STANFORD, Calif., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stanford Law School today announced the appointment of Phillip Malone as professor of law and director of the new Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic of the Mills Legal Clinic. Malone will join Stanford in July 2013 from the Harvard Law School, where he is currently clinical professor of law and the director of the Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. His clinical work and scholarship have focused on understanding and promoting sound innovation; intellectual property and competition policy in high-tech industries; and encouraging broad opportunities for creativity, online expression, open access and dissemination of information. His teaching has addressed the relationship between legal policy and innovation, including the role of competition and antitrust law, as well as intellectual property law. Prior to entering the academy, Malone had a long and illustrious career as a senior attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he directed many civil and criminal cases and investigations regarding high-tech companies in the Internet, computer software and hardware, and other industries.
The Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic has been established with generous support from Stanford Law School alumnus Stephen Juelsgaard, JD '82. The core vision of the Juelsgaard Clinic is that intellectual property law and the regulatory climate must be developed with acute sensitivity to the ways in which laws and regulations can serve to promote or frustrate vital innovation.
"We are delighted to welcome Phil Malone," said Elizabeth Magill, Richard E. Lang Professor and Dean of Stanford Law School. "He has the perfect background to lead this unique clinic, where our students will take on legal work that touches on the complex relationship between law and innovation."
"I have worked with Phil for more than fifteen years on issues ranging from antitrust to copyright," said Mark Lemley, the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, and director of Stanford's LLM Program in Law, Science and Technology. "He has the experience and breadth of knowledge to make this clinic a resounding success."
The Mills Legal Clinic is now made up of 11 distinct clinics. The clinics collectively expose law students to wide array of legal practice models, from individual client representation to transactional work to far-reaching impact litigation. Stanford's clinics also engage in appellate work, including practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, and policy, legislative, and human rights advocacy. The Clinic's programs span a range of subject areas, including employment, housing and education disputes, immigrants' rights, criminal justice, religious liberty, and environmental law.
The students in the Juelsgaard Clinic will represent primarily nongovernmental organizations in subject areas including biotechnology, information technology, pharmaceuticals, clean technology, and the creation and distribution of knowledge. Students will wrestle with complex issues such as how to ensure a regulatory climate that is appropriately sensitive to the ways in which law—whether through litigation, legislation, or regulation—can serve to promote (or frustrate) the inventiveness, creativity, and entrepreneurship that provide the real engine for economic growth.
"We are thrilled that Phil is joining us," said Professor Juliet Brodie, who is the incoming associate dean for clinical education and will oversee the Mills Legal Clinic starting June 2013. "Under Phil's mentorship, students in the Juelsgaard program will represent clients who are involved with some of the most exciting technology and innovation issues of our time. They will learn about those issues and about the role of a lawyer in working with clients in this fast-evolving environment. No one is better suited than Phil to lead our students into this arena, here in the heart of Silicon Valley."
"I couldn't be more excited about launching this new clinic at Stanford Law School," said Malone. "It will provide Stanford students the opportunity to deeply engage with and shape the course and outcome of important legal and policy debates before courts, legislators, regulatory bodies, and other policy makers regarding the sorts of innovative activity that drive the worldwide economy."
About Phillip Malone
Prior to joining Stanford, and prior to his position at Harvard Law School (HLS) as clinical professor of law at and the director of the Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Philip Malone was the Victor H. Kramer Fellow at HLS (from 2001 to 2003). For the previous 20 years, he was a senior attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he directed numerous civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions, primarily focused on high-technology industries, the Internet and computer software and hardware. Beginning in 1996 Malone was lead counsel in the DOJ's investigations of Microsoft, and he was the primary career counsel, along with outside counsel David Boies, in the trial of U.S. v. Microsoft Corp. (D.D.C). Before leaving the Justice Department he was one of the lead lawyers in the government's antitrust case against Oracle Corp. He graduated from Harvard College and earned his JD at the University of Arizona College of Law.
About Stephen Juelsgaard
Stephen G. Juelsgaard, DVM, JD, served as chief compliance officer of Genentech Inc. from June 2005 to April 2009 and also served as its executive vice president from September 2002 to April 2009 and secretary from April 1997 to April 2009. Juelsgaard served as general counsel of Genentech Inc. from July 1994 to January 17, 2007 and also served as its vice president since July 1994. He joined Genentech in July 1985 as corporate counsel and served as senior corporate counsel from 1988 to 1990, chief corporate counsel from 1990 to 1993, vice president of corporate law from 1993 to 1994, assistant secretary from 1994 to 1997 and senior vice president from April 1998 to September 2002. Prior to his employment with Genentech, Juelsgaard was an associate with the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He holds a doctorate of veterinary medicine and a Master of Science degree from Iowa State University and a law degree from Stanford Law School.
About Stanford Law School
Stanford Law School (www.law.stanford.edu) is one of the nation's leading institutions for legal scholarship and education. Its alumni are among the most influential decision makers in law, politics, business, and high technology. Faculty members argue before the Supreme Court, testify before Congress, produce outstanding legal scholarship and empirical analysis, and contribute regularly to the nation's press as legal and policy experts. Stanford Law School has established a new model for legal education that provides rigorous interdisciplinary training, hands-on experience, global perspective and focus on public service, spearheading a movement for change.
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