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.




ChIPs Women in Tech, Law and Policy Global Summit 2016

September 14-16, 2016
Mandarin Oriental
Washington, DC

Entrepreneurs, judges, policymakers, in-house counsel, IP practitioners and Berkeley’s own Pam Samuelson examine the latest developments in IP, with sessions on patents, copyright, trade secrets, tech transactions, and diversity.


The 5th Annual US-China IP Conference: Intellectual Property and Economic Transformation 知识产权与经济转型

November 14-15, 2016
Shenzhen, China

Co-hosts: China Renmin University IP Academy, BCLT, and Loyola Law School Los Angeles

The 5th US-China IP Conference will bring together senior policymakers, judges, academics and international practitioners from China and the United States to discuss five important topics:  (1) Recent Developments in Trade Secrets Law; (2) Privacy Protection under the Information Age; (3) Recent Developments in the Entertainment Law; (4) Patent Commercialization; and (5) Brand Protection. 



Thursday, October 6, 2016
3:30 PM 
Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
Yale Law School Dean (and former UC Berkeley law professor) Robert Post, one of the nation’s leading constitutional scholars, will present the 9th Annual Privacy Lecture, with comments by Leslie Kendrick, U Va Law School, and  Eugene Volokh, UCLA Law School.

The 17th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

December 8 & 9, 2016
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA

Latest Research by BCLT Faculty and Fellows

Kenneth A. Bamberger & 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 & Kenneth Bamberger
Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and Europe. The MIT Press (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)

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

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