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24th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute

Sponsor: BCLT
The launch of the UPC could significantly alter patent law around the world. Whether you are a patent litigator, a patent prosecutor, or product counsel you need to understand this new global landscape and the impact that it could have on your existing domestic practices. This year, we bring you a special focus on the future of innovation protection in this changing environment. We have an intriguing fireside chat between the Director of the United States Patent Office and the Director of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. We also have two keynotes from leading global jurists and thought leaders on protecting innovation: Hon. Dr. Klaus Grabinski, the President of the UPC Court of Appeal, and Lord Justice Colin Birss, U.K.’s Deputy Head of Civil Justice.
 


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4th Annual BTLJ-BCLT Fall Symposium – California Constitutional Privacy at 50: Power of State Law and Promoting Racial Justice in the Digital Age

Sponsor: BCLT
The fall symposium, California Constitutional Privacy at 50: Power of State Law and Promoting Racial Justice in the Digital Age, will bring together leading academics and practitioners actively working on California privacy as well as diverse thinkers with perspectives from around the country. Together, we will explore the landscape of California’s constitutional right to privacy at age 50, highlight how the right is currently used to promote racial justice and other social progress, and discuss new creative and intersectional uses of state constitutional rights to privacy to defend and promote justice in the digital age. Movements for racial justice and broader civil rights are more critical today than ever. But in a digital world reliant on technology to communicate, mobilize, and access necessities, our lives, and rights are increasingly shaped by the way technology is built and deployed. The importance of state constitutions to protect and promote rights has become even more salient given recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions – including Dobbs – and the reality of a federal judiciary that is increasingly hostile to civil rights. We look forward to having you participate in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal’s fourth annual technology and racial justice symposium, hosted with the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Coalition of Minorities in Technology Law, Privacy Law at Berkeley, and Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice.
 


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Symposium Celebrating Pamela Samuelson

Sponsor: BCLT
This program does not offer MCLE. Berkeley Law and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology will be hosting an event to honor the career and impact (so far!) of our dear colleague Pamela Samuelson. Pamela Samuelson is the Richard M. Sherman ’74 Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California at Berkeley and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. She teaches courses on intellectual property, cyberlaw, and information privacy. She has written and spoken extensively about the challenges that new information technologies pose for traditional legal regimes, especially for intellectual property law. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Contributing Editor of Communications of the ACM, a past Fellow of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and an Honorary Professor of the University Samuelson Committee testimony photoof Amsterdam. She is a co-founder and chair of the Board of Directors for Authors Alliance, a nonprofit whose mission is to facilitate authorship in the public interest. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as well as a Fellow of the Center for Democracy & Technology, and a member of the Advisory Boards for Public Knowledge and the Electronic Privacy Information Center.