S. J.D. Candidate ‘12
Brazil's Copyright Reform – Will Brazil Lead or Follow?
Fields of Academic Interest
Policy and legal issues related to Intellectual Property (IP) rights, including copyright, patents, trademark, unfair competition, and so on; net neutrality, ISP liability, data protection, information privacy, free speech, Internet, technology, digital copyright, DRM/TPM, open standards, open licensing (GNU/GPL, Creative Commons, Open Educational Resources, free and open source software), new business models, and policy-making, both on the international, regional, and national levels, with a focus in Brazil, but also with wide experience in the U.S. and the E.U., additionally to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Prof. Jerome Reichman (Supervisor)
Prof. Laurence Helfer (Reader)
Prof. James Boyle (Reader)
Prof. Ruth Okediji – University of Minnesota Law School (Reader)
Academic Appointments and Fellowships
Lecturer of IP & Internet Law, Post-Graduate School, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil, 2010 – present
Invited Instructor, Duke University School of Law, 2011
Policy & Legal Expert on IP & Internet, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil, 2005-2009
Assistant Professor of IP & Internet Law, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil, 2005-2010
Program Manager, A2K (Access to Knowledge) Brasil, at the Center for Technology & Society (CTS), Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil, 2005-2009
Executive-Academic Director of the Distance Learning Law Program at FGV Online, Brazil, 2005-2009
Executive-Academic Coordinator of the IP Programe, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), GVlaw Post-Graduate School, São Paulo, Brazil, 2004
Program Manager, Patents and Access to Medicines, International Trade and Sustainable Development Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2003-2004
IP Lawyer, Gusmao & Labrunie, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2001-2003
LL.M. (cum laude), IP, Internet & Policy, University of London, Queen Mary, 2005 (scholarship from the European Commission)
"Direitos Autorais" (Copyrights), with Sergio Branco, ed. FGV, 2009, in Brazilian Portuguese. Available at Google Books
“Patentes e Invenções Industriais" (Patents and Industrial Inventions), with Renata Reis, ed. FGV, 2009, in Brazilian Portuguese
Policy & Legal Consultant on Intellectual Property & Internet, with 10+ years of national (Brazil) and international experience. IP & Internet Law Professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-Rio), Speaker.
Invited instructor of Brazilian Portuguese for Legal Studies at Duke University School of Law (2011). Program Manager of the A2K Brasil Program at the Center for Technology and Society (FGV), IP & Internet Law Professor at FGV-Rio, and Executive-Academic Director of the distance learning law program at FGV Online (2005-2010). FGV Representative at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva (2005-2009). Advised former Senator Mercadante (current Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation) on Brazil's cybercrime bill. Commissioned reports on copyright, Internet, and technology to Brazil’s Ministry of Culture. Project Manager on patents and access to medicines (2003-2004). IP lawyer at Gusmão e Labrunie (2001-2003). Speaker at Brazil’s Supreme Court, Yale, UCLA, UNESCO, UNCTAD, WIPO etc. Author of books, chapters and papers, in English and Portuguese. Masters in Law (LL.M.), cum laude, in Intellectual Property, Internet & Policy (London). Doctoral Candidate (Duke). Site: www.PedroParanagua.net
S. J.D. Candidate ‘12
Drake JD/MBA '14 discusses dual degree
Tipping the Scales
Students give thanks to donors during Thank-a-thon
A group of 12 students gathered on Tuesday, Nov. 19, to write thank you notes to Law School alumni and friends as part of the autumn Thank-a-thon.