Current and Emerging Issues in Law & Tech
1.5 substantive credits
Penn Law IP experts talk about the future copyright implications of the imminent Oracle v. Google decision, new vertical merger guidelines from the FTC, and the Van Buren case dealing with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Herbert Hovenkamp is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2008 won the Justice Department’s John Sherman Award for his lifetime contributions to antitrust law. In 2012 he served on the ABA’s Committee to advise the President-elect on antitrust matters.
Cynthia Dahl is the Director of the Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic, a “teaching law firm” at Penn Law giving students the chance to help clients set and implement IP strategy. She specializes in the business applications of intellectual property and technology, and writes and speaks extensively around the country about teaching in this area. Before joining Penn Law, Cynthia was Senior IP Counsel for TruePosition, Inc. a Liberty Media-owned international wireless location company.
Shyamkrishna Balganesh’s scholarship focuses on understanding how intellectual property law and innovation policy can benefit from the use of ideas, concepts, and structures from different areas of the common law, especially private law. His most recent work examines the intellectual history of U.S. copyright law, showing how it evolved from a private law regime to a public law based system.
Moderator: Christopher Yoo
Christopher Yoo has emerged as one of the nation’s leading authorities on law and technology. Recognized as one of the most cited scholars in administrative and regulatory law as well as intellectual property, his major research projects include studying innovative ways to connect more people to the Internet; using technological principles to inform how the law can promote optimal interoperability; protecting privacy and security for autonomous vehicles, medical devices, and the Internet’s routing architecture; comparing antitrust enforcement practices in China, Europe, and the U.S.; copyright theory; and network neutrality.