Articles and Commentary

Articles and Commentary

John Villasenor, , “Intellectual Property: Valuable to Every DisciplineThe Chronicle of Higher Education, August 4, 2014

John Villasenor, Lei Wen, and Jianwen Chen, “China’s Wireless Industry In Ten GraphsForbes, June 20, 2014

John Villasenor, “How Much Copyright Protection Should Source Code Get? A New Court Ruling Reshapes The LandscapeForbes, May 19, 2014

John Villasenor, “The Future Of Innovation: Five Things We Can Learn From BitcoinForbes, May 12, 2014

John Villasenor, “Who Is at Fault When a Driverless Car Gets in an Accident?The Atlantic, April 25, 2014

John Villasenor, “Products Liability and Driverless Cars: Issues and Guiding Principles for LegislationThe Brookings Institution, April 2014

John Villasenor, “Could ‘Multisig’ Help Bring Consumer Protection To Bitcoin Transactions?Forbes, March 28, 2014

John Villasenor, “Using Digital Technology for GoodThe Brookings Institution, March 5, 2014

John Villasenor, “How the Bitcoin Protocol Could Help Improve CopyrightSlate, February 17, 2014

John Villasenor, “When Should The Authors Of Anonymous Online Reviews Be Revealed? Yelp Challenges A Court ‘Unmasking’ OrderForbes, February 7, 2014

John Villasenor, “What You Need to Know about the Third-Party DoctrineThe Atlantic, December 30, 2013

John Villasenor, “‘Fee-Shifting’ And Patent Reform: A Double-Edged Sword For Startup CompaniesForbes, December 19, 2013

John Villasenor, “Why Patents and Copyright Protections Are More Important Than EverScientific American, November 14, 2013

John Villasenor, “Compromised By Design? Securing the Defense Electronics Supply ChainThe Brookings Institution, November 2013

John Villasenor, “Looking For The Next Big Thing In Smartphones? Think Digital Inclusion In Developing CountriesForbes, September 27, 2013

John Villasenor and Mohammad Tehranipoor, “The Hidden Dangers of Chop-Shop Electronics: Clever counterfeiters sell old components as new, threatening both military and commercial systemsIEEE Spectrum, September 20, 2013

John Villasenor, “Smartphones for the Unbanked: How Mobile Money Will Drive Digital Inclusion in Developing CountriesThe Brookings Institution, September 16, 2013

John Villasenor, “Could the Government Get a Search Warrant for Your Thoughts?The Atlantic, July 26, 2013

John Villasenor, “Five Reasons Why The Media’s Love Of U.S. Government Leaks Is ProblematicForbes, July 2, 2013

John Villasenor, “Copyright Infringement And Photo Sharing: A New Lawsuit Tests The Limits Of Fair UseForbes, June 22, 2013

John Villasenor, “Can Google Fly Its Internet Balloons Wherever It Wants?Forbes, June 16, 2013

John Villasenor, “Why The NSA Leaks Will Lead To More Economic Espionage Against American CompaniesForbes, June 11, 2013

John Villasenor, “Rethinking a Digital First Sale Doctrine in a Post-Kirtsaeng World: The Case for CautionCompetition Policy International Antitrust Chronicle, Vol. 2, May 2013

John Villasenor, “No-Fly Zone: How “drone” safety rules can also help protect privacySlate, May 2, 2013

John Villasenor, “Six ‘Megatrends’ That Will Shape the Future of Digital MediaForbes, May 1, 2013

John Villasenor, “Google Glass and the Demise of OwnershipSlate, April 23, 2013

John Villasenor, “Observations from Above: Unmanned Aircraft Systems and PrivacyHarvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Spring, 2013

John Villasenor, “Is It Illegal to Resell “Used” Digital Music?Slate, April 3, 2013

John Villasenor, “The ‘First Sale Doctrine’ and Its Impact on the Music BizBillboard, April 1, 2013

John Villasenor, “Supreme Court Finds The Use Of A Drug-Sniffing Dog To Investigate A Home UnconstitutionalForbes, March 27, 2013

John Villasenor, “March 16, 2013: The United States Transitions To A ‘First-Inventor-To-File’ Patent SystemForbes, March 11, 2013

John Villasenor, “Eye-Tracking Smartphones Have Arrived. What About the Privacy Implications?Slate, March 5, 2013

John Villasenor, “The Satellite Question: Why SiriusXM Should Pay Higher Performance Royalties to ArtistsBillboard, February 22, 2013

John Villasenor, “Seven Copyright Principles For the Digital EraThe Brookings Institution, February 5, 2013

John Villasenor, “Will It Be Legal To Download ‘Pirated’ Music And Movies From Servers In Antigua?Forbes, February 4, 2013

John Villasenor, “The Two Classes of Cyber ThreatsSlate, January 29, 2013

John Villasenor, “In Defense of Equal Tuition for All MajorsThe Chronicle of Higher Education, January 7, 2013

John Villasenor, “Online Games And Crowdsourced Creativity: The Next Frontier In Intellectual PropertyForbes, December 31, 2012

John Villasenor, “How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive Under the “First-Inventor-to-File” Patent SystemForbes, December 7, 2012

John Villasenor, “Intellectual Property Awareness At Universities: Why Ignorance Is Not BlissForbes, November 27, 2012

Vivek Mohan and John Villasenor, “Decrypting the Fifth Amendment: The Limits of Self-Incrimination in the Digital EraUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law Heightened Scrutiny, vol. 15, October 2012

John Villasenor, “Are We All Copyright Infringers?Forbes, October 28, 2012

John Villasenor, “A Supreme Court Case Over Textbooks Could Make Copyright Law Even More RestrictiveSlate, October 23, 2012

John Villasenor, “Can Copyrighted Works Purchased Abroad Be Resold In the United States?Forbes, October 21, 2012

John Villasenor, “With Israel’s Destruction of Drone, the Region’s Dynamics Have Changed SignificantlySlate, October 7, 2012

John Villasenor, “Pandora’s Box: New legislation might finally fix the messy Internet radio royalty systemSlate, September 24, 2012

John Villasenor, “Will “Drones” Outflank the Fourth Amendment?Forbes, September 20, 2012

John Villasenor, “Can a Company Trademark the Colors on its Web Site?Forbes, September 15, 2012

John Villasenor, “Digital Music Broadcast Royalties: The Case for a Level Playing Field,” The Brookings Institution, August, 2012

John Villasenor, “Why Artists Should Always Get Paid By Broadcasters Who Play Their Songs,” Forbes, July 2, 2012

John Villasenor, “The Flame Cyber Espionage Attack: Five Questions We Should Ask,” Forbes, June 4, 2012

John Villasenor, “Researchers Discover Hacker-Ready Computer Chips,” Scientific American, May 29, 2012

Ryan Calo and John Villasenor, “Ten Myths about Drones,” The Huffington Post, May 22, 2012.

John Villasenor, “The Strangely Tilted Playing Field of Music Copyright Royalties,” Forbes, May 22, 2012

John Villasenor, “Patent Reform: Five Things Technology Companies Need to Know,” Forbes, May 14, 2012

John Villasenor, “Why the Government Can’t Remain the Cybersecurity Czar,” Slate, May 1, 2012

John Villasenor, “5 Ways to Leverage Trade Secrets,” Fast Company, April 25, 2012

Benjamin Wittes and John Villasenor, “Regulating Domestic Drones on a Deadline,” The Washington Post, April 19, 2012

John Villasenor, “What is a Drone, Anyway?Scientific American, April 12, 2012

John Villasenor, “Eye Tracking Computers Will Read Your Thoughts,” Slate, March 27, 2012

John Villasenor, “The Drone Threat — In the US,” The Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2012

John Villasenor, “Why Companies Should File for Patents Now,” Fast Company, March 20, 2012

John Villasenor, “Untangling The Real Meaning Of ‘First-To-File’ Patents,” Fast Company, March 6, 2012

John Villasenor, “Patent Reform: A Guide For Tech Companies,” Fast Company, March 6, 2012

John Villasenor, “Can the Government Force Suspects To Decrypt Incriminating Files?” Slate, March 5, 2012

John Villasenor, “High-Altitude Surveillance Drones: Coming to a Sky Near You,” Scientific American, February 24, 2012

John Villasenor, “Who Owns Your Personal History?Fast Company, February 1, 2012

John Villasenor, Why the Supreme Court GPS Decision Won’t Stop Warrantless Digital Surveillance,” Scientific American, January 25, 2012

John Villasenor, In the Mobile Ecosystem, Privacy is an Endangered Right,” The Globe and Mail, January 24, 2012

John Villasenor, Here Come the Drones,” Scientific American, January 10, 2012

John Villasenor, Recording Everything: Digital Storage as an Enabler of Authoritarian Governments,” The Brookings Institution, December 14, 2011

John Villasenor, The Drone Threat to Privacy,” Scientific American, November 14, 2011

John Villasenor, “The Drone Threat to National Security,” Scientific American, November 11, 2011

John Villasenor, “Supreme Court Considers GPS Cases and the Future of Privacy,” Scientific American, November 08, 2011

John Villasenor, “How Universities Can Protect Their Next Bright Idea Under the America Invents Act,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 06, 2011

John Villasenor, “Armchair Kamikaze: What the Latest Generation of Small Armed Drones Means for Antiterrorism,” The Brookings Institution, October 6, 2011

John Villasenor, “Online Teaching’s Disconnect,” The Los Angeles Times, September 28, 2011

John Villasenor, “Securing an Infrastructure Too Complex to Understand,” The Brookings Institution, September 23, 2011

John Villasenor, “The Comprehensive Patent Reform of 2011: Navigating the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act,” The Brookings Institution, Policy Brief #184, September 8, 2011

John D. Villasenor, Cody Monk, and Christopher Bronk, “Shadowy Figures: Tracking Illicit Financial Transactions,” The Brookings Institution and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, August 29, 2011

John Villasenor, “Denial of Service: Is Wireless Access Always a Right?” The Brookings Institution, August 15,2011

John Villasenor, “Addressing Export Control in the Age of Cloud Computing,” The Brookings Institution, July 25, 2011

John Villasenor, “Cyber-Physical Attacks and Drone Strikes: The Next Homeland Security Threat,” The Brookings Institution, July 5, 2011

John Villasenor, “Balancing Disclosure, Protection of Trade Secrets, and Patentability in Light of Patent Reform,” The Brookings Institution, June 27, 2011

John Villasenor, “Intellectual Property Litigation and Reverse Obsolescence: Out with the New and In with the Old,” The Brookings Institution, June 9, 2011

John Villasenor, “Ensuring Hardware Cybersecurity,” The Brookings Institution, Issues in Technology Innovation No. 9, May 2011

John Villasenor, “The Hacker in Your Hardware,” Scientific American, pages 82-87, August 2010