• 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 Medical Commons

  • 8th Conference on Innovation and Communications Law, University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Law School, Joensuu, Finland, May 25, 2016
  • Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR) Update on current intellectual property research, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 19, 2016

Big Data and Commons Challenges for Researchers, University of Copenhagen Program on Global Genes, Local Concerns; Conference: Legal dimensions of Big Data in the Health and Life Sciences – from intellectual property rights and global pandemics to privacy and ethics, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 20, 2016

Leading New Lawyers, University of Tennessee College of Law, Institute for Professional Leadership Symposium on Professional Leadership Education, Knoxville, TN, April 1, 2016

Laws of the Game: Who Owns Soccer?

  • Intellectual Property in All the New Places Symposium, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, TX, April 15, 2016
  • University of Indiana Indianapolis Robert H. McKinney School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Distinguished Lecture Series, Indianapolis, IN, March 29, 2016

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

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

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


  • Symposium on International and Comparative User Rights in the Digital Economy, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington DC, March 2016
  • Host, Lastowka Cyberlaw Colloquium, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA, February 2016
  • 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



  • Preparing for Service: A Template for 21st Century Legal Education (August 12, 2015)
  • Leading New Lawyers: Leadership and Legal Education (April 16, 2015) [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)