3-D Printing

3-D Printing Panel


A draft of Deven Desai and Gerard Magliocca’s Paper is available here.

Panel Keynotes

Deven Desai, Thomas Jefferson School of LawDDesai
Associate Professor of Law

Deven Desai is a law professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and just completed serving as the first Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc. As a law professor, he teaches trademark, intellectual property theory, business associations, and information privacy law. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Yale Law School. He has also spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His articles include An Information Approach to Trademarks, 100 Georgetown Law Journal 2119 (2012); From Trademarks to Brands, 46 Florida Law Review 981 (2012); The Life and Death of Copyright 2011 Wisconsin Law Review 220 (2011); Brands, Competition, and the Law 2010 BYU Law Review 1425 (2010) (Spencer Waller co-author); Privacy? Property?: Reflections on the Implications of a Post-Human World 18 Kansas J. of Law & Public Policy (2009); Property, Persona, and Preservation, 81 Temple Law Review 67 (2008); and Confronting the Genericism Conundrum, 28 Cardozo Law Review 789 (2007) (Sandra L. Rierson, co-author).

Gerard N. Magliocca, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of LawGMagliocca
Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Research 

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford and his law degree from Yale. In 2001, Professor Magliocca joined the faculty after two years as an attorney at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Professor Magliocca received the Best New Professor Award from the student body in 2004, and in 2006 he won the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor). In 2007, his first book (Andrew Jackson: The Rise and Fall of Generational Regimes) was the subject of an hour-long program on C-Span’s “Book TV.” The following year, he held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2013. Professor Magliocca’s latest book is a biography of Congressman John Bingham, the author of the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. He is also an active blogger on Concurring Opinions and Balkinization.

Panel Moderator

Rebecca L. Tushnet, Georgetown University Law CenterRTushnet
Professor of Law

Professor Tushnet has taught at Georgetown since 2004.  Previously, she was on the faculty at New York University School of Law. She also has worked at Debevoise & Plimpton in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in intellectual property. She clerked for Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia and Associate Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professor Tushnet graduated from Harvard University in 1995 and from Yale Law School in 1998. At Yale, Professor Tushnet served as an articles editor for the Yale Law Journal and as an editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism.  During her law school summers, she worked for the Center for Reproductive Law & Policy and for Bredhoff & Kaiser.

Professor Tushnet’s publications include “Worth a Thousand Words: The Images of Copyright Law” (Harvard L. Rev. 2011); “Gone in 60 Milliseconds: Trademark Law and Cognitive Science” (Texas L. Rev. 2008); and “Copy This Essay: How Fair Use Doctrine Harms Free Speech and How Copying Serves It” (Yale L.J. 2004).Her work currently focuses on the relationship between the First Amendment and false advertising law.She is the head of the legal committee of the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and promoting fanworks. She is also an expert on the law of engagement rings.


Michael A. Carrier, Rutgers School of LawMCarrier
Distinguished Professor

Michael A. Carrier is a leading authority in antitrust, copyright, patent, and innovation law. He has been quoted in numerous media outlets, including the American Lawyer, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, CNBC.com, CNNMoney, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Los Angeles Times, Nature, NBCnews.com, New York Times, NPR’s Marketplace, Philadelphia Inquirer, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

Professor Carrier is the author of Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law (Oxford University Press 2009, paperback 2011) and the editor of Critical Concepts in Intellectual Property Law: Competition (Edward Elgar Publishing 2011). He has written more than 50 book chapters and law review articles in leading journals that include the Stanford Law Review, Michigan Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Emory Law Journal, and Wisconsin Law Review.

Professor Carrier’s scholarship was cited in a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in a case addressing patentable subject matter, and his amicus brief was cited in a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in a case addressing pharmaceutical antitrust law. His scholarship has also been cited by federal appellate and district courts, and in congressional hearings, government officials’ speeches, and congressional and government agency reports. Carrier has testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee (Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights) and National Academies (Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy), and given talks to the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general.

Carrier is a member of the Board of Advisors of the American Antitrust Institute; is a past chair of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust and Economic Regulation section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS); and has filed amicus briefs in the Supreme Court and Federal, Second, and Third Circuits. Professor Carrier is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University and a cum laude graduate of Michigan Law School, where he was Book Review Editor of the law review. Before entering academia, he clerked for the Honorable John D. Butzner, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and litigated antitrust, civil, intellectual property, and sports cases at Covington & Burling, in Washington, D.C.

Michael Weinberg, Public KnowledgeMWeinberg
Vice President

Michael Weinberg is a Vice President at Public Knowledge, a digital advocacy group in Washington, DC. He is the author of “It Will Be Awesome If They Don’t Screw It Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology” and “What’s the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing?,” whitepapers that examine the intersection of 3D printing and intellectual property law. Although he is involved in a wide range of issues at Public Knowledge, he focuses primarily on copyright, issues before the FCC, and emerging technologies such as 3D printing and open source hardware.