2015 Events

December 10 & 11, 2015
Four Seasons Hotel
2050 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA

A nationally recognized faculty of leading judges, professors, litigators, patent attorneys and senior IP counsel from major corporations attended the Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley (APLISV).

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Open Data: Towards Responsible Uses

November 20, 2015
New York University
New York, NY 

In April 2015, BCLT hosted the Open Data: Addressing Privacy, Security, and Civil Rights Challenges Symposium on the privacy, security, and civil rights challenges involved in the open data movement. On November 20th, New York University’s Helen Nissenbaum hosted a continuation and expansion of the dialog. This one-day event focused on responsible uses of open data and contemplated whether and how the principles of open data should could apply to privately-owned databases.
Approved CLE credit by the State Bar of California was available.

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The 8th Annual Privacy Lecture – “Is Personal Information a Public Good?”

November 12, 2015
Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall
UC Berkeley Campus

Berkeley, CA

Much of the debate (or hype) surrounding analytics and big data assume that economic theory predicts data sharing is an unalloyed public good, an economic win-win for data holders and data subjects. The results from economic research on data sharing and privacy prove far more nuanced than that. Even within a purely “hardcore” economic framework more data and less privacy are not always the best, whether in terms of aggregate or individual welfare.

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The Seventh Annual Patent Law and Policy Conference

November 6, 2015
Georgetown University Law Center

Gewirz Student Center
120 F Street, NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20001

Georgetown Law and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology were proud to host the seventh iteration of the Patent Law and Policy Conference on November 6, 2015. The program was held at the Georgetown University Law Center.

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Hogan Lovells’ Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Group presents Law in the Global Marketplace Symposium – Santa Clara, CA

November 4, 2015
California Mission Room, Benson Memorial Center
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 

Emerging technologies. Rapidly evolving markets. Changing regulatory frameworks. Businesses around the globe are affected by these influences. And IP plays a central role. Hogan Lovells, Santa Clara University’s High Tech Law Institute, and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology brought together the IP industry’s thought leaders to discuss these issues and start a conversation around how to turn them into IP opportunities.

For the second year, the Law in the Global Marketplace Symposium offered an interactive, full-day CLE program. It featured four panel discussions and three keynote addresses.

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The ChIPs Women in IP Global Summit 2015, Tenth Anniversary Celebration – Washington, DC

October 27-28, 2015
Mandarin Oriental
Washington, DC 

The ChIPs Women in IP Global Summit 2015, Tenth Anniversary Celebration, was held on October 27-28 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

This year’s Summit celebrated ChIPs’ tenth anniversary and was held at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. The full-day Summit took place on October 28th and included substantive speakers and panel discussions on unconscious bias, women leaders in the law, patent reform, tech trends and CEOs.

October 26, 2015
Oudemanhuispoort 4
1012 CN Amsterdam

Berkeley Law and the University of Amsterdam held the first Privacy Law Scholars Conference in Europe. PLSC is a paper workshop, with the purpose of improving the quality of privacy scholarship.

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October 8-9, 2015
(all day Oct. 8 and the morning of Oct. 9)
UC Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, CA
The Berkeley Center for Law & TechnologyLoyola Law School, Los Angeles, and Renmin University of China Law School  organized the annual conference to compare developments and trends in two countries critical for any IP creation and protection strategy: China and the United States. Leading scholars, government officials and practicing lawyers from China joined US experts to examine vital current topics.

Multistakeholder Meeting on Vulnerability Disclosure

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Booth Auditorium

UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

Berkeley Law hosted the first meeting of a multistakeholder process convened by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) concerning the collaboration between security researchers and software and system developers and owners to address security vulnerability disclosure.


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15th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference

August 6-7, 2015
DePaul University, College of Law
Chicago, IL

DePaul University, College of Law hosted the 15th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference on August 6 and 7, 2015. The conference was sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law; the Intellectual Property and Information Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University; the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology, DePaul University College of Law; and the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology, Stanford Law School. The IP Scholars Conference brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress and listen and discuss others’ works. The format of the conference is designed to facilitate open discussion and to help scholars hone their ideas.

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July 29, 2015
Cooley LLP
San Francisco, CA

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, cooperation with the San Francisco IP Law Association, sponsored a reception honoring Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Michelle K. Lee.

At 6:30, Director Lee offered brief remarks and take questions. 

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Cybersecurity Incidents – Liability and Response

July 23, 2015
Morrison & Foerster
San Francisco, CA

Morrison & Foerster and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) held a breakfast seminar examining current trends and developments in cybersecurity law, featuring speakers from private practice, government, and academia.

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The 8th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference

June 4-5, 2015
The Claremont Hotel
Berkeley, CA

PLSC assembles privacy law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss current issues and foster greater connections between academia and practice. It brings together privacy law scholars, privacy scholars from other disciples (economics, philosophy, political science, computer science), and practitioners (industry, legal, advocacy, and government). PLSC is an invitation-only conference.

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Legal Frontiers in Digital Media

The eighth annual conference on emerging legal issues surrounding digital publishing and content distribution.

Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA
May 14th & 15th, 2015

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The 19th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium: Open Data: Addressing Privacy, Security, and Civil Rights Challenges

April 17, 2015
Booth Auditorium

UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
Berkeley, CA

How can open data promote trust in government without creating a transparent citizenry?

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The 4th Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum: Silicon Valley

Friday, March 13, 2015
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA

The Privacy Law Forum explored key issues in data privacy and security, highlighting the many intersections between Berkeley Law scholarship and Silicon Valley practice.

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