston University Law Review 279 (2015).
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  11. Paul Gugliuzza, "Patent Trolls and Preemption," 101 Virginia Law Review 1579 (2015).
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  12. Paul Gugliuzza, "Patent Law Federalism," 2014 Wisconsin Law Review 11 (2014).
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  13. Paul Gugliuzza, "Saving the Federal Circuit," in Symposium Responses to Chief Judge Diane Wood's Speech, 13 Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property 350 (2014).
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  14. Paul Gugliuzza, "The Federal Circuit as a Federal Court," 54 William & Mary Law Review 1791 (2013).
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  15. Paul Gugliuzza, "IP Injury and the Institutions of Patent Law," review of Christina Bohannon & Herbert Hovenkamp, Creation Without Restraint: Promoting Liberty and Rivalry in Innovation, Oxford University Press (2012), 98 Iowa Law Review 747 (2013). SSRN | HeinOnline (BU) | HeinOnline | Scholarly Commons
  16. Paul Gugliuzza, "The New Federal Circuit Mandamus," 45 Indiana Law Review 343 (2012).
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  17. Paul Gugliuzza, "Pluralism on Appeal," 100 Georgetown Law Journal Online 36 (2012).
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  18. Paul Gugliuzza, "Rethinking Federal Circuit Jurisdiction," 100 Georgetown Law Journal 1437 (2012).
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  19. Paul Gugliuzza, "Veterans Benefits in 2010: A New Dialogue Between the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit," 60 American University Law Review 1201 (2011).
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  20. Paul Gugliuzza, M. F. Eaton & S. Dantiki, "Ten Federal Circuit Cases From 2009 That Veterans Benefits Attorneys Should Know," 59 American University Law Review 1155 (2010).
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Var credits

This course explores how the law deals with the products of creative activity. The range of subject matter is large, embracing things as different as mechanical inventions and melodies; baubles and boat designs; catalogues, computers and cartoons. Among the areas of potential coverage are federal copyright law, federal trademark law, state law theories of unfair competition, trade secret law, patent law, state rights of publicity, and misappropriation. Also considered will be whether federal law should preempt the efforts of state judges and legislatures to regulate intellectual products.

FALL 2017: LAW JD 857 A1 , Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg
Mon,Wed 8:30 am 10:30 am Var Michael J. Meurer LAW
FALL 2018: LAW JD 857 A1 , Sep 5th to Dec 5th 2018
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg
Mon,Wed 8:30 am 10:30 am 4 Michael J. Meurer
SPRG 2019: LAW JD 857 B1 , Jan 15th to Apr 23rd 2019
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg
Tue,Thu 10:45 am 12:10 pm 3 Paul R. Gugliuzza
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