• Workshop on Governing Knowledge Commons, an interdisciplinary research network
  • Governing Knowledge Commons (Oxford University Press 2014) (edited with Brett M. Frischmann and Katherine J. Strandburg)
  • Governing Medical Commons (edited with Brett M. Frischmann and Katherine J. Strandburg) (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press 2016)


Governing Knowledge Commons

  • University of Pittsburgh Honors College, Pittsburgh, PA, December 4, 2015
  • Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, Munich, Germany, June 8, 2015
  • Bucerius Law School DLA Piper IP Lecture Series, Hamburg, Germany, June 4, 2015
  • University of Amsterdam Institute for Information Law (IViR), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 29, 2015
  • University of Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Leuven, Belgium, May 27, 2015
  • Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 Conference, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, March 28, 2015
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA, January 13, 2015
  • BookIT IP Series, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, October 2, 2014
  • Creativity Without Law Symposium, Case Western Reserve School of Law, Cleveland, OH, November 7, 2014

Authority and Authorship, George Washington Law Review Symposium on Hacking into the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: The CFAA at 30, George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC, November 6, 2015

Innovation Institutions: A Field Guide to Contemporary IP Research and Practice, University of Connecticut School of Law Technology, Innovation and Intellectual Property (TIIP) Workshop, West Hartford, CT, February 11, 2015

Regulating Knowledge: Intellectual Property and the 21st Century University, Syracuse University Topics in Higher Ed / Future Professoriate Program, Syracuse, NY, February 6, 2015

Access as Knowledge Commons, Conference: Access to Material and Immaterial Goods, University of Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland, January 23, 2015

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

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

Knowledge Law: An Introduction and Overview, Cyberlaw Colloquium, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, February 28, 2014

The Future of Things: The Copyright Work as Legal Object, Cardozo Law School, New York, NY, February 10, 2014


  • Elected to membership in the American Law Institute, January 2016
  • University of Akron School of Law Second Annual David & Ann Brennan IP Scholars Roundtable, Akron, OH, October 2015
  • What’s Wrong with Copying? Drassinower Book Roundtable, University of Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, IN, October 2015
  • Public Interest Copyright Advocacy and Fair Use Education: 1995-2015, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, September 2015
  • Global Legal Developments: Pitt Law Faculty and Friends Discuss Recent Issues on the 20th Anniversary of the Center for International Legal Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2015
  • 15th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC), DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL, August 2015
  • 7th Annual Workshop of the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP), University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA, July 2015
  • Implementing Innovation in Law Schools, AALS Annual Meeting President’s Program, Washington, DC, January 2015
  • Awarded the Yale Medal by the Association of Yale Alumni, November 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



  • Preparing for Service: A Template for 21st Century Legal Education (August 12, 2015)
  • Leading New Lawyers: Leadership and Legal Education (April 16, 2015) [Download]
  • Lost Classics of Intellectual Property Law (August 1, 2014) [Download]
  • Visions of the Future of (Legal) Education (March 21, 2014) [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) (4th edition, Wolters Kluwer 2013) (with Craig Allen Nard and Mark McKenna) [website here]


  • Review, Data for Peace: The Future of the Internet of Things, JOTWELL, Jan. 7, 2016 (reviewing The Atomic Age of Data: Policies for the Internet of Things Report of the 29th Annual Aspen Institute Conference on Communications Policy, Ellen P. Goodman, Rapporteur)
  • Innovators, Esq.: Training the Next Generation of Lawyer Social Entrepreneurs, 83 UMKC L. Rev. 967 (2015) (with Stephanie A. Dangel) [Download]
  • Review, They’re Coming to Get You, Barbara, JOTWELL, Jan. 12, 2015 (reviewing Julie E. Cohen, The Zombie First Amendment)
  • 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]