BCLT Events

BCLT’s conferences bring together law firm attorneys, in-house counsel, judges, academics and others to explore the latest in patent law, privacy and other rapidly developing areas. Panels at our annual symposium present the diverse perspectives of government officials, advocates and academics.

Open Data Law and Policy Workshop

January 27

Location: UC Berkeley
Invitation Only
This workshop​ ​brings together a group of experts with informed and diverse perspectives on possible solutions to the challenges, legal ambiguities, and practical concerns of open data.


Biometrics Regulation: Global State-of-Play

22 & 23

Location: Virtual
Key Speakers: TBA
Leading global experts in the fields of law, social science and computer science discuss existing data protection regulations for biometrics and future pathways for ethical innovation. 


BCLT Annual Privacy Law Forum

8 & 9

Location: Virtual
Key Speakers: Paul Schwartz, BCLT & Chris Hoofnagle, BCLT
Bridging academia and practice, this conference brings together in-house counsel from leading tech companies, practicing lawyers, regulators, privacy advocates, and academics. 


BCLT Product Counsel Panel


Location: Goldberg Room, UC Berkeley
Key Speakers: Allison Schmitt, BCLT
This event is a panel and career fair for students interested in product counsel at tech companies. 


From the DMCA to the DSA: A Transatlantic Dialogue on Online Platform Liability and Copyright Law

6 & 7

Location: International House, UC Berkeley
Key Speakers: Pam Samuelson, BCLT; Erik Stallman, BCLT; Irene Roche-Laguna, European Commission’s DG CONNECT


BJESL Conference: Brand Protection in the Digital World


Location: Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley
Key Speakers: TBA 


Annual David E. Nelson Memorial Lecture & Career Fair


Location: University Club, Memorial Stadium, UC Berkeley
Key Speakers: TBA


Annual BCLT-MLRC Legal Frontiers in Digital Media Conference


Location: Google (Moutain View or San Francisco TBD) 
Key Speakers: TBA
Annual examination of emerging legal issues surrounding digital content in today’s multi-platform world.


Transpacific IP Scholars’ Conference with Tsinghua School of Law


Location: Beijing (with Online Broadcast)
Key Speakers: TBA


Annual BCLT Privacy Lecture


Location: University Club, California Memorial Stadium, UC Berkeley
Key Speakers: Daniel Solove, George Washington Law School 


BCLT 1L Recruiting Event 


Location: Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley
Key Speakers: TBA


24th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute 

7 & 8 

Location: Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University 
Key Speakers: TBA
Two days of in-depth discussions on patent law with panels of leading experts. 


2023 Event Planning in Progress

SEP litigation in Taiwan with Paul Hastings

Technology, Trade, and China

Sunwater Institute – Trade and IP

U.S.-China IP Dialogue (February 2023)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce China Dialogue (April 11-12)

Comparative Legal Ethics and the Role of Attorney-Client Discipline in Transnational Practice, with Fudan University, China (Late Summer/Fall 2023)

Recent Events

23rd Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute

December 8 and 9, 2022
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building
Stanford University


If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in an event, please contact Richard Fisk at rpfisk@berkeley.edu or 510-642-4712 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7 business days in advance of the event.

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