Camilla Hrdy

Camilla Hrdy

Title: Associate Professor
Office: C. Blake McDowell Law Center Room 206
Phone: 330-972-6752
Email: chrdy@uakron.edu
SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1687909
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


Biography

Professor Camilla A. Hrdy is Associate Professor of Law and Director of Faculty Research & Development at The University of Akron School of Law.

Her primary teaching areas are Intellectual Property Law, Trade Secret Law, Trademark Law, Patent Law, State and Local Government Law, and Civil Procedure (Due Process and Federalism).

Professor Hrdy’s research has focused on the role of federal, state, and local governments in promoting innovation and economic development; the history of United States patent law; the law and policy of trade secrets and unfair competition; and the relationship between intellectual property law, innovation, and human well-being.

Her articles have appeared or will soon appear in various law journals, including Stanford Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Florida Law Review, Colorado Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, Lewis & Clark Law Review, and Berkeley Law & Technology Journal.  She is a three-time recipient of the Thomas G. Byers Outstanding Faculty Scholarly Publication.

She is also a regular blogger on the IP scholarship blog, Written Description, where she writes on IP scholarship related to trade secrets, trademarks, patents, IP theory, the history of intellectual property in America, and numerous other topics.

Professor Hrdy holds a J.D. from Berkeley Law, a B.A. from Harvard University, and an M.Phil. in from the University of Cambridge, Department of History & Philosophy of Science. She received Harvard’s Hoopes prize, and a Redhead Prize from the University of Cambridge Department of History & Philosophy of Science.

Before coming to Akron Law, she was a resident fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project and a teaching fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Center for Innovation, Technology & Competition. 

She clerked for U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack in the Southern District of Texas. 

Selected publications include State Patent Laws in the Age of Laissez-Faire, 28 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 45 (2013); State Patents as a Solution to Underinvestment in Innovation, 62 U. Kan. L. Rev. 101 (2014); Commercialization Awards, 2015 Wis. L. Rev. 13 (2015), Cluster Competition, 20 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 961 (2016); Patent Nationally, Innovate Locally, 31 Berkeley Tech. L. J. 1 (2017); The Reemergence of State Anti-Patent Law, 89 U. Colo. L. Rev. 101 (2018); Intellectual Property and the End of Work, 70 Fla. L. Rev. 1 (2019); The General Knowledge, Skill, and Experience Paradox, 60 Boston College Law Review 2409 (2019); and Abandoning Trade Secrets (with Mark Lemley), 72 Stanford Law Review (forthcoming 2020).

Blog

See my blog posts on: Written Description


Publications

Links to Selected Articles:

 Abandoning Trade Secrets (with Mark Lemley), 72 Stanford Law Review __ (forthcoming 2020).

 Innovation or Jobs? An Inconvenient Truth About Public Financing for “Innovation”, 3 J.L. & Innovation 69 (2020).

The General Knowledge, Skill, and Experience Paradox, Boston College Law Review, Vol. 60, p. 2409 (2019)

Intellectual Property and the End of Work, 70 Fla. L. Rev. 1 (2019).

The Reemergence of State Anti-Patent Law, 89 U. Colo. L. Rev. 101 (2018), recipient of the 2018 Thomas G. Byers Outstanding Faculty Scholarly Publication.

Getting Patent Preemption Right, 24 J. Intell. Prop. L. 305 (2017), Symposium Essay produced in conjunction with the 2017 AALS Panel on “IP & Federalism.”

Patent Nationally, Innovate Locally, 31 Berkeley Tech. L. J. 1302 (2017).

Cluster Competition, 20 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 981 (2016), recipient of the 2017 Thomas G. Byers Memorial Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarly Publication.

Commercialization Awards, 2015 Wis. L. Rev. 13 (2015), selected for republication in Critical Concepts in Intellectual Property Law, Intellectual Property and Innovation, Volume II (2017, ed. Shubha Ghosh)

State Patents as a Solution to Underinvestment in Innovation, 62 U. Kan. L. Rev. 101 (2014).

State Patent Laws in the Age of Laissez-Faire, 28 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 45 (2013).

Shorter Works:

Should Dissimilar Uses of Trade Secrets Be Actionable?, 167 University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online 78 (2019)

Erie, Remedies, & Trade Secrets, ConLawNOW (2019).  

The AIA Is Not a Taking: A Response to Dolin & Manta, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 472 (2016) (with Ben Picozzi).

Claim Construction or Statutory Construction?: A Response to Chiang & Solum, Yale L.J. F. (2014) (with Ben Picozzi).

The Trespass Fallacy’s Limits—A Response to Adam Mossoff, 65 Fla. L. Rev. F. 42 (2014) (with Ben Picozzi).

 Dissenting State Patent Regimes, 3 IP Theory 78 (2013).