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Sheldon Halpern, Albany Law School

Sheldon W. Halpern holds the Hon. Harold R. Tyler Jr Chair in Law & Technology at Albany Law School; he had previously been at the Moritz College of Law of The Ohio State University, where he was the C. William O’Neill Professor of Law and Judicial Administration. In addition to being the lead author (with Port and Seymore) of the United States volume of Kluwer’s International Encyclopaedia of Intellectual Property Law and of Fundamentals of United States Intellectual Property Law, he has published several books and articles in the fields of copyright law, trademark law, and the law of defamation and privacy and publicity rights; and has lectured and given seminars in these areas at the University of Edinburgh and at Queen Mary University (London). A new book, with Phillip Johnson, dealing with globalization and harmonization of copyright law will be publioshed by Edward Elgar Press in 2013. He has directed a series of interdisciplinary conferences exploring the impact of technology on law. Before joining academia, Professor Halpern practised law as a partner in law firms in New York and Minnesota and as general counsel of two large publicly held corporations. Professor Halpern is a 1959 Order of the Coif graduate of the Cornell Law School.

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