BCLT Events

 

2nd Annual Berkeley-Tsinghua Conference on Transnational IP Litigation

with Tsinghua University Law School
October 22, 2019
Clark Kerr Center, UC Berkeley Campus
 
 
A full-day conference, with CLE credit, aimed at in-house counsel and law firm attorneys, to enhance their understanding of how to handle cross border cases involving Chinese parties, including such hot issues as standards essential patents, the impact of the trade war, and on-line infringement. 
 


BCLT Privacy Lecture

Prof. Abraham Newman
Snowden’s Long Shadow: Recasting Domestic and Global Privacy Debates

November 7, 2019 
3:30-5:30 PM
UC Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, CA

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As national security and commercial data sharing issues have become intertwined, the politics of international privacy have been recast. In his BCLT Privacy Lecture, Prof. Newman will explore how privacy is no longer simply a legal tool to safeguard dignity but increasingly a highly politicized policy field used to protect citizens, firms and governments from foreign surveillance.

Abraham Newman is a professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown UniversityDirector of the Mortara Center for International Studies, and former chair of the European Union Studies Association. His latest book is Of Privacy and Power: the Transatlantic Struggle over Freedom and Security (with Henry Farrell, Princeton University Press 2019).

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Annual Conference on The Role of the Courts in Patent Law and Policy

with Georgetown Law
November 15, 2019
Washington, DC


Program on Pharma IP, including Patent Linkage

with Tsinghua Law School
December 2019
Dongsheng Science Park
Beijing


Conference on Adapting to the Trade War

December 2019
Dongsheng Science Park
Beijing


20th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

December 12 & 13, 2019
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto

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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.

AGENDA 


Semiconductor Patent Litigation

with the Semiconductor Industry Association
Early 2020
SF Bay Area


24th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium

February 27-28, 2020
Berkeley

“The Roles of Technology Expertise in Law and Policy” 

This symposium will explore how expertise about technology and its impacts is generated, introduced, and used in making legal and policy decisions. As more legislation, litigation, and regulation involves technological matters (especially those involving digital technologies), we want to consider how expertise about the design and implications of technology informs decision-making: what has worked well, what has not worked, and how technological expertise can be better used. We aim to examine and assess reliance on expertise about technology across all three branches of government and at the federal, state and local levels. Among the questions we want to ask: What should be considered an issue of technological expertise and what should be considered a question of law or politics? Should Congress recreate an Office of Technology Assessment? What lessons can be learned from the ways federal agencies obtain and use technological expertise? In technologically complex cases, should judges appoint experts, technical advisers, or special masters or rely on attorneys and litigants’ experts?

Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Judicial Institute and the Internet Policy Research Initiative at MIT.

Made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


BCLT Privacy Law Forum

March 20, 2020
Palo Alto

Bridging academia and practice, this full-day conference brings together in-house counsel from leading tech companies, practicing lawyers, 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, companies, and government agencies will offer fresh insight and practical advice on meeting urgent privacy challenges.


Annual Conference on Legal Frontiers in Digital Media

with Media Law Resource Center
May 14-15, 2020
San Francisco

In partnership with the Media Law Resource Center, BCLT co-hosts this annual conference, exploring emerging legal issues surrounding digital content in today’s multi-platform world.


Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference

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.

with George Washington Law School
June 4-5, 2020
Washington, DC
 

20th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

December 10 & 11, 2020
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto

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.