Introducing Guest Blogger Matthew Sag

Matthew Sag 2009(3)I am delighted to introduce guest blogger Matthew Sag. Matthew is an Associate Professor at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Matthew was born and educated in Australia and has practiced law on three continents. He began his legal career by clerking for one of Australia’s preeminent legal academics, Justice Paul Finn in the Federal Court of Australia. After that he practiced briefly in Australia and then in London with Arnold & Porter before joining Skadden Arps in Silicon Valley just in time for the dot-com meltdown. Matthew has been a permanent member of the DePaul Law faculty since 2006 and has visited at Northwestern Law and at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Matthew’s research focuses on economic and empirical analysis of intellectual property. Matthew has written influential work on the fair use doctrine in copyright law, patent reform, and the political economy of intellectual property. Matthew is an active participant on the ongoing debate about the Google Book project and his comments on the (now defunct) settlement agreement can be found on this series of YouTube videos and in his latest working paper, The Google Book Settlement and the Fair Use Counterfactual.

I have known Matthew for several years and find that I always learn something when we talk or I read his work. Here is list of some Matthew’s most recent articles:

Copyright and Copy-Reliant Technology 103 Northwestern University Law Review (forthcoming 2009)

Ideology and Exceptionalism in Intellectual Property – An Empirical Study, 97 California Law Review 801 (2009) (co-authored with Tonja Jacobi & Maxim Sytch)

Taking the Measure of Ideology: Empirically Measuring Supreme Court Cases, 98 The Georgetown Law Journal (forthcoming 2009) (co-authored with Tonja Jacobi)

You can obviously learn more about Matt and his work while he guest blogs with us this month. In addition, he has a personal Website, and of course you can track down his other works on his SSRN page.

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