Professor Janicke teaches in the fields of evidence and intellectual property law. His J.D. degree is from New York University. After serving three years in the Navy JAG Corps, he obtained his LL.M. in Patent & Trade Regulation Law from George Washington University. At the same time, he clerked for Judge Donald Lane at the U.S. Court of Customs & Patent Appeals.

Professor Janicke was in private practice with Arnold White & Durkee in Houston from 1971 until his appointment to the UH law faculty in 1992. His practice was primarily in patent litigation. Upon joining the law faculty, he became a co-director of the UH intellectual property program and was one of the principal shepherds of the program’s growth to one of the most highly recognized IP programs in the country.

Recent Publications:

Modern Patent Litigation (Carolina Academic Press) (4th edition 2017)

Patent Venue: Half Christmas Pie and Half Crow, 2017 Patently-O Patent Law Journal 13.

The Imminent Outpouring From the Eastern District of Texas, 2017 Patently-O Patent Law Journal 1.

Lake Michigan Water Diversion: A Brief Legal History (2014), at

The Patent Infringement Cases On Wastewater Treatment In The Great Lakes Region (2014), at

An Interim Proposal for Fixing Ex Parte Patent Reexamination’s Messy Side, 4 HLRe 43 (2013)

The Judicial Panel On Multidistrict Litigation: Now A Strengthened Traffic Cop for Patent Venue," 32 The Review of Litigation 497 (2013)

"Overview of the New Patent Law of the United States," 21 Tex. Intellec. Prop. L.J. 63 (2013)

"The Patent Malpractice Thicket, Or Why Justice Holmes Was Right," 50 Hous. L. Rev. 437 (2012)

"A Need for Clearer Language About Patent Law," 11 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 457 (2012)

"A Commentary on the New United States Patent Law," 60 Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz Und Urheberrecht International Teil 887 (2011)

"Implementing the Adequate Remedy At Law After eBay," 52 IDEA Intellectual Property Law Review 163 (2011)

"Venue Transfers From the Eastern District of Texas -- Case-By-Case Or An Endemic Problem? Landslide [A.B.A. Intellectual Property Section magazine] (March 2010)

"Patent Venue and Convenience Transfer: New World Or Small Shift? 11 N.C.J.L. & Tech. On. 1 (2009)

Die Reform des U.S. Patentrechts im Jahr 2007, 56 Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht International Teil 791 (2007)

Patent Jury Verdicts: Myths and Realities, Intellectual Property Today (July 2007) 18

Four Key Points in the Current Patent Reform Effort in the United States, 5 Icfai J. Intell. Prop. Rights 14 (November 2006) (Hyderabad, India)

Two Unsettled Areas of the Federal Circuit’s Patent Jurisdiction, 11 Va. J. L. & Tech. 1 (2006)

Who Wins Patent Infringement Cases? 34 Am. Intell. Prop. L. Assoc. Q.J. 1 (2006)
(with LiLan Ren) [for the database referenced in this article, click here]

On the Causes of Unpredictability of Federal Circuit Decisions in Patent Cases, 3 Northwestern J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 93 (2005); reprinted in 4 ICFAI J. Intell. Prop. Rights, August 2006
(New Delhi, India)

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