Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Welcome Gregory Mandel

It is my great pleasure to introduce Professor Gregory Mandel to Law & Technology Theory. I found Mandel's Technology Wars: The Failure of Democratic Discourse to be one of those rare monographs indispensable to understanding current technology policy. Mandel's empirical scholarship also made a stir in the IP field last year when it helped inspire a leading IP academic/practitioner to reverse course on one of the most important patent disputes to reach the Supreme Court in decades.

Prof. Mandel is Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, and Professor of Law, at Albany Law School. He is currently on an American Bar Association task force briefing the Environmental Protection Agency on arising nanotechnology issues, on the Advisory Board of the Science and Technology Law Center, and on the Faculty of the Alden March Bioethics Institute.

Prof. Mandel specializes in the interface among technology, science and the law. He is the author of numerous publications, including articles on patent law, nanotechnology law, biotechnology law, and on how society should handle new technologies and technological risk. Prof. Mandel has presented his work internationally at over 20 law schools and other institutions, including for the United Nations. He has consulted with a variety of senators, representatives, administrative agencies, and private entities concerning technology legislation, regulation, and social and economic effects.

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