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Elon Law scholar shares trade secrets research in Mexico City

Associate Professor David S. Levine presented his forthcoming co-authored article in the Wake Forest Law Review at a November conference hosted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Associate Professor David S. Levine

An Elon Law faculty member whose research focuses in part on legal questions of privacy and confidentiality shared details of his work at a November conference in Mexico City hosted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

"The DTSA at One," a forthcoming article in the Wake Forest Law Review co-authored by Elon Law Associate Professor David S. Levine and Chris Seaman of Washington and Lee University School of Law, examines the way corportations use the controversial Defend Trade Secrets Act to keep hidden many important pieces of information that impact the public every day.

His presentation on Nov. 14, 2017, was part of the larger OECD conference "IP Statistics for Decision Makers." The conference was co-sponsored by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, among others.

Levine, an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, was a 2016-2017 Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy. He is also the founder and host of Hearsay Culture on KZSU-FM, an information policy, intellectual property law and technology talk show named as a top five podcast in the ABA's Blawg 100 of 2008.

His scholarship focuses on the operation of intellectual property law at the intersection of technology and public life, specifically information flows in the lawmaking and regulatory process and intellectual property law's impact on public and private secrecy, transparency and accountability.

Eric Townsend,
11/17/2017 10:10 AM