Announcing Our New Research Fellow, Christopher Nofal – by “admin”

Here at YLT, we’re aiming to be a program that is larger than just the set currently offered courses. To that end, we’re pleased to announce our first Research Fellow, Christopher Nofal.

Chris will be helping us with a bunch of projects, over the summer and for CPSC 183 in the fall. Look out for the first one, “Fair Use of the Week” coming very soon.

We’re thrilled to have Chris!

About Christopher Nofal

Christopher is a 2012 candidate for Juris Doctor at Northwestern University School of Law. His research looks at legal issues at the intersection of technology, philosophy, and innovation policy. A current focus of his work is whether the defense of “fair use” is real for netizens or a distant abstraction. He is writing an original work that extends the Capabilities Approach (Nussbaum et al) to the realm of copyright jurisprudence.

Chris is Executive Editor of the Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property. Prior to June 2011, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He has been examining computer hardware and software patent applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office since February 2007. Christopher received his Bachelor of Computer Engineering from the University of Florida in 2006. He has experience in microprocessor design, artificial intelligence theory, robotic programming, and composing digital music. He is an avid contributor to the Wikimedia project.

Chris can be found on the net at:

twitter: chrisnofal

Please give Chris a warm welcome!

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