Law, Technology & Arts
The Law, Technology & Arts Group (LTA) delivers education, research, and outreach
on the law's role in promoting and regulating innovation in technology and arts.
Both the UW and Seattle have well developed technology and arts communities that
already intersect in significant ways. Seattle is a destination city for the creative
class who often move seamlessly between technology and the arts. The practicing
bar is highly sophisticated with many firms specializing in emerging growth tech
companies across the spectrum of the life sciences, information technology, and
new media/digital arts.
LTA is deeply connected to this community through its directors,
staff, and adjunct faculty.
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How Advertisers Can Use Your Personal Information To Get You To Pay Higher Prices - Prof. Ryan Calo cited - Forbes
Imagine that you are halfway through the second week of a grueling diet. It’s been going alright – but lunches are always the hardest for you. You walk out of your office building to get a salad, when suddenly, you get a text message. It’s from a nearby restaurant offering you a discount on your favorite burger, encouraging you to “cheat just this once” and they’ll throw in a free side of fries. Somehow the company behind the advertisement knew what foods you like, when you’d be craving them, how much you’d be willing to pay, and the pitch most likely to get you through their doors.
This is just one example of what advertising might look like in the very near future as described in a thought-provoking report on “digital market manipulation” by legal scholar Ryan Calo.
Phone Alerts at Stadium, for the Nearest Entry Gate or Shortest Beer Line- Prof. Ryan Calo quoted - The New York Times
The Super Bowl remains the biggest mass-market advertising event in the country. But this year, a new kind of advertising — personalized and based on physical location down to a matter of feet — will greet fans in Times Square and MetLife Stadium, where this weekend’s championship game will be played.
Prof. Sean O'Connor: the “chain” of IP has become the foundation of our modern technology economy - Intellectual Ventures Blog (video)
O'Connor discusses his take on the role patent licensing plays in the development of today’s highly complex consumer technologies.
Prof. Sean O'Connor Awarded Two Fellowships from the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason Univ. School of Law
O'Connor received the Leonardo da Vinci Fellowship for his forthcoming book "Metho+ology and the Means of Innovation", and the Thomas Edison Fellowship awarded for his research on patent law leading to his forthcoming article "Sales, Servitudes. or Services".
LTA Connections: Alumni connect UW Law with industry
Read stories of five LTA alumni with careers as technology, arts, and biotech industry leaders.
A message from Dean Kellye Testy
integrates and administers all of the UW School of Law's education, research, and
outreach in the areas of tech law, art law, and intellectual property. Our distinguished
faculty Directors oversee a robust J.D. and LL.M. curriculum, the
Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic, the
Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC), an
established journal, an internationally renowned set of
annual conferences and a speaker series.
We hope you will join us as we build on the world class art and technology communities
centered at the UW and in Seattle to establish LTA as the hub of dialogue on the
intersection of law, technology, and arts. Innovation in the law is needed to ensure
that innovation in technology and arts is vibrantly promoted and properly regulated.
LTA's mission is to simultaneously consider both of these sides to the law's role
in creativity through outstanding teaching, research, and service.