September 10, 2013 – Professor Neil Netanel, Pete Kameron Professor of Law, will be honored with the 2013 IP Vanguard Award by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California. The award is presented to outstanding legal professionals who are spearheading new developments in the world of intellectual property. Professor Netanel will receive the award at the 2013 Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Institute Awards Dinner on Friday, November 9, 2013 in Berkeley, California.
Professor Netanel, who joined the UCLA Law faculty in 2004, 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); and From Maimonides to Microsoft; The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2014) (with David Nimmer).
Prior to joining UCLA Law, Professor Netanel served for a decade on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he was the Arnold, White & Durkee Centennial Professor of Law. From 1980 to 1981, he 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). Professor Netanel received his B.A. from Yale University (1976), J.D. from UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (1980) and J.S.D. from Stanford University (1998).