August 20, 2009
Oregon Law Welcomes Assistant Professor Eric Priest
Oregon Law is pleased to welcome new Assistant Professor Eric Priest to the faculty. Professor Priest is an expert in the areas of intellectual property law, Chinese intellectual property, and the Chinese entertainment industry.
Professor Priest received is JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2002, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Chicago-Kent Law Review, and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2005. While at Harvard, Priest worked as a research fellow for the Berkman Center for Internet & Society where he researched and analyzed Internet censorship and surveillance practices in several Asian countries for the center’s OpenNet Initiative.
Before joining Oregon Law, Priest was CEO of Noank Creative Internet Technologies LTD, located in Beijing, China. The company evolved out of the Digital Media in Asia Project, an initiative Priest co-founded while at Harvard’s Berkman Center, which seeks to implement a new theoretical model for compensating copyright owners for the use and sharing of their creative works on the Internet.
Professor Priest’s research interests include intellectual property law; international intellectual property law; digital copyright law; the impact of the Internet and emerging technologies and business models on innovation, economics, and the law; and the development of intellectual property laws and norms in China and other emerging nations.
He will teach Copyrights and Trademark Law during the fall semester, and Property during the spring semester.