Jay Dratler, Jr., Ph.D., J.D.

My blogs

About me

Industry Education
Occupation Goodyear Professor of Intellectual Property, Emeritus
Location New Mexico and Ohio, United States
Introduction This blog reflects a quarter century of study and forty years of careers in science/engineering (7 years), law practice (8 years) and law teaching (25 years). A short bio and legal publication list appear here. My pre-retirement 2010 CV appears here. As I get older, I find myself thinking more like an engineer and less like a lawyer or law professor. Our “advocacy” professions—law, politics, public relations and advertising—train people to take a predetermined position and support it against all opposition. That’s not the best way to make things work—which is what engineers do. What gets me up in the morning is figuring out how things work and how to make them work better, whether they be vehicles, energy systems, governments or nations. This post explains my respect for math and why you’ll find lots of tables and a few graphs and equations on this blog. If you like that way of thinking, this blog is for you.
Interests GOALS of this Site are, (1) unusual opinions (not expressed elsewhere), (2) factual and mathematical accuracy, and (3) civility.