Randal C. Picker

University of Chicago - Law School
Professor

Randy Picker graduated from the College of the University in 1980 cum laude with a BA in economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then spent two years in the Department of Economics, where he was a Friedman Fellow, completing his doctoral course work and exams. He received a master’s degree in 1982. Thereafter, he attended the Law School and graduated in 1985 cum laude. He is a member of the Order of the Coif. While at the Law School, Mr. Picker was an Associate Editor of the Law Review. After graduation, Mr. Picker clerked for Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He then spent three years with Sidley & Austin in Chicago, where he worked in the areas of debt restructuring and corporate reorganizations in bankruptcy. Mr. Picker is a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and served as project reporter for the Conference’s Bankruptcy Code Review Project. He is also a commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and serves as a member of the drafting committee to revise Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Mr. Picker’s primary areas of interest are the laws relating to intellectual property, competition policy and regulated industries, and applications of game theory and agent-based computer simulations to the law. He is the co-author of Game Theory and the Law. He currently teaches classes in antitrust; network industries; and secured transactions. He also regularly teaches bankruptcy and corporate reorganizations. He served as Associate Dean from 1994 1996.

Linked authors

US Department of Justice (San Francisco)
Microsoft (Redmond)
Fundbox
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider (New York)
Navigant (Washington)
University of Northwestern - Pritzker School of Law (Chicago)
Georgetown University
University of Chicago - Law School

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Articles

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Randal C. Picker A U.S. Court of Appeals overturns a lower court decision addressing the issue of the copyright’s first sale doctrine in the computer software industry (Vernor / Autodesk)

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Vernor v. Autodesk: Copyright, Software Upgrades and Secondary Markets* Earlier today, the Ninth Circuit decided an important case about the scope of the first sale doctrine in copyright as applied to computer software. In Vernor v. Autodesk, the court concluded that the documents in question (...)

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