2018 Events

Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference

May 30th & 31st, 2018
George Washington Law 
Washington, D.C.

Organized jointly by BCLT and the George Washington University Law School, PLSC assembles 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.

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Annual Conference on Legal Frontiers in Digital Media

May 17 & 18, 2018 
Misson Bay Conference Center
San Francisco, CA

In partnership with the Media Law Resource Center, BCLT co-hosts this annual conference, exploring emerging legal issues surrounding digital content in today’s multi-platform world.

Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium

The Administrative Law of Intellectual Property

April 12 & 13, 2018
International House
UC Berkeley

The substantive law of intellectual property (IP) gets more than its fair share of attention from legal scholars and practitioners. There are, however, many important administrative law issues that affect the IP field. This two-day symposium turns a spotlight on a wide range of these issues in a cross-cutting fashion, comparing similarities and differences in administrative agency practices and policies in the patent, copyright, and trademark fields. Among the questions to be addressed: Should the Copyright Office become an independent agency or be merged with the Patent & Trademark Office? Will the Supreme Court, in the Oil States case, uphold the constitutionality of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings to adjudicate patent validity? How much deference should federal courts give to IP agency rule-making, issuances, and policy pronouncements? Should there be small claims courts for patent and copyright infringement?

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BCLT Privacy Law Forum: Silicon Valley

March 23, 2018
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley
East Palo Alto, CA

This event offered a unique chance to engage with renowned members of the UC Berkeley faculty and leading privacy practitioners. 

Topics included:

  • the global diffusion (or not) of EU data protection principles;
  • new requirements for the explainability of algorithms; and
  • the possibility that antitrust principles can be used to address concerns around market power and privacy.

Berkeley law faculty will present their research-in-progress while in-house counsel, government regulators, advocates, and lawyers from major firms offer practical insights. The always popular “practitioners’ panel” will provide useful takeaways on how to cope with evolving litigation, enforcement, and counseling demands.

UC Berkeley School of Law certifies that this activity has been approved by the State Bar of California for 5.75 general hours Continuing Legal Education credit. 

This activity is IAPP credit approved for 5.5 CPEs, Category A.

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