Deven Desai

Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta)
Associate Professor

Deven Desai is, since 2014, an associate professor of law and ethics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business. 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 years 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 Patents, Meet Napster: The Disruptive Power of 3D Printing, 102 GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL __ (2014) (with Gerard Magliocca) (forthcoming), Bounded by Brands: An Information Network Approach to Brands, 47 U.C. DAVIS LAW REVIEW (2014) (forthcoming); Beyond Location: Data Security in the 21st Century, Communications of the ACM (January, 2013); Response: 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 219 (2011); Brands, Competition, and the Law, 2010 Brigham Young Law Review 1425 (2010) (with Spencer Waller); 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).


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