Jay Dratler, Jr.


Jay Dratler, Jr. is the Goodyear Professor of Intellectual Property at The University of Akron School of Law. He is the principal author of a two-volume treatise, Intellectual Property Law: Commercial, Creative, and Industrial Property (1991), the sole author of another two-volume treatise, Licensing of Intellectual Property (1994), and the principal author of a one-volume treatise, Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millennium (2000). Each treatise is updated twice per year. Professor Dratler teaches Copyright, Licensing, Cyberlaw, Trade Secrets, Computer Law and Introduction to Intellectual Property. Prior to joining the Akron Law faculty in 1998, Professor Dratler's academic career included visiting professorships at the University of New Mexico School of Law and Boalt Law School at the University of California (Berkeley) and a Fulbright Fellowship at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He also served as a Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii and has lectured internationally in Australia, France, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Russia. Professor Dratler is admitted to practice before the California and Ohio state bars, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California and the District of Hawaii. His professional memberships include the America Law Institute and the advisory board to the Intellectual Property Strategist. Professor Dratler received an A.B. degree from the University of California (Berkeley), M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of California (San Diego), and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was articles editor of the Harvard Law Review.