Peter Menell

Peter S. Menell is Koret Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Professor Menell earned his S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his Ph.D. (economics) from Stanford University, and J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as a member of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Menell joined the law faculty at the University of California at Berkeley in 1990, where his research and teaching have focused on the fields of intellectual property, environmental law and policy, property law, and law and economics.

Soon after joining the Berkeley faculty, Professor Menell began laying the groundwork the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT), which he co-founded in 1995. He served as BCLT's Executive Director from 1999 to 2005. He has advised the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, state Attorneys General, and major technology and entertainment companies on a wide range of intellectual property and antitrust matters. He recently served as one of the inaugural Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Professionals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and as Vice-Chair of the National Academies of Sciences project on copyright and innovation. Professor Menell has authored or co-authored more than 50 articles and eight books, including Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age (now in its sixth edition), Patent Case Management Judicial Guide (Federal Judicial Center 1st ed. 2009, 2d ed. 2012, 3rd ed. forthcoming 2014)); Section 337 Patent Investigation Management Guide (Lexis 2013)). He founded and supervises the Annual Review of Law and Technology, now in its 18th year, published by the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.

Professor Menell has organized more than 50 intellectual property education programs for the Federal Judicial Center, including an annual multi-day program on "Intellectual Property in the Digital Age" since 1998. He has advised the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, state Attorneys General, and major technology and entertainment companies on a wide range of intellectual property and antitrust matters. He recently served as one of the inaugural Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Professionals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and as Vice-Chair of the National Academies of Sciences project on copyright and innovation.

Advisory Council Committee: 
Intellectual Property