The Future Law Project
A research center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. I am the founder and faculty director. The Future Law Project (FLP) offers leadership conversations about transformations in law as a field of expertise and information, including education, practice, legal services delivery, courts, and systems promising access to justice.
Partnership to Advance Responsible Technology (PART)
A nonprofit think tank, fully formaliized. I am a founding board member. PART engages key, multi-sector stakeholders to ensure the responsible research, development, deployment, and governance of emerging and data-driven technologies, notably artificial intelligence.
A Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Hall of Fame
A list of the best, most influential, and/or most entertaining and provocative forms of Pittsburgh-focused intellectual property — copyright-protected works of authorship; patented inventions; trademarks and service marks; and trade secrets and confidential information — of the last 100-plus years. [Image via Stable Diffusion]
Law, Technology, and Society Researchers
A list of full-time college and university faculty who write and teach about law and technology. I published the first version of the list in 2001 and have been adding to it ever since. To correct errors and omissions, please contact me by email. [Image via Stable Diffusion]
The Law of Intellectual Property
A book. This law school casebook on intellectual property law was published from 2005 through 2017 in five editions in total. I co-authored all five editions with Craig Nard (Case Western Reserve University). The third, fourth, and fifth editions were also co-authored with Mark McKenna (UCLA). The first and second editions were also co-authored with David Barnes (Seton Hall).
Three Rivers IP & Tech Law Colloquium
A conference. I co-founded this annual event for IP and tech policy researchers in 2018, with Jacob Rooksby (then of Duquesne University, now dean of Gonzaga University School of Law). The event is a forum for scholarly conversations among researchers affiliated with universities in the “Three Rivers” region, centered in Pittsburgh but broadly defined. Hosting rotates annually between Pitt Law and Duquesne Law.
Writing guidance for law students and lawyers
Students writing seminar papers and independent study papers under my supervision are required to follow these rules. Anyone who wants some concise writing guidance may find them useful. Bonus: Because I assign short papers and projects to students in my upper-level intellectual property courses and do not use traditional final exams, students in those courses are advised to review this additional set of instructions, titled “Modern Legal Writing.”