Dan L. Burk
Professor Dan Burk is a prominent international authority on the law of intellectual property, specializing in the areas of cyberlaw and biotechnology. He teaches courses in copyright, patent and electronic commerce, and is the author of numerous papers on the legal and societal impact of new technologies, including articles on scientific misconduct, regulation of biotechnology, and intellectual property implications of global computer networks. Burk is a founding faculty member at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law.
Prior to his arrival at UC Irvine, Burk held the Julius Davis Chair in Law during the 2001-2002 academic year, and most recently held the Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly Professorship in Law, at the University of Minnesota. He also taught at Seton Hall University, and from 1991 to 1993, he was a teaching fellow at Stanford Law School. Burk holds a BS in microbiology from Brigham Young University, an MS in molecular biology and biochemistry from Northwestern University, a JD from Arizona State University, and a JSM from Stanford University. He is a member of Order of the Coif and has served as a legal advisor to a variety of private, governmental and intergovernmental organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union Committee on Patent Policy, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Committee on Consumer Protection, and the U.S. State Department Working Group on Intellectual Property, Interoperability and Standards.