cases, including drug smuggling, immigration, and money laundering. In 1998, he returned to his boyhood home in Silicon Valley to practice law. Among other clients, Mr. Kelly represented Netscape in the Microsoft antitrust case and Diamond Multimedia in the groundbreaking suit over the MP3 player that furthered personal use rights over digital content. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in political theory from Yale University, and his law degree from Harvard University.
Ruth Okediji is the William L. Prosser Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School where she teaches contracts, copyright, trademarks, patents, and global aspects of intellectual property law. After visiting at the University of Minnesota in 2001, Dr. Okediji joined the Minnesota faculty in the 2002-2003 academic year. She served on the faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Law from 1994 to 2002, where she held the Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professorship. She is an internationally renowned expert on international intellectual property with a special emphasis on innovation policy, technology transfer, copyright and new technologies, and on the geo-political relationship between multilateral trade law, innovation, and intellectual property policy. Dr. Okediji’s scholarship focuses on the design and implementation of legal rules, institutions, and processes that shape national and international policies on intellectual property rights. She has written, lectured, and published extensively on these topics. She has also worked with numerous international organizations including the United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) flagship project on Innovation, Culture, Biogenetic Resources, and Traditional Knowledge; the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)-ICTSD Capacity Building Project on Intellectual Property Rights and Sustainable Development; and as an advisor to various countries on intellectual property policies under the auspices of the Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Dr. Okediji has earned numerous teaching awards, citations, and has held an appointment in public service. She has chaired the American Association of Law School’s Section on Intellectual Property, Section on Law and Computers, and the Nominating Committee. She also is a member of the Executive Board of the Order of the Coif. At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Okediji recently co-chaired the university-wide committee which helped develop the new Regents Copyright Policy. She has held visiting research positions at Harvard Law School and the Max Planck Institute for International and Comparative Patent, Copyright, Trademark, and Unfair Competition Law in Munich, Germany. She is a member of the New York Bar, the Minnesota Bar, and the American Bar Association.