Established in 1995, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) is a multidisciplinary research center at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. The first of its kind, BCLT has garnered worldwide distinction for its research and instructional program exploring the most pressing technology law and policy issues.


BCLT Signature Events

Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference

August 10 & 11, 2017
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
New York, NY
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Annual BCLT Privacy Lecture:
Professor Christine L. Borgman
Open Data, Trust, and Stewardship: Universities at the Privacy Frontier

November 16, 2017
3:30 PM 
The Faculty Club
Berkeley, CA
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The Role of the Courts in Patent Law and Policy

November 3, 2017
Washington, D.C.
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Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

December 14-15, 2017
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA
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Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum: Silicon Valley

March 23, 2018
Four Seasons
East Palo Alto, CA
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Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium
The Administrative Law of Intellectual Property

April 12-13, 2018
International House
UC Berkeley
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Annual Conference on Legal Frontiers in Digital Media

May 17-18, 2018
Mountain View, CA  

Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference

May 30-31, 2018
George Washington University

Washington, D.C.
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Latest Research by BCLT Faculty and Fellows

Catherine Crump
Surveillance Policy Making by ProcurementWashington Law Review (2016)

Chris Hoofnagle
Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy, Cambridge University Press (2015)

Sonia Katyal
Infrastructural Entitlements and the Civil Right to TechnologyUC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2716368 (2016)

Peter S. Menell
Rise of the API Copyright Dead?: An Updated Epitaph for Copyright Protection of Network and Functional Features of Computer Software, UC Berkeley School of Law (2017)

Robert Merges & Justin Hughes
Copyright and Distributive Justice
92 Notre Dame Law Review (2016)

Deirdre Mulligan & Kenneth Bamberger
Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and EuropeThe MIT Press (2015)

Tejas Narechania  
Patent Conflicts, 103 Georgetown Law Journal 1483 (2015)

Pamela Samuelson
Strategies for Discerning the Boundaries of Copyright and Patent Protections, 92 Notre Dame Law Review 1493 (2017) 

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

Jennifer Urban, Brianna L. Schofield & Joe Karaganis
Notice and Takedown in Everyday PracticeUC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2755628  (2016)

Molly Van Houweling
Exhaustion and Personal Property Servitudes, Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Exhaustion and Parallel Imports (2016)