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Prof.
Neil W.
Netanel
Function: 
Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Area of Expertise: 
Economics
IP Law/IT Law
U.S. Law
Vita: 

Neil W. Netanel holds the Pete Kameron Endowed Chair in Law at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law, which he joined in fall of 2004. Prior to joining UCLA Law, Netanel served for a decade on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law,. From 1980 to 1981, Netanel was Assistant to the General Counsel of the State of Israel's Environmental Protection Service. He then practiced law at Loeb and Loeb in Los Angeles (1981-84) and Yigal Arnon & Co. in Tel-Aviv (1985 to 1992). Netanel served as Of Counsel to the law firms of Arnold, White & Durkee (1995 to 2000) and Fulbright & Jaworski (2000-2007). He is now an independent expert witness and consultant on a variety of matters related to copyright law. Netanel received his B.A. from Yale University (1976), his J.D. from UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law (1980) and his J.S.D. from Stanford University (1998). Netanel teaches and writes in the areas of copyright, free speech, international intellectual property and telecommunications law and policy. His recent books and book projects include “Copyright's Paradox” (Oxford University Press, 2008), “The Development Agenda: Global Intellectual Property and Developing Countries” (Neil Weinstock Netanel ed., Oxford University Press, 2008), “From Maimonides to Microsoft; The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print” (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016), and “The Battles Over Copyright: What Everyone Needs to Know” (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018).