I’m Professor of Law at the University of Maryland, where I direct the Intellectual Property Program, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.
I study how the law governing the creation and use of computer software affects individual freedom and the distribution of wealth and power in society. As a lawyer and technologist, I try to help these two groups speak intelligibly to each other. I teach intellectual property and Internet law.
The third edition of my casebook is now available from Semaphore Press.
Fall 2013: Intellectual Property
Spring 2014: Internet Law and Property
The Cancer of the Internet, Jotwell: Cyberlaw (November 2013), reviewing Finn Brunton, Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet
What to Do About Google?, Communications of the ACM, September 2013, at 28
Speech Engines, 94 Minnesota Law Review (forthcoming 2014)
University of Maryland
Francis King Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
jgrimmelmann AT law DOT umaryland DOT edu
Fall 2013 office hours: Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or by appointment