Dan L. Burk
Chancellor's Professor of Law
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.
Patent Law, Advanced 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
- Are Human Genes Patentable?, 44 IIC – INT’L. REV. INT. PROP. & COMPETITION L. (2013)
- Owning e-Sports: Proprietary Rights in Professional Computer Gaming, 161 U. PENN. L. REV. 1535 (2013).
- Edifying Thoughts of a Patent Watcher: The Nature of DNA, 60 UCLA Law Review Discourse 92 (2013)
- Anticipating Patentable Subject Matter, 65 STAN. L. REV. ONLINE 109 (2013)
- The Law and Economics of Intellectual Property: In Search of First Principles, 8 ANN. REV. L & SOC. SCI. 397 (2012)
- October 26, 2013
Prof. Burk presents his recent work at the annual meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers in Denver, Colorado.
- October 18, 2013
Prof. Dan Burk presents “Patenting Biotechnology and the Myriad Genetics Case,” at the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, University of California, Irvine.
- October 10, 2013
Presenter on copyright and materiality at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) in San Diego.
- October 4-5, 2013
Commentator at the 6th Annual Workshop for Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property at Michigan State University.
- September 21, 2013
Speaker on digital copyright at the bi-annual symposium on Frontiers of New Media at the College of Humanities, University of Utah.
- June 28, 2013
Distinguished commentator at the conference of the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property at Université Paris 8.
- June 26, 2013
Speaker on “The Pedagogy of The Horse,” at the ATRIP conference at Oxford University.
- June 20, 2013
Speaker on “Ancillary Patent Markets and the Firm,” at the TILEC Conference on Innovation and the Patent System at Tilburg University in The Netherlands.
- June 18, 2013
Prof. Burk presents “A Review of U.S. Patent Reform,” at the Center for Information and Innovation Law, University of Copenhagen.
- May 2,2013
Inaugural Lecturer in the Law and Economics of Intellectual Property at Université de Strasbourg in France.
- April 25, 2013
Keynote speaker on “Bridging the Divide Between Real and Ideal: Copyright and the New Materialism,” at the TILTing Perspectives Conference at Tilburg University in The Netherlands.
- March 5, 2013
Prof. Burk delivers the annual Oldham Intellectual Property Law Lecture at Akron Law
- February 12, 2013
Prof. Burk speaks on “Policy Levers in the Academy,” at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C.
- MacNewsWorld: Prof. Burk comments on Apple dropping “app store” lawsuit
- The Chronicle of Higher Education: Prof. Burk comments on gene patent ruling by Supreme Court
- International Business Times: Prof. Burk: Gene patent ruling offers hints for future patents
- International Business Times: Prof. Burk on human gene patent case at Supreme Court
- Orange County Register: Prof. Burk quoted in story on water district copyright denial (PDF)
- GigaOm: Prof. Burk comments in story on patenting genes
- ABC News: Prof. Burk comments in story on patents for genes
- To the Point, KCRW 89.9 FM: Prof. Burk comments on gene patent case before high court
- Communications of the ACM magazine: Prof. Burk assesses new patent law reform measures