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Dave Levine contributes to new legal guidebook

"Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Climate Change" includes a chapter co-authored by the Elon Law associate professor along with a colleague from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. 

David S. Levine

David S. Levine, an associate professor at Elon Law, co-authored a chapter in a forthcoming research guide that reviews the scientific background, international treaties, and political and institutional contexts of climate change and intellectual property law.

“Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Climate Change,” edited by Joshua D. Sarnoff of DePaul University College of Law, provides analysis, historical perspective, and a point of reference on “the controversial nexus of climate change law and policy, intellectual property law and policy, innovation policy, technology transfer, and trade.”

Levine co-authored the chapter “Trade secrets and climate change: uncovering secret solutions to the problem of greenhouse gas emissions” with Sharon K. Sandeen, a professor of law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minnesota.

The book has been praised by some of the world’s top scholars on trade secrets and intellectual property.

“Leading authors from around the world tackle topics such as international law, patent law, green trade marks, copyright law, and trade secrets law,” write Matthew Rimmer of Queensland University of Technology.

In addition to his position at Elon Law, Levine is an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. He is also the founder and host of Hearsay Culture on KZSU-FM at Stanford University, an information policy, intellectual property law and technology talk show for which he has recorded nearly 250 interviews since May 2006.

His scholarship, which has been published in several law reviews including Florida, North Carolina and Stanford Online, 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,
5/18/2016 9:40 AM