Mary LaFrance

Mary LaFrance joined the faculty of the William S. Boyd School of Law in 1999. She received her J.D. with High Honors from the Duke University School of Law in 1986, where she served as Executive Editor of the Duke Law Journal. She also received her M.A. in Philosophy from the Duke University School of Graduate Studies in 1986. After clerking for Judge Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Professor LaFrance practiced for three years with the Washington, D.C. office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. In 1990, Professor LaFrance joined the faculty at the Florida State University College of Law, where she taught intellectual property, taxation, and entertainment law, and also served on the faculty of the Florida State University School of Motion Pictures, Television, and Recording Arts. Professor LaFrance has authored three books: Intellectual Property Cases and Materials (West 3d ed. 2007) (with David Lange and Gary Myers), Understanding Trademark Law (LexisNexis 2005), and Copyright in a Nutshell (West 2008). Her articles have been published in numerous law reviews, including the Southern California Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Emory Law Journal, the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, and the Virginia Tax Review. From 2001-2004, she served as the law school’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor LaFrance’s teaching and research interests include domestic and international intellectual property law, as well as the taxation of intellectual property.

CALI Lessons

This table shows Lessons and podcasts by this author. It includes Lesson title, CALI Topics for the Lesson, the date the Lesson was published on the CALI website, the date the Lesson was last updated, and run/usage totals for the past 30 and 120 days.

Note: usage information for podcasts is not available here and is marked as N/A.

Lesson Title CALI Topic(s) Latest updatesort ascending Runs Past 30 Days Runs Past 120 Days
Novelty (Section 102(a)) November 1, 2023
21
37
Policy and Patentable Subject Matter November 1, 2023
29
83
The Doctrine of Equivalents October 3, 2023
4
12
Patentable Subject Matter September 6, 2023
26
35
Basic Concepts of Nonobviousness August 15, 2023
6
17
Utility July 5, 2023
14
21
Literal Infringement June 26, 2023
5
18
Federal Trademark Registration: Bars to Registration February 22, 2019
7
7
Service Marks February 22, 2019
3
5
Joint Works December 30, 2018
10
10
Fair Use and Parody September 18, 2018
6
63
Fundamentals of Fair Use April 13, 2009
14
64
Collective Marks and Certification Marks September 4, 2005
1
1
Contributory and Vicarious Liability April 25, 2005
12
19
The Adaptation Right April 25, 2005
8
66
Trademark Assignments and Licenses January 4, 2005
1
60
Lanham Act Section 43(d): Cybersquatting January 4, 2005
2
3