Dan L. Burk

Chancellor’s Professor of Law

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Intellectual property (especially cyber law and biotechnology)


Professor Burk is an internationally prominent authority on legal and social issues related to high technology, whose research encompasses the areas of patent, copyright, electronic commerce, and biotechnology law. Some of his most recent work has considered the statutory “policy levers” used by courts to apply patent incentives to industries with diverse innovation profiles, as well as the effect of intellectual property rights on the structure of firms and of industries.

Current Courses:

Cross-Border Trade in IP, Patent Law

Prior Courses

Intellectual Property Law, Advanced Patent Law, Patent Law, Biotechnology Law, Copyright Law, Technical Protection for Authors, Remedies, Torts, Electronic Commerce, Common Law Analysis: Public Ordering, Cross-Border Trade in IP, Common Law Analysis: Torts, Intellectual Property Survey

Recent Publications

Recent and Upcoming Events

Recent Honors

  • August 2015: Prof. Burk is honored with the 2015 Vanguard Award for outstanding contributions to intellectual property scholarship or public policy by the Intellectual Property Section of the California Bar Association
  • October 2014: Prof. Burk selected for the Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at London School of Economics and Political Science, awarded by the Leverhulme Trust
  • March 2013: Prof. Burk elected to the American Law Institute
  • April 5, 2011: Recipient of a Fulbright Scholar grant to pursue research during the 2010-2011 academic year on comparative biotechnology patent processes in Germany

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