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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 US-China IP Conference

October 13, 2017
Loyola Law School
Los Angeles, 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 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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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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Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference

August 2018
UC Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, CA

Latest Research by BCLT Faculty and Fellows

Kenneth Bamberger (with Orly Lobel)
Platform Market Power, 32 Berkeley Technology Law Journal (forthcoming 2017)

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

Chris Hoofnagle
What We Buy When We “Buy Now, 165 University of Pennsylvania Law Review (2017)

Sonia Katyal
 The Numerus Clausus of Sex, University of Chicago Law Review (2017)

Peter S. Menell
Rise of the API Copyright Dead?: An Updated Epitaph for Copyright Protection of Network and Functional Features of Computer Software, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology Special Issue: Software Interface Copyright (forthcoming 2017-18)

Robert Merges
What Kind of Rights Are Intellectual Property Rights? Oxford Handbook of IP Law (Forthcoming 2017)

Deirdre Mulligan  
Privacy is an Essentially Contested Concept: a Multi-dimensional Analytic for Mapping Privacy, Philosophical Transactions Royal Society Publishing (2016)

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

Pamela Samuelson
Functionality and Expression in Computer Programs, 31 Berkeley Technology Law Journal (forthcoming, 2017)

Paul Schwartz (with Daniel Solove)
Privacy Law Fundamentals, (IAAP 2017)

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

Molly Van Houweling
Disciplining the Dead Hand of Copyright: Durational Limits on Remote Control Property, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology 53 (2017)