Gary A. Pulsinelli

Gary A. Pulsinelli
  • Associate Professor of Law

  • A.B., 1985, Harvard University
    Ph.D., 1994, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    J.D., 1997, University of California-Berkeley

  • Location: Room 366
  • Phone Number: 865-974-2828
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  • Courses Taught: Intellectual Property, Law, Science, and Technology, Patent Law, Antitrust Law, Legal Process I
  • Additional Information: Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Publications of Gary A. Pulsinelli

Professor Gary Pulsinelli joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Law in August 2001 after clerking for Judge S. Jay Plager on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Professor Pulsinelli earned his J.D. degree at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California-Berkeley in 1997, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. Prior to attending law school, he earned his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994, then continued his doctoral research as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Oncology.

His legal experience includes working as an associate in the Palo Alto , Calif., firm of Pennie & Edmonds in the area of biotechnology patent prosecution and related legal research. He also worked as a research associate in the Department of Biology at Harvard University and at I.G.B. Products, Ltd.



Biography of Gary A. Pulsinelli



Gary A. Pulsinelli, New Matter Isn’t Always Bad: Overcoming the International Best Mode Problem by Liberalizing Amendment Practice (manuscript in preparation).


Gary A. Pulsinelli, Fixing Festo: How the Foreseeability Test for the Doctrine of Equivalents Punishes Innovation (and What to Do about It) (manuscript in preparation).


Gary A. Pulsinelli, Harry Potter and the (Re)Order of the Artists: Are We Muggles or Goblins?, 87 Or. L. Rev. 1101 (2008).]
Gary A. Pulsinelli, Freedom to Explore: Using the Eleventh Amendment to Liberate Researchers at State Universities from Liability for Intellectual Property Infringements, 82 Wash. L. Rev. 275 (2007).


Gary A. Pulsinelli, Share and Share Alike: Increasing Access to Government-Funded Inventions under the Bayh-Dole Act, 7 Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech. 393 (2006).


Gary A. Pulsinelli, The Orphan Drug Act: What’s Right With It, 15 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 299 (1999).


Gary A. Pulsinelli & Howard M. Temin, High Rate of Mismatch Extension During Reverse Transcription in a Single Round of Retrovirus Replication, 91 Proc. Nat’l Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 9490 (1994).

Gary A. Pulsinelli & Howard M. Temin, Characterization of Large Deletions Occurring during a Single Round of Retrovirus Replication: Novel Deletion Mechanism Involving Errors in Strand Transfer, 65 J. Virology 4786 (1991).

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