Professor of Law

Contact

  • Office: 120 Tremont St.,
  • Suite: 340-C
  • Phone: 617-573-8549
  • Fax: 617-305-3086
  • Email: smcjohn@suffolk.edu

Degrees

  • BA, JD, Northwestern University

Bar Admittance

  • IL

    Teaching

  • Commercial Law
  • Computer Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law and Economics

Biography

Northwestern University School of Law, magna cum laude: Articles Editor, Law Review;" Fellow, Juristin Program, German Academic Exchange Service, 1985-86; Clerk, Judge Emschbach, U.S.C.A., 7th Circuit, West Palm Beach, FL, 1986-87; Associate, Latham & Watkins, Chicago, 1987-91; Visiting Assistant Professor, Chicago-Kent, 1991-93; Assistant Professor, Suffolk, 1993-96; Associate Professor, since 1996.


Publications

Books

PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS ON THE SALE AND LEASE OF GOODS (6th ed., 2012) (with Douglas Whaley)

PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS ON PAYMENT LAW (9th ed., 2012) (with Douglas Whaley)

THE GLANNON GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL PAPER AND PAYMENT SYSTEMS (Aspen 2d ed., 2012)

PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS ON SECURED TRANSACTIONS (Aspen, 8th ed., 2010) (with Douglas Whaley)

COPYRIGHT: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS (2006)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS, (2003)

CYBERLAW: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM (Law Journal Press, 2000) (with Jay Dratler, Jr.)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW: COMMERCIAL, CREATIVE, AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY/BY JAY DRATLER, JR. (1991) (Supp. 2004-2007)

Articles

Leverage, Daniel L. Burk and Mark A. Lemley's THE PATENT CRISIS AND HOW THE COURTS CAN SOLVE IT (2009), INDIAN J. INTELL. PROP. L. (forthcoming 2011) (book review)

Top Tens in 2012 Patent, Trademark Cases, Copyright and Trade Secret Cases, 11 NW. J. TECH. INTELL. PROP. 173 (2013)

The Case of the Missing Case: Stewart v. Abend and Fair Use Law, 53 IDEA 323 (2013)

Top Tens in 2011: Patent and Trademark Cases, 10 NW. J. TECH. & INTELL. PROP. 313 (2012)

Top Tens in 2011: Copyright and Trade Secret Cases, 10 NW. J. TECH. & INTELL. PROP. 331 (2012)

Thirty-two Short Stories about Intellectual Property, 3 HASTINGS SCI. & TECH. L.J. 1 (2011) (with Lorie Graham)

Top Tens in 2010: Patent and Trademark Cases, 9 NW. J. TECH. & INTELL. PROP. 313 (2011)

Top Tens in 2010: Copyright and Trade Secret Cases, 9 NW. J. TECH. & INTELL. PROP. 325 (2011)

Cognition, Law, Stories, 10 MINN. J. L. SCI. & TECH. 255 (2009) (with Lorie Graham)

Scary Patents, 7 NW. J. TECH. & INTELL. PROP. 343 (2009)

Patents: Hiding from History, 24 SANTA CLARA COMPUTER & HIGH TECH. L.J. 961 (2008)

A New Tool for Analyzing Intellectual Property, 5 NW. J. TECH. & INTELL. PROP. 101 (2006) (review essay)

Indigenous Peoples and Intellectual Property, 19 WASH. U. J.L. & POL'Y. 313 (2005) (with Lorie Graham)

Eldred’s Aftermath: Tradition, the Copyright Clause, and the Constitutionalization of Fair Use, 10 MICH. TELECOMM. & TECH. L. REV. 95 (2003)

The Paradoxes of Free Software, 9 GEO. MASON L. REV. 25 (2000)

Fair Use and Privatization in Copyright, 35 SAN DIEGO L. REV. 61 (1998)

Artificial Legal Intelligence, 12 HARV. J.L. & TECH. 241 (1998) (review essay)

Default Rules in Contract Law as Response to Status Competition in Negotiation, 31 SUFFOLK U. L. REV. 39 (1997)

Fair Use of Copyrighted Software, 28 RUTGERS L.J. 593 (1997)

The Impact of United States v. Lopez: The New Hybrid Commerce Clause, 34 DUQ. L. REV. 1 (1995)

Person or Property? On the Legal Nature of the Bankruptcy Estate, 10 BANKR. DEV. J. 465 (1994)

Assignability of Letter of Credit Proceeds: Adapting the Code to New Commercial Practices, 25 UCC L.J. 257 (1993)

On Uberty: Legal Reasoning by Analogy and Peirce's Theory of Abduction, 29 WILLAMETTE L. REV. 191 (1993)

The Flip Side of Twist Cap: Letters of Credit as Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy, 38 WAYNE L. REV. 1379 (1992)