Faculty Co-Directors

James BoyleJames Boyle is William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke Law School. His latest book is The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind (Yale Univ. Press 2008); the book received the 2008 McGannon Award and was named the 2009 Book of the Year by the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Boyle is also the author of Shamans, Software, and Spleens: Law and Construction of the Information Society (Harvard Univ. Press 1996) and the special editor of Collected Papers on the Public Domain (Duke: L&CP 2003). He is the co-author (with Jennifer Jenkins) of Intellectual Property: Cases and Materials (4th ed, 2018), Theft! A History of Music (CSPD 2017), a graphic novel about musical borrowing, and Tales from the Public Domain: Bound By Law? (CSPD 2006), a graphic novel on fair use in documentary film. Boyle received the 2003 World Technology Award for Law for his work on the "intellectual ecology" of the public domain and on the new "enclosure movement" that seems to threaten it, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's 2010 Pioneer Award for his work "to celebrate and protect the values of cultural and scientific openness." He was a founding Board Member of Creative Commons, and has written for The New York Times, The Financial Times, Newsweek and many other newspapers and magazines.


David LangeDavid Lange is Melvin G. Shimm Professor Emeritus of Law at Duke Law School, where he was on the faculty for over forty years. Lange's latest book (with co-author H. Jefferson Powell) is No Law: Intellectual Property in the Image of an Absolute First Amendment (Stanford Univ. Press 2008). He is also coauthor of Intellectual Property: Cases and Materials (with Mary LaFrance and Gary Myers) and the seminal article "Recognizing the Public Domain." A founding member of the ABA Forum Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, he served on the Forum Committee's initial Governing Board. He was an Advisor to the Reporters on the ALI's Restatement (3d) of Unfair Competition. He has also served as Trustee of the Copyright Society of the United States.


Arti K. RaiArti Rai is Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law at Duke Law School and the Faculty Co-Director of The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law, and is an internationally recognized expert in patent law, innovation policy, administrative law, and health law. She served as Administrator, Office of External Affairs, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2009–2010. She writes extensively in her fields of interest and her numerous publications have appeared in both peer-reviewed journals and law reviews, including Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Legal Studies, Nature Biotechnology, and the Columbia, Duke, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas, Georgetown, and Northwestern law reviews. She is the editor of Intellectual Property Law and Biotechnology: Critical Concepts (Edward Elgar, 2011) and the co-author of a 2012 Kauffman Foundation monograph on cost-effective health care innovation. Rai’s current work, funded by the Greenwall Foundation, focuses on the intersection of trade secrecy incentives and explainability in AI-enabled health care delivery.


Jerome H. ReichmanJerome H. Reichman is Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law at Duke Law School. He has written and lectured widely on diverse aspects of intellectual property law, including comparative and international intellectual property law and the connections between intellectual property and international trade law. His most recent book is Governing Digitally Integrated Genetic Resources, Data, and Literature: Global Intellectual Property Strategies for a Redesigned Microbial Research Commons (Cambridge University Press, 2016) (with Paul F. Uhlir & Tom Dedeurwaerdere). His articles and books, including International Public Goods and Technology Transfer in a Globalized Intellectual Property Regime (Cambridge Univ. Press 2005) (with Keith Maskus) have particularly addressed the problems that developing countries face in implementing the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement). Other writings have focused on intellectual property rights in data; the appropriate contractual regime for online delivery of computer programs and other information goods; and on the use of liability rules to stimulate investment in innovation.


Jennifer JenkinsJennifer Jenkins is Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) at Duke Law School. She is the co-author (with James Boyle) of Intellectual Property: Cases and Materials (4th ed, 2018), Theft! A History of Music (CSPD 2017), and Tales from the Public Domain: Bound By Law? (CSPD 2006). Her recent articles include In Ambiguous Battle: The Promise (and Pathos) of Public Domain Day and Last Sale? Libraries' Rights in the Digital Age. While in practice, she was a member of the team that defended the copyright infringement suit against the publisher of the novel The Wind Done Gone in SunTrust v. Houghton Mifflin. She also co-authored, filmed, and edited “Nuestra Hernandez,” a video demonstrating how appropriation can affect culture.

CSPD Fellow

Michael WolfeMichael Wolfe is the Center’s Intellectual Property Fellow, and a Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law. Previously, Michael was the founding executive director of Authors Alliance, a Copyright Research Fellow at Berkeley Law, and the head of scholarly communications at the University of California, Davis library. He is the author of " The Apple E-Book Agreement and Ruinous Competition: Are E-Goods Different for Antitrust Purposes?" and a number of opinion pieces and scholarly communications white papers.

Program Coordinator

Balfour Smith, Program CoordinatorBalfour Smith joined the Center in November 2007 as Program Coordinator. He oversees the administrative needs of the Center and works closely with the Director and Faculty Co-Directors in organizing the Center's programs. Immediately prior to joining the Center, he worked as a faculty assistant at Duke Law School and previously worked in technical writing, advertising, and publishing.