The 16th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley. More Information »
Open Data: Towards Responsible Uses
November 20, 2015
New York University
New York, NY
The 16th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley
December 10 & 11, 2015
Four Seasons Hotel
2050 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA
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Software IP: The 20th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium: Intellectual Property Protections for Computer Programs: What’s Going Right and What’s Going Wrong?
April 14 & 15, 2016
UC Berkeley School of Law
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank and its denial of Google’s petition for certiorari in the Oracle software copyright case, new uncertainties exist about the roles that patents and copyrights are and should be playing in the legal protection of computer software.
The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, in conjunction with the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, will host a symposium on April 14-15, 2016, in Berkeley, to consider the implications of the Alice and Oracle decisions, among others, on the software industry. It will bring together law and economics scholars, industry representatives, and practicing lawyers to consider what the courts are getting right and wrong and how intellectual property law ought to evolve to do a better job for the industry and the public that so depends on software these days.
The symposium will also include sessions on the roles of trade secrecy and trademark laws, as well as patents and copyrights. Also featured will be empirical research on the state of the software industry and the roles of IP rights and business models on which software developers rely beyond IP.
The 9th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference: Washington DC
June 2 & 3, 2016
George Washington University School of Law
2000 H Street, NW
PLSC assembles privacy law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss current issues and foster greater connections between academia and practice. It brings together privacy law scholars, privacy scholars from other disciplines (economics, philosophy, political science, computer science), and practitioners (industry, legal, advocacy, and government).
PLSC is a paper workshop. There are no published proceedings, and after the event, papers are not available. Because authors’ drafts are works in progress, we do not publicly release these writings, nor do we publicize them (no Tweeting, blogging, etc.), as authors’ ideas are often inchoate and need incubation for full development.
At PLSC, papers workshops are led by a “commenter” who facilitates a discussion among participants on an author’s paper. Authors are encouraged to participate in “listening” mode. There are no panels or talking head events at PLSC.
Latest Research by BCLT Faculty and Fellows
Kenneth A. Bamberger and Deirdre K. Mulligan
Privacy in Europe: Initial Data on Governance Choices and Corporate Practices. George Washington Law Review, Vol. 81, p. 1529, 2013
TED talk on automatic license plate readers, (2014).
Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy Cambridge University Press (2015).
Peter S. Menell
This American Copyright Life: Reflections on Re-Equilibrating Copyright for the Internet Age. (42nd Brace Lecture), 61 Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA 235 (2014)
Economics of Intellectual Property Law. Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Francesco Parisi, eds., Forthcoming (2014).
Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and Europe. The MIT Press (with Kenneth Bamberger) (2014).
Possible Futures of Fair Use, 90 Wash. L. Rev. 815 (2015).
Reconciling Personal Information in the United States and European Union. 102 California Law Review (2014)
Jennifer Urban & Chris Hoofnagle
Alan Westin’s Privacy Homo Economicus. 49 Wake Forest Law Review 261 (2014)
Molly Van Houweling
Land Recording and Copyright Reform, Berkeley Technology Law Journal (2013).