March 23, 2018
East Palo Alto, CA
Bridging academia and practice,this full-day conference brings together in-house counsel from leading tech companies, practicing lawyers, technologists, regulators, privacy advocates, and academics. Faculty from the UC Berkeley School of Law will share their latest research and analysis, and leading privacy experts from law firms and companies will offer fresh insight and practical advice on meeting urgent privacy challenges.
Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium
The Administrative Law of Intellectual Property
April 12 & 13, 2018
The substantive law of intellectual property (IP) gets more than its fair share of attention from legal scholars and practitioners. There are, however, many important administrative law issues that affect the IP field. This two-day symposium turns a spotlight on a wide range of these issues in a cross-cutting fashion, comparing similarities and differences in administrative agency practices and policies in the patent, copyright, and trademark fields. Among the questions to be addressed: Should the Copyright Office become an independent agency or be merged with the Patent & Trademark Office? Will the Supreme Court, in the Oil States case, uphold the constitutionality of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings to adjudicate patent validity? How much deference should federal courts give to IP agency rule-making, issuances, and policy pronouncements? Should there be small claims courts for patent and copyright infringement?
Annual Conference on Legal Frontiers in Digital Media
May 17 & 18, 2018
Mountain View, CA
May 30 & 31, 2018
George Washington University
Organized jointly by BCLT and the George Washington University Law School, PLSC assembles a wide array of privacy law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss current issues and foster greater connections between academia and practice.
Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference
August 9 & 10, 2018
Annual US-China IP Conference
The Role of the Courts in Patent Law and Policy
BCLT Privacy Lecture
Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
2680 Bancroft Way
Maria Brincker is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has published on a range of topics having to do with concrete aspects of our embodiment and our social and technological embeddedness, and how these dynamically shape our brains, minds and agency. She holds a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center and was previously an Arts and Neuroscience Fellow at the Italian Academy at Columbia University.
Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley
December 6-7, 2018
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA
Co-organized by BCLT and Stanford Law School, the APLI presents a roster of judges, academics, litigators, patent prosecutors, and senior IP counsel from major corporations offering a results-oriented, in-depth look at the latest developments in patent law and practice.