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Professor of LawMax Oppenheimer
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 1114

Administrative Assistant: Deborah Pinkham
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 518


J.D., Harvard Law School
B.S., in Engineering, cum laude, Princeton University

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Business Organizations
Intellectual Property
IP Valuation and Venture Capital
Patents (Registered Patent Attorney)
Tech Transfer

Oppenheimer joined the UB School of Law faculty in the fall of 2003, specializing in Intellectual Property. Oppenheimer brings many years of experience as a patent attorney and in-house counsel to biotech companies as well as significant teaching experience, both at The Johns Hopkins University and at the University of Maryland Law School, as director of the Law and Entrepreneurship Program, and at UMBC, where he taught in the Biomedical Engineering Program.

Selected Publications

Articles and Essays

The Time and Place for "Technology-Shifting" Rights, 14 Marq. Intellectual Property L. Rev. 269 (2010).

Return of the Poll Tax: How the Internet Threatens 200 Years of Progress Toward Equality, Catholic University Law Review (2009)

The "Reasonable Plant" Test: When Progress Outruns the Constitution, 9 Minnesota J.L. Sci & Tech. 417 (Lead Article, 2008)

Patents, Taxes, And The Nuclear Option: Do We Need A " Tax Strategy Patent" Ban Treaty?, 8 U. Illinois J.L. Tech. & Pol'y 1 (Lead Article, 2008)

Harmonization Through Condemnation: Is New London the Key to World Patent Harmony?, 40 Vanderbilt J. Transnational L. 445 (2007)

Internet Cookies: When is Permission Consent?, 85 Nebraska L. Rev. 383 (2006)

Yours For Keeps: MGM v. Grokster, 23 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 209 (2005)

In Vento Scribere: The Intersection of Cyberspace and Patent Law, 51 Florida Law Review 229 (1999)

Chips!: Strategic Issues in Computer Industry Negotiation. Dow Jones-Irwin, (1987)

Articles on Social Science Research Network