Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
Catherine Casserly, CEO, Creative Commons
Peter Menell, Koret Professor of Law; Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Tom Rubin, Chief Intellectual Property Strategy Counsel, Microsoft
Catherine M. Casserly is CEO of Creative Commons. Cathy’s career is dedicated to openness, and particularly to leveraging possibilities at the boundaries of formal and informal learning to equalize educational opportunity. She has been a long-time advocate of open educational resources (OER). As the Director of the OER Initiative at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation she managed investments totaling more than $100 million to harness the efficiency and effectiveness of knowledge sharing worldwide.
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Peter S. Menell
Peter Menell is Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), as well as co-founder and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Menell has visited at the Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard Law School, and Stanford Law School; taught an annual course on U.S. intellectual property law at the ETH (Zurich) since 1997; and organized more than two dozen intellectual property education programs for the Federal Judicial Center since 1998.
Tom Rubin is Chief Intellectual Property Strategy Counsel at Microsoft, where he leads the company’s copyright, trademark and trade secret group. Tom spearheads complex product development, licensing, marketing, enforcement and global policy strategies across Microsoft’s business divisions, including Windows, Microsoft Office, Bing, Skype, Windows Phone, MSN and Xbox. At Microsoft since 1998, Tom is an internationally recognized expert on legal, policy and business issues related to creative content, technological innovation and the Internet.