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As BCLT has broadened its mission beyond the intellectual property core to encompass electronic commerce, entertainment law, telecommunications regulation, cyberlaw, privacy, and many other areas of constitutional and business law that are affected by new information technologies. BCLT has developed the world’s most comprehensive and innovative program in law and technology. This program features three essential components:
- strong foundational courses taught by Berkeley Law faculty using their own leading casebooks;
- diverse, challenging and regularly updated advanced courses taught by leading faculty and practitioners; and
- closely supervised analytic writing- and research-oriented courses with a specific emphasis on law and technology issues.
A highlight of the semester, this seminar will explore cutting-edge issues in intellectual property scholarship, with students commenting upon forthcoming articles by scholars here at Berkeley and elsewhere. Held every Tuesday, a different speaker will be featured each week.
The schedule of speakers with links to their bios and papers are listed below. Even if you are not registered for the class, you can still attend by emailing either Professor Peter Menell or Professor Molly Van Houweling. If the paper title is not linked below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of that person's paper.
|Sept. 2||Matthew Rimmer, Associate Professor, Australian National University College of Law||Tesla Motors: Intellectual Property, Open Innovation, and the Carbon Crisis|
|Sept. 9||Molly S. Van Houweling, Professor of Law, Berkeley Law||The Dead Hand of Copyright|
|Sept. 16||Petra Moser, Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford University||Compulsory Licensing – Did Patent Violations During the Great War Discourage Invention?|
|Sept. 23||Robert P. Merges, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law, Berkeley Law||A Few Kind Words for Absolute Infringement Liability in Patent Law|
|Sept. 30||Shyamkrishna Balganesh, Professor of Law, Penn Law||Unplanned Coauthorship|
|Oct. 7||Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law||Justifications for Copyright Limitations & Exceptions|
|Oct. 14||Paul Heald, Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Research Professor of Law, Illinois Law||How Copyright Keeps Works Disappeared|
|Oct. 21||Peter S. Menell, Koret Professor of Law, Berkeley Law||Adapting Copyright for the Mashup Generation|
|Oct. 28||Dotan Oliar, Class of 1966 Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law||Copyright Registrations: Who, What, When, Where, and Why|
|Nov. 4||Peter C. DiCola, Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern Law||Goals: The Economics of Choosing Objectives for Innovation and Creativity|
|Nov. 11||Veteran's Day Holiday - no class|
|Nov. 18||David Nimmer, Professor from Practice, UCLA Law||Aereo, Copyright’s Public Performance Right, and Ramifications for Cloud Computing (co-authored with Shyam Balganesh and Peter Menell)|
|Nov. 25||Colleen V. Chien, Associate Professor of Law, Santa Clara Law||Rethinking Patent Disclosure|
|Dec. 2||Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, Duke Law||Manufacturing Barriers to Biosimilar Entry|
Each year, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and BCLT publish the Annual Review of Law and Technology, which includes two dozen student articles on the leading developments of the prior year. Other opportunities for students to develop their skills include working with the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, the first student-edited journal to focus on the intersection of law and technology. Many students go beyond these curricular opportunities, working with BCLT to organize important educational, public policy and research events throughout the academic year. The Center provides students with many opportunities to meet leading practitioners in the law and technology field. More than 40 law firms and companies sponsor BCLT and participate in a wide variety of events at Boalt Hall. BCLT holds at least one major conference and multiple smaller roundtable events each year.