Camilla Hrdy

Camilla Hrdy

Title: Assistant 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
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Biography

Professor Camilla A. Hrdy is an Assistant Professor of Law at The University of Akron School of Law. Her primary teaching areas are Intellectual Property Law, Trade Secret Law, Trademark Law, Patent Law, and State and Local Government Law, and Civil Procedure (Due Process and Federalism). 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. 

Professor Hrdy's research focuses on the role of federal, state, and local governments in promoting innovation and economic development, the law and policy of trade secrets and unfair competition, and the relationship between intellectual property law, innovation and human well-being.

Her legal scholarship has received several awards, including the Thomas G. Byers Memorial Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarly Publication from Akron Law. She twice received a Thomas Edison Innovation fellowship and grant from George Mason University School of Law.

She is a regular blogger on the popular IP scholarship blog, Written Description.

Professor Hrdy holds a J.D. from Berkeley Law, a B.A. from Harvard University, and an M. Phil. from the University of Cambridge, Department of History & Philosophy of Science. She has received various awards for her non-legal writing, including Harvard's Hoopes prize and a Redhead Prize from the University of Cambridge Department of History & Philosophy of Science. 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), recipient of the 2017 Thomas G. Byers Outstanding Faculty Scholarly Publication, Patent Nationally, Innovate Locally, 31 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1 (2017), and The Reemergence of State Anti-Patent Law, 89 U. Col. L. Rev. 101 (2018), recipient of the 2018 Thomas G. Byers Outstanding Faculty Scholarly Publication, Intellectual Property and the End of Work, 70 Fla. L. Rev. 1 (2019), and The General Knowledge, Skill, and Experience Paradox, Boston College Law Review (forthcoming 2019).


Blog

See my blog posts on: Written Description


Publications

The General Knowledge, Skilll, and Experience Paradox, Boston College Law Review, (forthcoming 2019).

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

The Reemergence of State Anti-Patent Law, 89 Col. 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. 302 (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 reprint 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:

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

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

Claim Construction or Statutory Construction?: A Response to Chiang & SolumYale 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).


Courses

Spring 2019: IP Fundamentals; Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Civil Procedure I.