University of California, Berkeley Professor Robert Merges Visits STL
On November 16 and 17, STL hosted Professor Robert Merges, the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Merges, a distinguished scholar of intellectual property law and policy and co-founder and co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, delivered a public lecture on “Intellectual Property and Economic Development” and was a guest speaker in STL Professor Joy Xiang’s Patent Law class. He also met with members of STL’s student-run Intellectual Property Association.
Professor Merges has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools, and he previously was on the faculty of Boston University School of Law. He holds a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, a J.D. from Yale University, and LL.M and S.J.D. degrees from Columbia University.