Berkeley Technology Law Journal

Berkeley Technology Law Journal, established in 1985, is America’s first technology law journal. BTLJ publishes four issues annually on a broad range of topics at the intersection of technology and the law.

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July 13th, 2024
By Aaron Kamath, LL.M. 2024* On March 21, 2024, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a landmark antitrust lawsuit against Apple, which could have significant ramifications on the smartphone ecosystem. The complaint highlights that Apple responded to competitive threats by refusing to offer consumers lower smartphone prices or app ...
Student Podcast
June 30th, 2024
[Gayathri Sindhu] 0:07 Hey everyone, welcome to yet another exciting episode of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal Podcast. I’m your host, Gayathri Sindhu. Today, we are privileged to have with us Professor Colleen Chien, an absolute powerhouse. And I would go so far as to call her a triple threat ...
May 2nd, 2024
COMPLETE VOLUME 39, SPECIAL ISSUE Complete Issue FRONT MATTER Front Matter ARTICLES Introducing the Life Sciences Innovation Case Study Project by Allison A. Schmitt Serendipitous Lab Discovery to Commercial Blockbuster: The Invention of Lyrica by Kaidi (Ted) Zhang Innovation to Contain the HIV/AIDS Crisis: A Truvada Case Study by William ...
April 19th, 2024
By Dhanya S. Krishnan, LL.M. 2024, and Ankur Singhal, LL.M. 2024 Online platforms employ mechanisms designed to manipulate and bait users, leveraging unscrupulous tactics that exploit users’ cognitive biases and impact their autonomy. These mechanisms, called dark patterns, are deceptive user interface designs that trick users into making unintended decisions. ...
News & Updates
April 4th, 2024
We are pleased to invite all current and previous BTLJ members to the end-of-year Spring Banquet at the Faculty Club on Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 PM! Join us in reviving a BTLJ tradition to celebrate the journal staff and graduates. Food and drinks will be served! Please RSVP here ...
April 3rd, 2024
COMPLETE VOLUME 39, ISSUE 1 Complete Issue FRONT MATTER Front Matter ARTICLES Back in the Driver’s Seat: The United States Should Enact a Unified Automated Vehicle Law and Regulation by James Ng TL;DR: The Law and Linguistics of Social Platform Terms-Of-Use by Tim R Samples, Katherine Ireland & Caroline Kraczon ...
March 21st, 2024
By Devangini Rai LL.M. 2024 In an industry ruled by trends, the nature of quiet luxury brands radically challenges how we view usage of trademarks in fashion. The term “quiet luxury,” which rose to prominence in the fashion industry in 2023, refers to the trend of logo-less branding. Some examples ...
Student Podcast
March 11th, 2024
[Gayathri Sindhu] 0:07 Hey everyone, this is Gayathri, your host for the day from the Berkeley Tech Law Journal. Today we are excited to share with you a conversation between Berkeley Law student Iman Eslami, and Berkeley Law Professor Talha Syed where they discuss the impending antitrust lawsuit against Apple. ...
JournalAnnual Review
February 29th, 2024
COMPLETE VOLUME 38, ISSUE 4 Complete Issue FRONT MATTER Front Matter ARTICLES Foreword by Shih-Wei Chao & Rebecca Ho The Utility of Patent Eligibility by Caressa N. Tsai Drugs, Deception, and Disclosure by Garreth W. McCrudden Take a Picture: Copyright and State Sovereign Immunity by Sarah Davidson Resolving Copyright’s Distortionary ...
Student Podcast
February 7th, 2024
SPEAKERS John DeVoe, Sarah Farooq, Meg O’Neill, Mike Rogoway [Sara Farooq] 0:00 Welcome to the Berkeley Technology Law Journal Podcast! I’m Sarah Farooq. In today’s episode, we will be discussing issues at the intersection of technology and the environment and the laws governing this space. Specifically, you will hear about ...

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