Uri Hacohen ’19

Uri HaCohen



Dissertation Committee: Peter Menell (Chair), Mark Gergen, Carl Shapiro

Dissertation Topic: Unjust Enrichment of Intellectual Property Right Holders

Research Interests: Intellectual Property, Tort, Consumer Protection

Previous Degrees:

LL.M., Columbia University (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), New York, 2014
LL.B., Tel-Aviv University (Magna Cum Laude), Israel, 2012


Uri Hacohen is a doctoral student at Berkeley Law. Uri’s work focuses on intellectual property policy and access to innovation. In his dissertation, he is investigating the principles of unjust enrichment theory to remedy patent and copyright misuse in hope to strengthen user rights and defend the public domain. As a fellow in the Center for Technology, Society & Policy (CTSP) at the UC Berkeley School of Information, Uri is working on an empirical project meant to investigate social media user awareness to the rights they retain in their shared content.

Before coming to Berkeley Law, Uri received a master degree in law (LL.M.) from Columbia University and a bachelor degree in law (LL.B.) from Tel-Aviv University. Uri interned at a boutique intellectual property firm in Israel, and worked as an instructor for the Israeli Bar Association Publishing.