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  • Applying Classic Contract Interpretation Principles to New Media Contracts

    The entertainment industry is as much defined by its technology as by the writers, performers, and producers that comprise it. Although it is clear from today’s 3D Imax mega-theaters that the industry has come a long way from the days of all-male casts performing Greek tragedies in ancient amphitheaters, one thing that has stayed constant over the last hundred years… read more

  • The IP Implications of Video Game Mods

    The size of the video game industry has expanded greatly from the early 2000s to the present. There are more games being released and sold today than ever before. However, not every video game is perfect for every person who buys it. Some games may have a bad story, have terrible visuals, or just be riddled with bugs. Even some… read more

  • Place Your Bets: States Take on Daily Fantasy Sports

    One of the biggest new trends in digital applications is daily fantasy sports. Dominated by two leading companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, the daily fantasy sports industry swelled in size in 2015, with the two companies collecting a combined $50 million in weekly fees from about 7.5 million users during the NFL season. However, the industry is receiving considerable backlash from… read more

  • High Court Refuses to Give Kit-Kat a Break

    Nestle’s long battle to have the shape of their Kit-Kat bars receive trademark protection in the European Union has once again hit an obstacle. Previously, the advocate general of the European court of justice provided an opinion opposed to giving the four finger shape of the bar trademark protection because it did not comply with EU law. Recently, the High… read more

  • BTLJ Student Writing Competition

    The Berkeley Technology Law Journal is soliciting entries for our annual student writing competition. We will accept submissions from J.D. candidates on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: technology and the public interest, privacy, internet law, intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment issues, entertainment and new media, telecommunications, biotechnology, and cybercrime. The… read more

  • Conner Inn of Court “Fireside Chat & Reception”

    The next meeting for the Conner Inn of Court is a Special “Fireside Chat & Reception” designed specifically Law Students and Associates.  It will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, in Room 145. This is a wonderful opportunity for students and associates to meet two U.S. District Court… read more

  • Summer Job Opportunity at LSKS

    We are pleased to publicize a summer opportunity from Elizabeth Seidlin-Bernstein, a 2009 NYU Law alumna now working at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, a boutique media law firm specializing in First Amendment and intellectual property litigation and counseling. The firm is currently recruiting summer associates for 2016 in our New York, DC, and Philadelphia offices. It is a particularly good opportunity for 1Ls… read more

  • Engelberg Center Conference: National Policies on Secondary Pharmaceutical Patents

    Please join the Engelberg Center on January 23 for a day-long conference in which academics and industry experts consider the effectiveness of policies in the developed and developing world regarding secondary pharmaceutical patents and their implications for innovation and access to medicines.     For program details and a list of speakers, visit https://engelberg-center.squarespace.com/events/2016/1/23/national-policies-on-secondary-pharmaceutical-patents-their-effectiveness-and-implications-for-innovation-and-access-to-medicines-1 To register, RSVP to annemarie.hassett@nyu.edu.

  • Patent Trolls: To Fight or to Settle, That is the Question

    “Patent Troll,” or Non-Practicing Entity (NPE), is a derogatory term used to label people or companies that exploit patents as a business strategy. A patent troll acquires patents to make profits by bringing patent infringement lawsuits. Rather than actually going through lawsuits, trolls seek to extort early settlements by filing frivolous suits and asking relatively small sums. One federal district… read more

  • A Conversation With David Shields

    David Shields is the bestselling author of twenty books, including The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead, and Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, which was named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications. His essays and stories have appeared in Harper’s, McSweeney’s, and Slate, and his writing frequently addresses issues of copyright and… read more