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The UC Berkeley School of Law highlights the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) with new Executive Director, Jim Dempsey, in its latest alumni magazine, The Transcript.

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Upcoming Events


Reception for US PTO Director, Michelle Lee

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
6:00 to 7:30 PM

Cooley LLP
101 California Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, cooperation with the San Francisco IP Law Association, is sponsoring a reception honoring Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Michelle K. Lee.

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15th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC) –Chicago, IL

August 6-7, 2015

25 E. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL
DePaul University, College of Law will host the 15th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference on August 6 and 7, 2015. The conference is sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law; the Intellectual Property and Information Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University; the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology, DePaul University College of Law; and the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology, Stanford Law School. The IP Scholars Conference brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress and listen and discuss others’ works. The format of the conference is designed to facilitate open discussion and to help scholars hone their ideas.

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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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
Protecting Privacy From Aerial Surveillance: Recommendations for Government Use of Drone Aircraft, American Civil Liberties Union (2011).

Chris Hoofnagle
The Price of ‘Free': Accounting for the Costs of the Internet’s Most Popular Price 61 UCLA L. Rev. 606 (2014), Jan Whittington co-author.

Peter S. Menell
This American Copyright Life: Reflections on Re-Equilibrating Copyright for the Internet Age
. UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2347674 (rev. 2014)

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

Deirdre Mulligan
Brief Amicus Curiae of People for the American Way Foundation in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellees, Hepting v. AT&T Corp., No. 06-17132 (9th Cir. 2007). (2014).

Pamela Samuelson & Jennifer Urban
Solving the Orphan Works Problem for the United States, Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2013 UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2323945 (2013).

Paul Schwartz
Reconciling Personal Information in the United States and European Union. 102 California Law Review (2014)

Molly Van Houweling
Land Recording and Copyright Reform
Berkeley Technology Law Journal (2013).