Deven Desai

 
Deven Desai
Deven Desai
Associate Professor of Law
J.D., Yale Law School;
B.A., University of California, Berkeley,
summa cum laude
Phone: (619) 961-4243

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).

 

Courses include:

Business Associations, Information Privacy Law, International Business Transactions, Trademark & Unfair Competition Law.

Scholarships

EDITORSHIPS

Contributing Editor (1999-2003), Law of Internet Disputes (Aspen)


ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, AND ARTICLE-LENGTH WORKS

An Information Network Approach to Brands, U.C. Davis L. Rev. (forthcoming 2013)

From Trademarks to Brands, 64 Fla. L. Rev. 981 (2012)

Response: An Information Approach to Trademarks, 100 Geo. L.J. 2119 (2012)

The Life and Death of Copyright, 2011 Wis. L. Rev. 219 (2011)

Individual Branding: How the Rise of Individual Creation and Distribution of Cultural Products Confuses the Intellectual Property System, in Creativity, Law, and Enterpreneurship 109 (with Megan M. Carpenter, Christoph B. Graber PhD, Stuart J.H. Graham PhD, Richard S. Gruner PhD, Debora Halbert PhD, Steven A. Hetcher, Michael J. Madison, Anne S, Miner, Sean M. O'Connor, and Ted Sichelman) (Edward Elgar Publishing Limited 2011)

Individual Branding: How the Rise of Individual Creation and Distribution of Cultural Products Confuses the Intellectual Property System in Creativity, Law, and Entrepreneurship (Shubha Ghosh & Robin P. Malloy eds., forthcoming May 2011)

Brands, Competition, and the Law, 2010 BYU L. Rev. 1425 (2010)

Privacy? Property?: Reflections on the Implications of a Post-Human World, 18 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 174 (2009)

Property, Persona, Preservation, 81 Temp. L. Rev. 67 (2008)

Confronting the Genercism Conundrum, 28 Cardozo L. Rev. 1789 (with Sandra L. Rierson) (2007)

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too: A Proposal For A Layered Approach to Regulating Private Military Companies, 39 U.S.F. L. Rev. 825 (2005)

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News

  • Valedictorian Walter Araujo
    May 16, 2013
    May 2013 Valedictorian Walter Araujo looks back with pride at his time spent at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. And that’s not surprising when...
  • Admitted Students
    December 14, 2012
    “I’m impressed overall with Thomas Jefferson,” said Kath Rogers, one of the incoming Spring 2013 class at TJSL who were welcomed to...
  • Simon & Desi at Stanfrod
    August 27, 2012
    Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professors Brenda Simon and Deven Desai were presenters at the 12th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (...