Theo Bodewig: “Unitary Patent of the EU” @ Bannan Hall 135
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Special Guest Speaker

Professor Theo Bodewig: “Unitary Patent of the EU”

For several decades, the member states of the European Union (EU) have been negotiating the creation of a European patent with unitary effect and a unified European patent court. Professor Bodewig will discuss this new unitary patent and its implications during this session.

Theo Bodewig is a Professor of Law at Humboldt University of Berlin Law School. He served as a Judge in the Court of Appeals in Munich for nearly ten years. He is published in the areas of Industrial Property Law and Copyright Law, Antitrust Law, the Law of the European Union and Comparative US-Law.

Tuesday, October 1
12 – 1 p.m.
Bannan Hall 135

Co-hosted by: High Tech Law Institute, Center for Global Law & Policy, Student Intellectual Property Law Association

Hot Topics in Internet, Cloud, Mobile and Blog Law @ Williman Room, Benson Center
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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The Fourth Annual


8:30am Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00am—10:30am Program

 Conference Resources

Conference Slides

Video (Video #41, Audio #42)

Professor Eric Goldman, Director, High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara Law

Professor Eric Goldman, Director, High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara Law


Ian C. Ballon, Internet and IP litigator, Greenberg Traurig LLP and Author E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d edition (Thomson West, 4 volumes, www.ianballon.net)


Join us for a discussion of recent developments and hot topics, including:

- Are we at the end of sponsored link cases?

- State of the DMCA: syndication, common law copyrights and other issues from recent cases.

- Can Section 230 survive revenge porn, mugshot sites and online prostitution ads?

- What are key takeaways about kids’ privacy under the new COPPA regulations?

- Do the CDA and DMCA apply to mobile devices and the cloud?

- What are the hot trends in security and privacy litigation?

Registration and continental breakfast is complimentary. To RSVP, please email GTSVEvents@gtlaw.com.

This event will qualify for 1.5 hours of CLE. Santa Clara Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal 30th Anniversary Celebration @ Goodwin Procter
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal is proud to host our 30th Anniversary Celebration, celebrating thirty years as a leading forum for multidisciplinary discourse on emerging issues at the juncture of technology, the law, and public policy. The event will feature the unveiling of the new Journal brand, refreshments, and good conversation. It will be an excellent opportunity to (re)connect with Journal staff, alumni, and the broader Journal community.

Get a FREE ticket at: http://30thanniversarycelebration.eventbrite.com

The Ethics of Online Price Discrimination @ Wiegand Room, Arts & Sciences Building
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm

Co-sponsored with the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Professor Eric Goldman, Director, High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara Law

Professor Eric Goldman, Director, High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara Law

In the world of online retail, some businesses are presenting different customers with different prices for the same goods, depending on factors such as the location of the customer, browsing history, etc. Some argue that this is unfair; others argue that it maximizes the efficiency of the whole system. This panel discussion will address the legal, economic, ethical, and technological aspects of the increasingly common practice of differential pricing online.

Panelists: Eric Goldman, a Professor of Law at Santa Clara University and director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University; Kirthi Kalyanam, J.C. Penney Research Professor and director of the Retail Management Institute at Santa Clara University; and Ashkan Soltani, independent researcher and affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University.

For more information and to RSVP: bit.ly/1hFY9q8

National IP LawMeets, West Coast Regional Rounds @ Santa Clara Law, Bannan Hall
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day

Santa Clara Law is hosting the West Coast Regional rounds of the National IP LawMeets on Friday, November 1st in Bannan Hall.  This is a day-long skills competition followed by a reception, which will be attended by a number of Valley IP practitioners. If you are interested in attending the reception, please rsvp to dkunis@scu.edu.

The competition is a relatively new format of student skills competition that has been described as “moot court for transactional skills.”  Student teams draft agreements and exchange markups with opposing teams in advance of the competition, and then the teams meet for live negotiations of a IP-related deal on the day of the event. 

This event at Santa Clara  Law will be attended by about 60 people:  12 teams of 2 or 3 law students from schools across the country, including 2 Santa Clara teams, plus their coaches (practitioners and faculty), and we’ll have about 15 Silicon Valley IP law practitioners who will be serving as judges.   

This is only the third year that the IP LawMeets competition been held, and the nationwide popularity of the competition led LawMeets to increase the scope of the event by holding the event on two coasts.  As such, Santa Clara was honored to be the school asked to be the west coast host school for the first time the event was expanded to both coasts.  The east coast rounds will be held at Suffolk Law the same day as the west coast rounds.

IP Transactional Lawyers Reception @ Wiegand Foyer, Arts & Sciences Building
Nov 1 @ 4:45 pm – Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm

Law Meets

Santa Clara Law is hosting the Western Region IP LawMeets where 12 western region teams will practice negotiating skills in a day long “meet”. Please join the students, coaches and judges for an IP transactional law mixer in the Weigand Foyer, Arts and Sciences Building. RSVP to DKunis@scu.edu.

“The Passionate Patent” – a patent opera. Bannan Hall, 142, Noon, Nov. 5, 2013 @ Bannan Hall, Room 142
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In celebration of Stress Release Week, our next High Tech Tuesday features “The Passionate Patent” – a patent opera. Bannan Hall, 142, Noon, Nov. 5, 2013.

Experience the challenge of patenting through the power of opera. Meet Darin, a c…reative inventor who believes in the power of his own inner will to overcome the challenges of patenting his invention. Will Darin persevere as he tries to convince his patent attorney and the U.S. Patent Office of his invention’s true novelty? Feel the drama as only possible through opera.

To be performed by a professional cast: Buffy Baggott, Alison Collins, Roger McCracken, Pedro Rodelas and Veronika Agranov-Dafoe on piano, who have appeared with opera companies and symphonies throughout the United States and internationally including our own, Opera San Jose.
SCU to Host California State Assembly Joint Committee Hearing on Digital Privacy @ Mayer Theater
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please join SCU Law alumnus Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski and others for an enlightening inquiry into online privacy and consumer protection in our digital world.

Balancing Privacy and Opportunity in the Internet Age

An Informational Hearing of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, the Assembly Business, Professions & Consumer Protection Committee, and the Assembly Select Committee on Privacy

December 12, 2013: 9:00am – 1:00pm

The Louis B. Mayer Theater at Santa Clara University

I.            Dean Kloppenberg’s Welcome and Chairs’ Opening Remarks  (VIDEO)

II.          Personal Information, Privacy and the Internet: An Overview (VIDEO)

Why Privacy Matters in the Internet Age – Or Does It?  The Collection, Aggregation and Sale of Personal Information Online, and Its Impacts on Privacy

How is personal information being collected, used and shared online, and how does the market for personal information operate? Is there a common understanding about what personal information should be protected, and if not, why not?

What, if any, are the major privacy risks posed by Big Data?  Are the major risks actually “downstream”?

Do we have a sense of what Californians currently think about online privacy issues?

How does California’s notice-based approach to privacy compare with other states and countries, and what are the pros and cons of seeking to move to a more “opt-in”-type approach? 

What might be some of the major privacy challenges in a “post cookies” world?


  • Paul Schwartz, Co-Director, UC Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
  • David Lieber, Privacy Policy Counsel, Google
  • Deidre Mulligan, Co-Director, UC Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
  • Michael Beckerman, President and CEO, The Internet Association

III.       Are Disclosure-based Approaches to Privacy Protection Working, and If Not, Should They Be Improved, or Should Other Approaches Be Considered?

Privacy Policies: Does Disclosure  & Transparency Adequately Protect Consumers’ Privacy? (VIDEO)

What is currently required of online privacy policies?

What impact, if any, are current privacy policies having on consumer knowledge and decision-making?

What are the current limitations of privacy policies, could they be made more effective, and should alternative or additional consumer education approaches be considered?


  • Aleecia M. McDonald, Director of Privacy, Stanford Center for Internet and Society
  • Jules Polonetsky, Executive Director and Co-Chair,  Future of Privacy Forum
  • Chris Hoofnagle, Director, Information Privacy Programs, UC Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

~ Break

California’s ‘Shine the Light’ Law: (VIDEO)

Has the state’s Shine the Light law been effective in helping to protect privacy online, and if not, why not?

What more, if anything, should be done to provide consumers with potentially useful information and control regarding the use of their personal information?


  • Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy, California Department of Justice
  • Jim Halpert, Co-Chair, Global Privacy Practice, DLA Piper Lewis
  • Chris Conley, Technology and Civil Liberties Fellow, American Civil Liberties Union

IV.       Looking Forward: Future Privacy Challenges and Possible Government Responses 

Future Challenges and Responses: (VIDEO)

What may be the major privacy challenges Californians could face in the next 5-10 years, and how if at all should government and industry partner to address them?

What if anything can we learn from the experience of other states and countries as to how best to respond to these privacy challenges?

What are the potential trade-offs and hurdles that policy makers need to consider as we look to the future?


  • Deirdre Mulligan, Co-Director, UC Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
  • Eric Goldman, Director, Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute

V.        Public Comment 

VI.      Chairs’ Closing Remarks 

 VII.   Post-Hearing Community Reception With Committee Members Adjacent to Theater