2010 Events

11th Annual Silicon Valley Advanced Patent Law Institute

December 9 – 10, 2010
Four Seasons Hotel
Palo Alto, CA

Come to Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley and join leading judges, academics and practitioners for two days of in-depth presentations. The nationally-recognized faculty includes IP counsel from Apple, Cisco, Yahoo! and Mozilla, practitioners from around the nation, and academics from Stanford and Berkeley.

The Legal System and Patent Damages

October 18, 2010
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley

This day long conference will feature:

  • academic panel,
  • corporate counsel panel,
  • keynote address by Chief Judge Randall Rader (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit),
  • trial attorney panel,
  • appellate panel, and
  • judges panel.

Open Innovation Forum with Chadbourne & Parke LLP

September 29, 2010

To help business principals and legal risk managers consider the challenges and opportunities of Open Innovation, Chadbourne & Parke LLP together with the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology will host an interactive workshop to explore this topic from a variety of angles, drawing upon the contributions of leading proponents from policy, academic, law practitioner and business circles. The ultimate goal of the workshop is to enable a more sophisticated understanding of the risk/reward ratios presented by various Open Innovation models, and how risk management initiatives and regulation can be fine tuned to allow organizations to leverage Open Innovation models for business success while minimizing harm to the enterprise and its end users or customers.

Launching the USPTO Economics Research Agenda

September 10, 2010

On Friday, September 10, 2010, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) hosted a joint conference in Berkeley, CA. At the event, the USPTO unveiled the newly formed Office of the Chief Economist’s economic research agenda. Participants from academia and industry were invited to share their perspectives and discuss their own IP-related research.

10th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference

August 12 – 13, 2010
CITRIS Building, Sutardja Dai Hall

The IP Scholars Conference brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress and to listen and discuss others’ works. The format of the conference is designed to facilitate open discussion and to help scholars hone their ideas. Papers presented will be works-in-progress that can benefit from the commentary and revision provided by participants in IPSC.

The 3rd Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference

June 3 – 4, 2010

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).

The U.S. International Trade Commission

May 17, 2010

This conference will discuss the ITC’s growing role in patent adjudication, its distinctive case investigation practices, and how ITC investigations compare to district court patent litigation.  Patent litigators and in-house counsel will get to hear from many of the ITC’s key personnel and learn first-hand how this important patent enforcement institution functions.

Copyright @ 300

The tricentennial of the Statute of Anne is a suitable occasion for looking back at the law’s influence on the history and evolution of the Anglo-American copyright tradition. It is also an opportunity to look forward — to explore how the lessons from this history might help us surmount the challenges that lie ahead for copyright law in the twenty-first century.

Privacy – An Endless Debate?

April 5, 2010
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Boalt Hall Room 110

In this lecture, Professor Spiros Simitis will begin by discussing the famous article by William Prosser, Privacy, which appeared in the California Law Review fifty years ago. He will also describe and analyze the gradual replacement of traditional privacy approaches by modern information privacy statutes, which are termed “data protection laws.” He concludes with a depiction of the increasingly awkward situation of privacy against the background of a constantly expanding Internet.

What’s New for Law & Policy About Cloud Computing?

As more and more computing activity shifts to the cloud, individuals and corporations are entrusting their data and its processing to third parties operating in a virtualized computing environment. Bringing together experts from government, corporations, academia, and law firms, the conference will address the new legal and policy questions that will have to be addressed in the cloud.

Federal Trade Commission Privacy Roundtable – Booth Auditorium

January 28, 2010

The second roundtable will focus on how technology affects consumer privacy, including its role in both raising privacy concerns and enhancing privacy protections. The roundtable will include specific discussions on cloud computing, mobile computing, and social networking. Details regarding the third and final roundtable, which will take place on March 17, 2010, in Washington, DC, will be announced at a later date.