Program News

New ND Technology Ethics Center to address ‘big questions’ of emerging technology

Notre Dame Law Professor Mark McKenna, interim director of ND-TEC, said, “We are living in an age of unbridled and increasingly fierce competition to pursue ever-more-capable and human-like technologies. The aim of the new center is to explore the myriad ethical and policy issues associated with these new and emerging technologies to help us keep pace with their human and societal impacts.”

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Professor Woodrow Hartzog to give major technology ethics lecture at Notre Dame Law School

With growing concerns over data breaches and privacy, some argue that control over one’s data is necessary, but that might not be the most practical solution, argues Professor Woodrow Hartzog.

Hartzog, professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University School of Law and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, will speak on the subject at a lecture on Sept. 26. Hartzog’s talk is co-sponsored by the Law School’s Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law and the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center. …

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Featured Research: Claiming Design

Design stands out among intellectual property subject matter in terms of the extent of overlapping protection available. Different forms of intellectual property usually protect different aspects of a product. In the design context, however, precisely the same features are often subject to design patent, trademark, and copyright protection-and parties commonly claim more than one of those forms.

Yet, as Professor Mark McKenna and his co-authors show in, Claiming Design, the claiming regimes of these three forms of design protection differ in significant ways: the timing of claims; claim format (particularly whether the claims are visual or verbal); the multiplicity of claims (whether and how one can make multiple claims to the same design); and the level of abstraction at which parties claim rights. Read more here.  


ND Lecture on Education Law and Policy

Monday, October 7, 2019

Ashley Berner, Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School Education, will give the ND Lecture on Education Law and Policy. 



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