East Palo Alto, CA
December 3-4, 2018
December 2, 2018
November 29-30, 2018
November 16, 2018
San Francisco, CA
CHINA Town Hall
October 9, 2018
We hosted the webcast presentation by Condoleezza Rice followed by a panel discussion on trade and innovation issues.
September 6 & 7, 2018
In the past few years, AI has become a highly visible and important sector of the software industry, having considerable commercial significance. AI’s rapid adoption in the public and private sectors (ranging from medical to military) has raised urgent legal and policy questions. This workshop will bring together legal academics and scholars from sociology, computer science, and the humanities researching the impacts of AI, AI specialists, and lawyers and policy experts from leading tech companies to address the overlaps of IP issues (e.g., who owns the outputs of AI systems) and issues of fairness, accountability, transparency, and interpretability, bias, accountability, and governance. One expected result of the workshop will be a short statement or paper by the organizers outlining areas of convergence in understanding the legal significance of AI advances, plus an agenda for further legal and policy research.
August 9 & 10, 2018
The IPSC brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress in order to benefit from the critique of colleagues. The conference is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law; the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology, DePaul University College of Law; the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology, Stanford Law School; and the Intellectual Property and Information Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.
May 30 & 31, 2018
George Washington Law
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.
May 17 & 18, 2018
Misson Bay Conference Center
San Francisco, CA
The Administrative Law of Intellectual Property
April 12 & 13, 2018
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?
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.
- 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.