Briefing Room

intellectual property and technology law

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Mixing science and the law

Coming into law school with an undergraduate or advanced degree in the sciences may not be the norm, but several graduates and current students said it’s a helpful background to have as they pursue positions in a variety of fields, from health to corporate law.

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Kaminski writes for The New York Times

Assistant Professor of Law Margot E. Kaminski, one of the country’s rising experts on law and technology, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times on why the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks should not be kept secret.

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The Future of Internet Regulation

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will present the opening policy keynote at the upcoming I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society symposium on March 27.

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Kaminski Writes Op-Ed for Slate

Assistant Professor of Law Margot E. Kaminski, one of the country’s rising experts on law and technology, wrote an article for Slate on the Federal Aviation Administration and drone regulations — and privacy.

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Kaminski Writes for Slate

Assistant Professor of Law Margot E. Kaminski, one of the country’s rising experts on law, technology, and drones, penned an article for Slate on the free-speech problems raised by regulating drones.

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Privacy, IP expert joins Moritz

When incoming Assistant Professor Margot Kaminski first began researching privacy, surveillance, technology and law, she was one of only a handful of people examining these legal gray areas with a fine tooth comb. Lately, she feels less alone in her passion for the subject.

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Note on drone surveillance wins Burton Award

In a recent ceremony at the Library of Congress, Jonathan Olivito ’14 received recognition for a note he published in the Ohio State Law Journal, entitled “Beyond the Fourth Amendment: Limiting Drone Surveillance Through the Constitutional Right to Informational Privacy.”

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Alumnus hits high notes with entertainment, IP practice

Leon Bass ’98 was hopeful he was headed for a career as a musician while playing in a band in college, but when things didn’t go as planned, he decided to find a new way to appreciate his passion for music.

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Symposium explores digital currency

A new way for consumers to pay for purchases online will be the focus of a Feb. 21 symposium: “In Bitcoin We Trust? A Forward Look at the Regulation, Use, and Growth of the Digital Currency.” Bitcoin is a digital currency introduced by open source software in 2009. It is now used in more than 62,000 commercial transactions daily.

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Gathering, usage of massive data to be examined in March

What do Facebook, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Security Agency, have in common? The answer lies in the gathering and use of massive data sets. Big Data Future will explore the possibilities for new enterprises grounded in Big Data to improve economic, social, and political life.

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NSA surveillance program focus of ‘draft symposium’

A journal led by faculty and students at Moritz has launched an online “working draft symposium” on the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency. “NSA Surveillance: Issues of Security, Privacy, and Civil Liberty” is only the second symposium in the wake of recent revelations on NSA’s bulk collection of data about Americans’ telephone and Internet communications.

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Moritz grad uses technological expertise as IP attorney

While an undergraduate student majoring in computer science at the University of Rochester, David Easwaran ’07 knew he was interested in technology. Through a minor in political science, he discovered he had an interest in law as well. “I decided to go to law school to try to put these two interests together,” he said. “It seems like something that not a lot of people do, and that’s how I started down the path of becoming a patent attorney.”

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