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Elon Law professor shares early findings of Defend Trade Secrets Act research

Associate Professor David S. Levine was an invited speaker on April 20 at a program in Minnesota attended by legal practitioners and scholars with an interest in intellectual property.

David S. Levine

An Elon University School of Law professor has joined with a colleague from Washington & Lee University School of Law to examine cases filed under the newly enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act, and the duo visited Minnesota in April to share early findings from their empirical study.

Elon Law Associate Professor David S. Levine traveled to St. Paul for the Jimmie V. Reyna Intellectual Property Inns of Court monthly meeting at Mitchell-Hamline Law. Together with Washington & Lee's Chris Seaman, Levine outlined what was emerging from their work.

The meeting was attended by several judges, the Patent and Trademark Office’s regional director, and many members of the Minneapolis/St. Paul bar. 

Levine is 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,
4/26/2017 9:55 AM