BCLT Events



Session 2: Wednesday, October 27
Session 3: Wednesday, November 10
Session 4: Wednesday, December 1
Virtual Event

Intellectual property law in China is undergoing rapid change, with profound implications for the world. Following our successful 2020 launch series on Chinese intellectual property law, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology will present a second series of webinars, beginning October 6. The focus of this year’s series is on IP enforcement.

For more info and to register go here

Prof. Dorothy E. Roberts

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021
3:30 – 5:30 P.M. (PT)
Virtual Event

Dorothy Roberts is the George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at the University of Pennsylvania. Her pathbreaking work in law and public policy focuses on social justice issues related to reproductive freedom, child welfare, and biopolitics.

In her 2021 BCLT Privacy Lecture, Prof. Roberts will explore themes from her forthcoming book on family policing. As predictive technologies are integrated into the child protection services and foster care systems, her analysis of the nature and impact of government surveillance on families will be especially timely.

22nd Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute

December 9-10, 2021
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Co-organized with 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. 

February 24, 2022
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley
East Palo Alto, CA

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.

New Virtual Series Added!

We are very excited to announce that we are expanding the PLF program! We are adding a series of two virtual, two-session programs covering timely, privacy-related topics and culminating with our in-person main event in February. The programs are scheduled for October and January.
Day 2 – Late January, Details TBA
Census Use of Differential Privacy

25th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium:
The Emergent Right to Repair

April 22, 2022
International House, UC Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue

General Public: $225
Academics, Nonprofits, NGOs, and Government: $50
Lawyers 6 years or less out of law school: $50
Berkeley Law Students: complimentary

This symposium will consider the complex, overlapping set of policy questions at the center of the repair debate. How do restrictions on repair, or their elimination, affect competition? How might policymakers resolve potential tensions between the right to repair and the intellectual property rights of device makers? Would the consumer benefits of open repair markets outweigh their risks? And what legislative solutions or other policy interventions are best-suited to address these questions?

Summer 2021 – Fall 2021
Virtual Event

Talk IV – Date TBA: The 5G+ / IoT Challenges
In 2021, the Asia IP and Technology Law Project will host a four-part virtual series, which aims to facilitate in-depth conversations to address the underlying pervasive issues fueling these key challenges. Hopefully, these conversations can also serve as part of the basis to building more consensus and cooperation into the landscape of international SEP jurisprudence. 

Each webinar will last 75 – 90 minutes. This online series is free, and CLE credit will be provided. Dr. Yuan Hao will moderate this series.

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Nathalie Coletta at natcoletta@berkeley.edu or 510-643-5518 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 business days in advance of the event.