Faculty in the News - Archive



Thursday, September 13, 2007

Professor Lawrence Sung

The Gazette – Getting an innovative product from conception to consumer can be a long, expensive process, experts say. Some inventors are able to make their mark, while other products never get to the marketplace. The patent process is a lot more costly and time-consuming than many people might imagine, said Lawrence Sung, JD, PhD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Intellectual Property Law Program. Although an inventor can file an application on his own, ‘‘if you were prudent you would not try to do it yourself," Sung said. ‘‘There are too many nuances and potential pitfalls to the patent system."

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Professor Garrett Power

The Boston Globe (published in 24 newspapers and 13 Web sites) - A Muslim group’s plan to purchase 224 acres of farmland in the Frederick County town of Walkersville for an annual convention and other activities has created a controversy. One of the town’s five commissioners has proposed a zoning amendment that would prohibit places of worship, schools, and private clubs, among others, from building on land zoned for agriculture. It is unconstitutional to use regulatory power to discriminate against religion, said Garrett Power, LLM, LLB, professor emeritus at the School of Law. He said the proposed zoning amendment might violate the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, a federal law intended to protect religious groups from discrimination in land-use cases.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Professor Michael Greenberger

WTWP-AM Radio – A comprehensive report released by the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) is highly critical of the progress being made by the Department of Homeland Security fours years after its formation. "The grading system was exceedingly generous," said Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security. "But even as generous as it was, nearly one-third of the factors on which the agency was rated on were found to have the lowest grade achievable."

Friday, September 7, 2007

Professor Orde Kittrie

WBFF-TV, Ch. 45 - Prosecutors are closely examining the criminal history of a Baltimore County man found hiding in a child’s bedroom last week. Back in 1991, Richard Marks was initially charged with entering a home and sexually assaulting a teenage boy. Prosecutors dropped the sex charge so Marks was only serving time for burglary. He was released in April after serving 16 years of a 25-year sentence. Orde Kittrie, JD, visiting associate professor at the School of Law, says Marks’ conviction was before DNA evidence became a common tool for detectives. "So it may well be that if that same crime had occurred now, he would have been convicted," Kittrie said.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Professor Michael Greenberger

WTOP, 103.5 FM – A new video of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden the first in nearly three years has been released, ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. "I think the tape is a reminder that we had bin Laden cornered in the mountains of Tora Bora in late 2002 and early 2003 and history has now shown us that we took our eye off the ball to go into Iraq," said Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security.

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