Upcoming Events



18th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

December 14-15, 2017
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA

Co-organized by BCLT and Stanford Law School, the APLI presents a roster of judges, academics, litigators, patent prosecutors, and senior IP counsel from major corporations offering a results-oriented, in-depth look at the latest developments in patent law and practice. 

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Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum: Silicon Valley

March 23, 2018
Four Seasons
East Palo Alto, CA
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Bridging academia and practice, this full-day conference brings together in-house counsel from leading tech companies, practicing lawyers, technologists, regulators, privacy advocates and academics. Faculty from the UC Berkeley School of Law will share their latest research and analysis, and leading privacy experts from law firms and companies will offer fresh insight and practical advice on meeting urgent privacy challenges.

22nd 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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11th Annual Conference on Legal Frontiers in Digital Media

May 17-18, 2018
Mountain View, 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.

11th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference

May 30-31, 2018
George Washington University

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.

Annual US-China IP Conference

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The US-China IP Conference brings together senior policymakers, academics and practitioners from China and the U.S. to discuss important topics.