||Yochai Benkler has, since 2007, been the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. He is also a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
| William Patry
|| William F. Patry is an American lawyer specializing in copyright law. He studied at the San Francisco State University, where he obtained a B.A. in 1974 and an M.A. in 1976, and then at the University of Houston, where he graduated with a J.D. in 1980. He was admitted to the bar in Texas in 1981, in the District of Columbia in 2000, and in New York in 2001.
Patry served as a copyright counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives in the early 1990s, where he participated in the elaboration of the copyright provisions of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. Patry also worked as a policy planning advisor to the Register of Copyrights, and held a post as Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He is also the author of a seven volume treatise on U.S. copyright law entitled Patry on Copyright and serves as Senior Copyright Counsel at Google.
| Sudhir Krishnaswamy
|| Sudhir was a Professor of Law at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata India where he taught Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence. He studied law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (BA LLB 1998) and the University of Oxford (BCL 2000 and DPhil 2008). Before NUJS he taught at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Pembroke College, University of Oxford. He has engaged with the Government at various levels including the Prime Minister’s Committee on Infrastructure and the Kasturirangan Committee on Bangalore’s Governance.
He has published widely in various academic and non-academic journals and newspapers. His book titled ‘Democracy and Constitutionalism in India’ was published by OUP in 2009. His research interests include constitutional law, administrative law, intellectual property law and reform of the legal system, legal profession and legal education in India.
||Dr Subhajit Basu is Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in CyberLaw at the School of Law, University of Leeds and Program Director of LLM CyberLaw. Previously he hastaught at the Queen’s University Belfast. He has a Ph.D. in Taxation of E-Commerce from Liverpool John Moores University.
Subhajit is author of the book Global Perspectives on E-Commerce Taxation Law. (Ashgate, 2007). In addition, he is author of a large number of articles and chapters in scholarly journals and books covering a variety of topics including e-commerce, cybercrime, digital divide, intellectual property and eGovernment. Subhajit is extensively involved with research related to E-Commerce (Legal and Technological), E-government-developing countries and the issue of digital divide.
||Shamnad Basheer is the founder of SpicyIP. He joined the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata in November 2008 as the first Ministry of Human Resource Development Chair Professor in Intellectual Property law. Prior to this, he was the Frank H Marks Visiting Associate Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the George Washington University law school in Washington DC. He was in 2011 names as one of the world’s top 50 IP Leaders by Managing IP Magazine.
| Raymond T. Nimmer
||Raymond T. Nimmer is currently the Leonard Childs Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center and co-director of the Houston Intellectual Property and Information Law Institute.
The author of twenty books and numerous articles, the first edition of his book The Law of Computer Technology received a national book award from the Association of American Publishers in 1985 and is currently in its third edition. He has also published a book on Information Law (West) and The Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions (Pratt & Sons, 2003) with Holly Towle. His most recent book is "Modern Licensing Law" (2nd edition, 2006, West Publishing) (with Jeff Dodd).
Professor Nimmer is a frequent speaker at programs in this country and overseas in the areas of intellectual property, business and technology law. He was the co Reporter to the Drafting Committee on Revision of U.C.C. Article 2 and the reporter for the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA). He is a consultant to the National Science Foundation and the Office of the Legal Advisor of the U.S. State Department
|Rahul Matthan & Nikhil Narendran
||Rahul Matthan is one of the founding partners of Trilegal and the head of its technology practice based in Bangalore. He is a member of the management committee of the firm and is actively involved in a number of industry associations relating to the technology sector. Rahul Matthan's book, "The Law Relating to Computers and the Internet" is recognized as a seminal work on the subject and has been quoted by the Supreme Court in a recent landmark decision relating to the nature of software. As a recognized expert in the field he is frequently quoted in the national press on matters pertaining to information technology. He contributes regularly to national and international publications on the subject.
Nikhil Narendran is Senior Associate at Trilegal and is a recipient of iTechLaw’s Travelling Fellowship award.
|| Partner, Jyoti Sagar Associates. Promod is a graduate of the National Law School of India University (where he was the University topper) and also holds an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge (where he was awarded the Clive Parry Prize in International Law). He is a solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience in England and Wales, and is also enrolled as an advocate in India. Promod also sits as an arbitrator, and is currently arbitrating a dispute seated in Hong Kong.
|Prof. Ashwani Kumar Bansal
||Professor of Law, Delhi University.
||(from the Alternative Law Forum website) CORE MEMBER: Lawrence, a graduate form National Law School subsequently pursued his Masters degree in Warwick, England on a Chevening Scholarship. His key areas of interest are law, technology and culture, the politics of copyright and he has been working closely with Sarai, New Delhi on a joint research project Intellectual Property and the Knowledge/Culture Commons. A keen follower of the open source movement in software, Lawrence has been working on ways of translating the open source ideas into the cultural domain.
||Laura DeNardis, American author and Internet governance scholar, is an associate professor in the School of Communication at American University. DeNardis is a Fellow of the Yale Information Society Project and previously served as its Executive Director while a Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale Law School.
DeNardis is an academic fellow of the Center for Democracy and Technology and a fellow of the OpenForum Academy, an information technology policy think tank located in Brussels, Belgium.She is a member of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) and currently serves as its Vice Chair.
|Latha R. Nair
||(as on date of publication) Latha R. Nair is a partner at K&S Partners, New Delhi.
|Justice S. Muralidhar
||Sitting Judge, Delhi High Court.
He is the author of `Law, Poverty and Legal Aid: Access to Criminal Justice' a book published by LexisNexis Butterworths in August 2004
||Jonathan Zittrain is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. His research interests include battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography, electronic privacy, the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture, human computing, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education.
|Hon. Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG
||Michael Donald Kirby AC, CMG, is an Australian retired judge, jurist, and academic who is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, serving from 1996 to 2009. After his retirement Kirby was appointed to several honorary academic roles at Australian universities. These included appointments to: the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, as distinguished visiting fellow in February 2009; the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law as visiting professorial fellow in March 2009; and the University of Tasmania Faculty of Law as adjunct professor in July 2009. He has been appointed honorary visiting professor by 12 universities.
||Lecturer in Media Law, Queen Mary, University of London. Gavin Sutter read Honours Law at Queen's University, Belfast between 1994-1997. During 1997-98 he read for the LLM Degree of Computers and Law, graduating with distinction in December 1998 before joining the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) in February 1999.
|Feroz Ali Khader
||The author is a practising advocate at the Madras High Court and an active commentator on patent law in India often writing articles in the Hindu Business Line and also conducting workshops and delivering lectures on patent law. He has been involved in the Novartis litigation at the Madras HC. Over the years he has expanded his field of practice to include arguing in opposition proceedings being conducted by the Patent Office. He is currently an SJD candidate at Duke Law School.
| Eben Moglen
|| Eben Moglen is a professor of law and legal history at Columbia University, and is the founder, Director-Counsel and Chairman of Software Freedom Law Center, whose client list includes numerous pro bono clients, such as the Free Software Foundation.
||Professor of Comparative Law; Director, Centre for Comparative Law and Development Studies in Asia and the Pacific; Research Associate, Centre for Asia-Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS), University of Wollongong, Australia; Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI); Adjunct Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich
||Prof. Cedric Manara has been working on internet-related legal issues for more than fourteen years. In 1995 he wrote the first French Master thesis on private law and the Internet, and has analyzed French or foreign cases which relate to that topic since then. He works as a consultant for e-commerce companies or law firms. Famous French newspaper Le Monde wrote he is a “key personality of the digital economy”.
Cedric Manara is also an expert in intellectual property. In 2005 he was an invited researcher at the Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo. The Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice wrote he is “one of the liveliest and most influential intellectual property educators and opinion-makers to emerge from France in recent years”. He is a panelist to the Czech Arbitration Court (both for UDRP and ADR .eu Disputes), the Kuala-Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration, and an third-party Decider to the Belgian Centre for Mediation and Arbitration. He is, or has been, expert to intergovernmental, European or French institutions.
|Burt A. Braverman
||Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Burt Braverman represents clients in all segments of the Communications and Media industries. He has argued and tried cases in the United States Supreme Court and in federal and state courts across the country, as well as numerous federal, state and local administrative agencies; arbitrated and mediated cases; and served as an arbitrator. He is a recognized leader in the industry for the work he does for program networks.
||Ben is an associate professor at the Harvard Business School in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets unit. His research explores the public and private forces shaping Internet architecture and business opportunities, with particular focus on online advertising, competition, regulation, and consumer protection.
||Apar Gupta is a litigator based in New Delhi, India. He holds a masters degree from Columbia Law School and has authored a Commentary on the Information Technology Act, 2000 (published by LexisNexis).
|Ulrich Bäumer, Mark Webber & Sonal Basu
||Partner, Osborne Clarke, Cologne; LL.M. ’97, George Washington University.
Partner, Osborne Clarke, Reading; B.Sc. (Econ.) ’95, University of Wales (Swansea).
Associate, Jyoti Sagar & Associates, New Delhi; LL.M. ’03, London School of Economics and Political Science; B.L.S., LL.B. ’02, University of Mumbai.