Dan L. Burk is Chancellor's Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine, where he is a founding member of the law faculty. An internationally prominent authority on issues related to high technology, he lectures, teaches, and writes in the areas of patent, copyright, electronic commerce, and biotechnology law. He is the author of numerous papers on the legal and societal impact of new technologies, including articles on scientific misconduct, on the regulation of biotechnology, and on the intellectual property implications of global computer networks. He is the co-author, together with Mark A. Lemley of Stanford University, of The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It, published by University of Chicago Press. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Irvine he held the Oppenheimer, Wolff and Donnelly Professorship at the University of Minnesota. He has taught intellectual property at a variety of other universities including Cornell University, the University of California at Berkeley, University of Toronto, Tilburg University, and University of Haifa. He was a 2011 Fulbright Scholar in Munich at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property Law, studying German and European Union biotechnology patenting. Professor Burk holds a B.S. in Microbiology (1985) from Brigham Young University, an M.S. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (1987) from Northwestern University, a J.D. (1990) from Arizona State University, and a J.S.M. (1994) from Stanford University. He has served as a legal advisor to a variety of private, governmental, and intergovernmental organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union Committee on Patent Policy and the OECD Committee on Consumer Protection.
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