High Tech Law Journal

The Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal is an independent scholarly legal publication founded in 1984 by the students of Santa Clara University School of Law. For over twenty-five years, the Journal has achieved national and international circulation and recognition as a leading forum for multidisciplinary discourse on emerging issues at the juncture of technology, the law, and public policy.


A Post-Revisionist Look At Chinese Intellectual Property Law: A Report From The Periphery (Or The Frontier?) To The Core

Andrew Jensen Kerr† & Ding Ding†† Introduction The monolithic image of China as an intellectual property pariah persists in both the popular media and in academic literature. And not without reason. The derivative grey-market industry for counterfeit goods is so

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A Modality for Defining Patent Monetization Companies

Nicole Shanahan Patent monetization companies are largely to blame for the inefficiencies in the patent marketplace today.  Many scholars, academics, and private research institutions have attempted to understand just how bad things have gotten, and that research has received deserved

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Congratulations to the new Volume 31 editorial board of the High Technology Law Journal

Editor-in-Chief Erica-Riel Carden Managing Editor Doug Kaminski Senior Production Editors Albert Rugo & Lauren Krickl Senior Comments Editor Xhavin Sinha Senior Business Editor Yiming Zhang Lead Articles Editor Kim Cameron Articles Editors Kristen Psaty & Jeremy Guenette Technical Editors Candice Hsu,

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High Tech Law Journal Symposium, 2/14

The Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal is celebrating its 30th Anniversary Symposium! Keynote series from top leaders in Internet policy from the CPUC, Department of Justice, SF Mayor’s Office, Uber, Twitter and AngelList. 30th Anniversary Symposium February 14, 2014 at

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Register for 30th Anniversary Symposium

The Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal is celebrating its 30th Anniversary Symposium! Keynote series from top leaders in Internet policy from the CPUC, Department of Justice, SF Mayor’s Office, Uber, Twitter and AngelList. 30th Anniversary Symposium February 14, 2014

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Save The Date: 30th Anniversary Symposium

The Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal is celebrating its 30th Anniversary Symposium! Keynote series from top leaders in Internet policy from the CPUC, Department of Justice, SF Mayor’s Office, Uber, Twitter and AngelList. 30th Anniversary Symposium February 14, 2014

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30th Anniversary Celebration

Greetings Journal community, In celebration of three decades of excellence at the Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal, we have decided to update our name and look to better reflect the broad focus and future-orientation of the Journal.

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Guidelines to Limit Criminal Prosecutions of Filesharing Services

Benton Martin and Jeremiah Newhall. The high-profile prosecution of popular cyberlocker Megaupload for criminal copyright infringement is the latest in a series of recent criminal prosecutions of online filesharing services.[1] According to prosecutors, Megaupload’s operators profiteered from infringing content by

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Welcome to the Online Edition!

Over the last few years, one of the Journal’s top priorities has been to make our content more accessible to the legal community. Making technological strides in the delivery of our content allows us to grow into a more readable, citable, and notable

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