2002-2008 Events

The 1st Annual Privacy Scholars Conference

June 12 – 13, 2008
The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC

The PLSC aims to assemble 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. Our goal is to enhance ties within the privacy law community and to facilitate dialogue between the different parts of that community (academy, government, industry, and public interest).

April 2008 Privacy Lecture

BCLT presented its 2008 Privacy Lecture — featuring an address by David Cole, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center — on the intersection between privacy and national security law. Responses to Professor Cole’s 2008 BCLT Privacy Lecture were be made by David S. Kris, Esq. and Professor John Yoo. The moderator of the 2008 BCLT Privacy Lecture will be Paul M. Schwartz, Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley School of Law.

April 2008 Online Advertising

April 18, 2008

With the explosive growth of online advertising, businesses and their counsel must be aware of new technologies, their legal implications, and evolving legal risks in the field. The Law and Business of Online Advertising brought together academics, practitioners, business leaders, and technology experts to discuss legal, policy, and technical developments in online marketing. 

12th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium

BCLT’s Twelfth Annual Symposium will explore the role of intellectual property, and in particular patent law, on entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. We will discuss the current state of knowledge about the field of IP & entrepreneurship and our plans for empirical and theoretical research.

11th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium

BCLT’s 11th Annual Symposium will draw attention to a range of issues from technological, business, academic, artistic, and public interest sectors in the United States and abroad. We expect a diverse audience of high tech lawyers, information technology and content industry representatives, technologists, and policymakers.

August 2006 IPSC

August 10 – 11, 2006
Boalt Hall School of Law

BCLT and the Stanford Program in LST co-hosted the 6th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference. The IP Scholars Conference brought together over 120 intellectual property scholars to discuss their works-in-progress.

10th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium

March 2 – 4, 2006

Most scientists concur that human embryonic stem cell research holds considerable promise for advancing human health. Foundational legal and policy issues remain to be resolved – from intellectual property rights to other ownership issues (e.g., the form of donor consent), to how (and whether) the state of California should expect to recoup its investment in the research, to name just a few. This conference seeks to provide insights and recommendations from leading thinkers that will enable California’s bold initiative to be successful.

January 2006 Paris Antitrust

January 12 – 13, 2006
Ecole des Mines, Paris, France

This year’s focus was Balancing Antitrust and Regulation in  Network Industries: Evolving Approaches in Europe and United States.  The balance between Antitrust and Regulation was addressed in Telecommunications and Energy sectors by distinguished legal and economic scholars.

9th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium

April 1, 2005

Is spyware the latest form of malware, along with viruses, worms, spam, and file-sharing of illicit content? Should states or the federal government regulate spyware, or is effective regulation impossible given the global nature of the Internet and the ease with which off-shore servers can provide havens? These are among the questions that were addressed at the ninth annual conference, co-sponsored by BCLT and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.

8th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium

April 15 – 16, 2004

Along with the Federal Trade Commission and the National Academy of Sciences, BCLT brought together scholars, lawyers, and policy-makers to discuss both the substance of patent reform and how it might be implemented. Government officials, judges, academics, lawyers, and industry representatives convened to discuss the most significant recommendations made in the FTC and NAS reports and decided where to go from there.

7th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium

February 27 – March 1, 2003

What will Digital Rights Management technologies mean for the future of information? This pivotal conference assembled the leading thinkers from industry, academia, government, and the nonprofit sector to confronting the many controversies surrounding digital rights management.