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Robert Merges

  Robert Merges is the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley, and co-Director of Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. He teaches patent law and transnational intellectual property law. Before joining the Boalt faculty in 1995, Robert Merges was a faculty member at Boston University School of Law and served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School. Merges has authored or coauthored five books, Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials; Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age; Legal Protection for Computer Technology; Trademarks, Unfair Competition and Business Torts; Justifying Intellectual Property. He has also edited six other books and published several articles. Merges is a co-founder and co-Faculty Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, cornerstone of Berkeley Law’s intellectual property program. In addition to teaching and research projects, Merges is a co-founder and former Managing Director of Ovidian LLC, a Berkeley-based consulting and informatics company.