Professor James Grimmelmann conducts research on Internet law and intellectual property. Here he addresses the legal issues we face in the digital age. Research axis: Ethical perspectives on policy, law, science and technology in relation to information technology, computers, digital media and data science Our institute in Washington, DC, provides a unique and valuable forum for policymakers, academics and technologists to discuss the most pressing issues and opportunities in technology law today. In recent decades, technology has changed every aspect of modern life, evolving faster than law and politics. The mission of the Tech Institute is to bridge the gap between law, policy, and technology by educating students, educating policymakers, and educating the public about the key challenges and opportunities that arise at the intersection of law and technology. The Law, Science, and Technology degree program aims to help students make the most of Harvard`s unparalleled resources in the field and create a community of students and faculty interested in the intersections of law and technology. The program sponsors in-depth lectures and study groups, organizes events for faculty and students to answer questions about career opportunities, provides guidance on the plethora of opportunities in the field at Harvard, and organizes social events for students and faculty associated with the program. Technological developments raise new questions about how civil liberties, particularly privacy and freedom of expression, can be protected. Courses in this area include digital privacy, comparative online privacy, and the frontiers of cyberlaw: artificial intelligence, automation, and information security. To gain expertise in technology and civil liberties, students are encouraged to take constitutional law courses, including the First Amendment, criminal procedure, and civil rights litigation.

Courses on national security law, such as the seminar on privacy, technology and national security, can also be of interest. Beyond the classroom, students interested in health law are also encouraged to attend the various lectures offered by the Petrie Flom Centre for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics. Students with an academic interest in health law should also consider applying as scholarship students at the Petrie Flom Centre, which offers intensive mentorship and funding to law students and graduate students elsewhere at the university to produce scientific papers. Finally, students interested in health law should consider the JD/MPH degree program with the Harvard School of Public Health. The second group includes courses on health law, biotechnology and bioethics. An introduction to the field is offered in health law. To learn more about legal, science, and technology events taking place at Law School, Stanford University, and Silicon Valley, subscribe to the Law, Science and Technology mailing list. The Stanford Non-Practicing Entity (NPE) Litigation Dataset is the first publicly available database that comprehensively tracks how operating businesses, non-practicing corporations (NPEs), and patent claims entities (PAEs) claim patent property rights in litigation. NPEs do not manufacture products or provide services, while EAPs – often referred to as « patent hunters » – primarily use patents to obtain royalties rather than to support the transfer or commercialization of technology. Critics have come to believe that the ever-increasing enforcement activities of the EAP, including litigation, impede innovation and serve as a tax on producers and consumers. Stanford law students followed every lawsuit filed in U.S.

District Court from 2000 to 2015, identifying each patent applicant as a practicing entity or one of eleven types of NPEs. The full set of 55,000 prosecutions will be available to the public by the end of 2017 and will continue to be updated with current and future cases. The currently available compilation represents a 20% random sample of more than 10,800 lawsuits filed between 2000 and 2015. The goal of the Doctor of Laws (PhD) is to help students understand existing legal rules and doctrines with their underlying policy arguments so that they can learn more about. + Columbia Law`s Science, Health and Information Clinic serves the public interest by fighting and winning for more equitable access to scientific, technical and medical knowledge and the benefits that flow from it. Because law often keeps pace with the constant evolution of technology, the study of the interaction of law with science and technology is now more important than ever. The school`s science and technology offerings are grouped into four often overlapping groups: intellectual property law, health law, internet law, and technology and civil liberties. A student may want to explore the field widely by taking courses in a number of these areas. Alternatively, a student can focus deeply on a specific area through courses, seminars, clinics, and experiences outside the classroom. Main areas of research: intellectual property, licensing and the impact of technological progress on legal practice.

« I think we need to revive a great American tradition, and that`s the tradition of antitrust law. It has long been part of the American tradition to believe in competition, to believe in competitive markets, and Americans have always rebelled against the concentration of power. A big part of the constitution is dividing power to make sure no one has too much. And that`s a big part of what we did in 1890, 1914 and again in 1950: pass antitrust laws whose objectives were to control private power and keep markets competitive and prevent them from becoming just two or three big players.