Forthcoming Article on “Chilling Effects: Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use”

A forthcoming BTLJ Article by Jonathon Penney titled “Chilling Effects: Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use” has made international news. The Article discusses the results of the first empirical study of regulatory “chilling effects” of Wikipedia users associated with online government surveillance around the NSA/PRISM revelations in June 2013.

Standardizing Patent Examiner Training and Qualifications

H. Whei Hsueh ABSTRACT This comment relates to the third pillar, excellence in customer service, and in particular, … Continue Reading

“Excellence to the Public”: The Missed Pillar of Patent Quality in the USPTO’s Initiative

Charles Duan, Daniel Nazer, Ange Royall-Kahin, Vera Ranieri, and Julie P. Samuels In its February 5, 2015 Request … Continue Reading

How to Avoid Patent Cliffs: Product Hopping in the Pharma Sector

In May 2015, Mylan Pharmaceuticals appealed to the Third Circuit after the lower court dismissed its case against … Continue Reading

PTO Commentaries: Excellence in Work Products

American Chemical Society (ACS) Summary: The American Chemical Society (ACS) supports Proposal 1 under Pillar 1 since it … Continue Reading

Is Copyright Infringement a Strict Liability Tort?

IS COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT A STRICT LIABILITY TORT? By: Patrick R. Goold ABSTRACT Scholars and lawmakers routinely refer to … Continue Reading

Sovereignty Under Seige

SOVEREIGNTY UNDER SIEGE: CORPORATE CHALLENGES TO DOMESTIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DECISIONS By: Cynthia M. Ho ABSTRACT Countries face a … Continue Reading

Software Copyright’s Oracle from the Cloud

SOFTWARE COPYRIGHT’S ORACLE FROM THE CLOUD By: Lothar Determann & David Nimmer ABSTRACT Clouds are on the horizon … Continue Reading

Understanding the Federal Circuit

UNDERSTANDING THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT: AN EXPERT COMMUNITY APPROACH By: Laura G. Pedraza-Fariña ABSTRACT The Court of Appeals for … Continue Reading

Disagreeable Privacy Policies

DISAGREEABLE PRIVACY POLICIES: MISMATCHES BETWEEN MEANING AND USERS’ UNDERSTANDING By: Joel R. Reidenberg, Travis Breaux, Lorrie Faith Cranor, … Continue Reading

Compelling Passwords from Third Parties

COMPELLING PASSWORDS FROM THIRD PARTIES: WHY THE FOURTH AND FIFTH AMENDMENTS DO NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT INDIVIDUALS WHEN THIRD … Continue Reading

USPTO Patent Quality: Call for Papers

The Berkeley Technology Law Journal (BTLJ) welcomes submissions on Patent Quality in parallel with the USPTO’s Request for … Continue Reading

Announcement Post #3 – About BTLJ

The Berkeley Technology Law Journal is a student-run publication of the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of … Continue Reading

Announcement Post #2 – 29:3 Live

The scholars in our latest symposium issue analyze, among other things, the implications and challenges of the copyright … Continue Reading

Potential Copyright Dispute Between Bestselling Authors

In the midst of its recent film release, 50 Shades of Grey is raising eyebrows for a new … Continue Reading

The Right of Publicity: Likeness Lawsuits Against Video Game Companies

What do actress Lindsay Lohan, former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, and U.S. World War II General George S. … Continue Reading