Governing Knowledge Commons (Oxford University Press 2014) (edited with Brett M. Frischmann and Katherine J. Strandburg)


Workshop on Governing Knowledge Commons, a virtual research network


Governing Knowledge Commons
BookIT IP Series, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
October 2, 2014

The Knowledge Commons Concept
Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop (WOW) 5, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, June 21, 2014

Managing Commons
Conference on IP Governance by Private Collective Entities, University of Copenhagen Centre for Information and Innovation Law, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 7, 2014

Commons at the Intersection of Peer Production, Citizen Science, and Big Data: Galaxy Zoo
RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, November 13, 2013
The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, October 21, 2013

Knowledge Law: An Introduction and Overview
Cyberlaw Colloquium, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, February 28, 2014
Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC), New York, NY, August 8, 2013

The Future of Things: The Copyright Work as Legal Object
Cardozo Law School, New York, NY, February 10, 2014
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, March 21, 2013
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, December 15, 2012

A Theory of Things
Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC), Berkeley, CA, August 7, 2014

Writing to Learn in Doctrinal Courses
Accelerating Competency: Assessment in Legal Education, Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers, Denver, CO, September 20, 2014


Panel moderator, The 2nd International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC) Thematic Conference on Knowledge Commons, NYU School of Law, September 2014

Visiting Professor, George Washington University Law School Munich Intellectual Property Summer Program, June – July 2014

Co-Host, Workshop on Medical User Innovation and Medical Commons, New York University Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy, May 2014

Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) Leadership Award for Volunteer Innovation and Service, November 2013


Pittsburgh Is Fertile Ground for Prosecution of Cybercrime Cases, The Legal Intelligencer, June 10, 2014
Rebuilding the Steel City, Real Money with Ali Velshi, Al Jazeera America, May 29, 2014
FCC pushes net neutrality proposal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 16, 2014
The New Normal for J.D. Students, U.S.News & World Report Best Graduate Schools (2015 edition)
Sixteen Pittsburgh social media mavens to follow, Pop City Media, February 26, 2014
Getting to lawyers who say, “yes, and …,” Pittsburgh Business Times, January 24, 2014
The Innovation Practice Institute Innovates Law School Education, WESA-FM, January 17, 2014


Some provocative thoughts about intellectual property law, from McGill University (October 2012)

On teaching intellectual property law, from Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (June 2012) (four clips):


Commons at the Intersection of Peer Production, Citizen Science, and Big Data: Galaxy Zoo (Sept. 12, 2014) [Download]

Governing Knowledge Commons — Introduction & Chapter 1 (Sept. 2, 2014) [Download]

Lost Classics of Intellectual Property Law (August 1, 2014) [Download]

Visions of the Future of (Legal) Education (March 21, 2014) [Download]

IP Things as Boundary Objects: The Case of the Copyright Work (March 31, 2013) [Download]

RECENTLY PUBLISHED [Click here for a complete list of publications]

Governing Knowledge Commons (Oxford University Press 2014) (edited with Brett M. Frischmann and Katherine J. Strandburg)

The Law of Intellectual Property (casebook) (Fourth Edition, Aspen Publishers, 2013) (with Craig Allen Nard and Mark McKenna) [website here]

Review, What’s So Special About Information Security, JOTWELL, Dec. 13, 2013 (reviewing Andrea M. Matwyshyn, The Law of the Zebra, 28 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 155 (2013))

Book Review, How to Fix Copyright, by William Patry, 3 The IP Law Book Review: 29 (2013) [Download]

The End of the Work as We Know It, 19 J. Intell. Prop. L. 325 (2012) [Download]

Constructing Commons in the Cultural Environment, in Commons. Für eine neue Politik jenseits von Markt und Staat (Silke Helfrich/Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (Hg.)) (transcript -Verlag, 2012) and The Wealth of the Commons: A world beyond market & state (David Bollier & Silke Helfrich eds., 2012) (with Brett M. Frischmann & Katherine J. Strandburg)

Contrasts in Innovation:  Pittsburgh Then and Now, in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Evolving Economies: The Role of Law (Megan Carpenter ed.) (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012) [Download]

Madisonian Fair Use, 30 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 39 (2012) [Download]