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, Property, and IP Homeroom
Speech Engines, 98 Minnesota Law Review 868 (2014)
Anarchy, Status Updates, and Utopia, Pace Law Review (forthcoming)
The Merchants of MOOCs, Seton Hall Law Review (forthcoming)
Big Data’s Other Privacy Problem, in Big Data and the Law (West Academic, forthcoming)
Indistinguishable from Magic: A Wizard’s Guide to Copyright and 3D Printing, Washington and Lee Law Review (forthcoming)
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