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Upcoming Events

September 2015 Multistakeholder Meeting on Vulnerability Disclosure

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Booth Auditorium
UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) will convene the first meeting of a multistakeholder process concerning collaboration between security researchers and software and system developers and owners to address security vulnerability disclosure on September 29, 2015, at the University of California, Berkeley.
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4th Annual US-China IP Conference: Best Practices for Innovation and Creativity (“创新驱动发展的最佳实践”)

October 8-9, 2015
(all day Oct. 8 and the morning of Oct. 9)
UC Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, CA
The Berkeley Center for Law & TechnologyLoyola Law School, Los Angeles, and Renmin University of China Law School are organizing the annual conference to compare developments and trends in two countries critical for any IP creation and protection strategy: China and the United States. Leading scholars, government officials and practicing lawyers from China will join US experts to examine vital current topics.

Privacy Law Scholars Conference – Amsterdam

Monday, October 26, 2015
De Bazel Café & Conference Center
Vijzelstraat 32
1017 HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Berkeley Law and the University of Amsterdam will hold the first Privacy Law Scholars Conference in Europe. PLSC is a paper workshop, with the purpose of improving the quality of privacy scholarship. 

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The ChIPs Women in IP Global Summit 2015, Tenth Anniversary Celebration – Washington, DC

October 27-28, 2015
Mandarin Oriental
Washington, DC 

The ChIPs Women in IP Global Summit 2015, Tenth Anniversary Celebration, will be held on October 27-28 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

This year’s Summit celebrates ChIPs’ tenth anniversary and will be held at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. The full-day Summit will take place on October 28th and includes substantive speakers and panel discussions on unconscious bias, women leaders in the law, patent reform, tech trends and CEOs.

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Hogan Lovells’ Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Group presents Law in the Global Marketplace Symposium – Santa Clara, CA

November 4, 2015
California Mission Room, Benson Memorial Center,
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 

Emerging technologies. Rapidly evolving markets. Changing regulatory frameworks. Businesses around the globe are affected by these influences. And IP plays a central role. Hogan Lovells, Santa Clara University’s High Tech Law Institute, and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology are bringing together the IP industry’s thought leaders to discuss these issues and start a conversation around how to turn them into IP opportunities.

For the second year, the Law in the Global Marketplace Symposium offers an interactive, full-day CLE program. It will feature four panel discussions and three keynote addresses.

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The Seventh Annual Patent Law and Policy Conference – Washington, DC

November 6, 2015
Georgetown University Law Center

Gewirz Student Center
120 F Street, NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20001

Georgetown Law and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology are proud to host the seventh iteration of the Patent Law and Policy Conference on November 6, 2015. The program will run from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm and is located at Georgetown University Law Center.

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The 8th Annual Privacy Lecture – “Is Personal Information a Public Good?”

November 12, 2015
Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall
UC Berkeley Campus
Berkeley, CA

Much of the debate (or hype) surrounding analytics and big data assume that economic theory predicts data sharing is an unalloyed public good, an economic win-win for data holders and data subjects. The results from economic research on data sharing and privacy prove far more nuanced than that. Even within a purely “hardcore” economic framework more data and less privacy are not always the best, whether in terms of aggregate or individual welfare.

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Open Data: Towards Responsible Uses

November 20, 2015
New York University
New York, NY 

In April 2015, BCLT hosted the Open Data: Addressing Privacy, Security, and Civil Rights Challenges Symposium> on the privacy, security, and civil rights challenges involved in the open data movement. On November 20th, New York University’s Helen Nissenbaum will host a continuation and expansion of the dialog. Please save the date for our Open Data: Toward Responsible Uses event. This one-day event will focus on responsible uses of open data, and contemplate whether and how the principles of open data should could apply to privately-owned databases.
Approved CLE credit by the State Bar of California will be available.
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The 16th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

December 10 & 11, 2015
Four Seasons Hotel
2050 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA

A nationally recognized faculty of leading judges, professors, litigators, patent attorneys and senior IP counsel from major corporations attended the Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley (APLISV).
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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

Catherine Crump
TED talk on automatic license plate readers, (2014).

Chris Hoofnagle
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)

Robert Merges
Economics of Intellectual Property Law. Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Francesco Parisi, eds., Forthcoming (2014).

Deirdre Mulligan
Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and Europe. The MIT Press (with Kenneth Bamberger) (2014).

Pamela Samuelson
Possible Futures of Fair Use, 90 Wash. L. Rev. 815 (2015).

Paul Schwartz
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).