Beth Noveck
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Professor of Law, New York Law School Director, Institute for Information Law and Policy

Beth Noveck specializes in intellectual property and technology. She is developing the Community Patent Review project, the legal, policy and software framework to open patent examination for public participation. The project was named by the United States Patent and Trademark Office as one of its Strategic Initiatives 2007-2012. This is the first social software project to directly impact federal decisions.

Noveck is founder of the State of Play: Law and Virtual Worlds Annual Conference and a founder of Bodies Electric LLC, developer of the Unchat software for realtime structured and democratic group deliberation in cyberspace.

Noveck is also a Visiting Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and at Stanford University, Dept. of Communication. Noveck earned both her B.A. and M.A. from Harvard University. Her J.D. is from Yale Law School. After studying as a Rotary Foundation graduate fellow at Oxford University, she earned a doctorate at the University of Innsbruck with the support of a Fulbright grant.


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