John Villasenor, “Can AI systems create trade secrets that no human is aware of?,The Brookings Institution, July 11, 2024

Jeremy Baum and John Villasenor, “Rendering misrepresentation: Diversity failures in AI image generation,The Brookings Institution, April 17, 2024

John Villasenor, “Keyword Search Warrants and the Fourth Amendment,The Brookings Institution, February 22, 2024

John Villasenor, “How the White House’s AI Executive Order Could Increase U.S. Cyber Vulnerabilities,The Brookings Institution, November 22, 2023

John Villasenor, “Does the First Amendment Confer a ‘Right to Compute’? The Future of AI May Depend on It,Scientific American, September 26, 2023

John Villasenor, “A primer on some key issues in U.S. v. Google,The Brookings Institution, September 19, 2023

Jeremy Baum and John Villasenor, “How close are we to AI that surpasses human intelligence?,The Brookings Institution, July 18, 2023

Jeremy Baum and John Villasenor, “The politics of AI: ChatGPT and political bias,The Brookings Institution, May 8, 2023

John Villasenor, “The problems with a moratorium on training large AI systems,The Brookings Institution, April 11, 2023

John Villasenor, “Regulating AI: Four key questions to ask,Fortune, via The Conversation, April 3, 2023

John Villasenor, “How AI will revolutionize the practice of law,The Brookings Institution, March 20, 2023

John Villasenor, “AI Inventions: Policy Options and a Path Forward,The Brookings Institution, March 6, 2023

John Villasenor, “How ChatGPT Can Improve Education, not Threaten it,Scientific American, February 10, 2023

John Villasenor, “Twitter, the EU, and self-regulation of disinformation,The Brookings Institution, January 18, 2023

John Villasenor, “Social media companies and common carrier status: a primer,The Brookings Institution, October 27, 2022

John Villasenor, “The Supreme Court and social media platform liability,The Brookings Institution, October 10, 2022

John Villasenor, “Patents and AI inventions: Recent court rulings and broader policy questions,The Brookings Institution, August 25, 2022

John Villasenor, “Can a state block access to online information about abortion services?,The Brookings Institution, July 27, 2022

John Villasenor, “Why law professors should co-author academic articles with law students,ABA Journal, June 22, 2022

John Villasenor and Sam Albright, “NFTs and Birkin bags: A Hermès lawsuit tests the limits of trademark rights,The Brookings Institution, April 21, 2022

John Villasenor, “Online college classes can be better than in-person ones. The implications for higher ed are profound,The Brookings Institution, February 10, 2022

John Villasenor, “The vital role of Twitter in responding to Covid,The Brookings Institution, January 4, 2022

John Villasenor, “Texas’ new social media law is blocked for now, but that’s not the end of the story,The Brookings Institution, December 14, 2021

John Villasenor, “Texas’s new social media law is likely to face an uphill battle in federal court,The Brookings Institution, November 9, 2021

John Villasenor, “How a global website outage underscores the importance of creating a more robust internet,The Brookings Institution, June 10, 2021

John Villasenor, “Reining in overly broad interpretations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act,The Brookings Institution, June 7, 2021

John Villasenor and Virginia Foggo, “Algorithms and housing discrimination: Rethinking HUD’s new disparate impact rule,The Brookings Institution, March 5, 2021

Ally Boutelle and John Villasenor, “The European Copyright Directive: Potential impacts on free expression and privacy,The Brookings Institution, February 2, 2021

Ilana Redstone and John Villasenor, Promoting On-Campus Discourse: Recommendations, Reason, October 9, 2020

Ilana Redstone and John Villasenor, The Problem with Mandated Diversity Statements in Faculty Hiring and Promotion, Reason, October 8, 2020

Ilana Redstone and John Villasenor, Why a Broad View of Academic Freedom Is Essential, Reason, October 7, 2020

John Villasenor, “Zoom is Now Critical Infrastructure. That’s a Concern,The Brookings Institution, August 27, 2020

John Villasenor, “Why creating an internet “fairness doctrine” would backfire,The Brookings Institution, June 24, 2020

John Villasenor, “Why Colleges Should Pool Teaching Resources,The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 4, 2020

John Villasenor, “Online college classes are here to stay. What does that mean for higher education?,The Brookings Institution, June 1, 2020

John Villasenor and Virginia Foggo, “Why a proposed HUD rule could worsen algorithm-driven housing discrimination,The Brookings Institution, April 16, 2020

John Villasenor, “Six Steps to Prepare for an Online Fall Semester,The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 8, 2020

John Villasenor, “Why I Won’t Let My Classes Be Recorded,The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 10, 2020

John Villasenor, “Preparing Today’s Students for an AI Future,The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 13, 2019

John Villasenor, “Deepfakes, social media, and the 2020 election,The Brookings Institution, June 3, 2019

John Villasenor and Virginia Foggo, “Algorithms and sentencing: What does due process require?,The Brookings Institution, March 21, 2019

John Villasenor, “ Artificial intelligence, deepfakes, and the uncertain future of truth,The Brookings Institution, February 14, 2019

John Villasenor, “Artificial intelligence and bias: Four key challenges,The Brookings Institution, January 3, 2019

John Villasenor, “The Trouble With Institution-Led Boycotts,Chronicle of Higher Education, December 19, 2018

Ilana Redstone Akresh and John Villasenor, “How Ritualized Apologies Are Undermining Freedom of Expression,Quillette, November 19, 2018

John Villasenor, “Artificial intelligence and the future of geopolitics,The Brookings Institution, November 14, 2018 (see also related Brookings podcast episode here)

John Villasenor and Ilana Redstone Akresh, “3 Ways That Colleges Suppress a Diversity of Viewpoints,Chronicle of Higher Education, September 28, 2018

John Villasenor, “Did the Ford/Kavanaugh Testimony Change Minds? For Young Men, Yes; For Young Women, Not So Much,Forbes, September 28, 2018

John Villasenor, “Decrypting The Compelled Decryption Fight Over Facebook Messenger,Forbes, August 22, 2018

John Villasenor, “Blockchain Technology: Five Obstacles To Mainstream Adoption,Forbes, June 3, 2018
(Spanish version published in Forbes Mexico)

John Villasenor, “Freedom of expression on campus: An overview of some recent surveys,The Washington Post/The Volokh Conspiracy, October 23, 2017

John Villasenor, “Is Warrantless Access To Cell Site Info A Fourth Amendment Violation? A Primer On Carpenter v. U.S.,Forbes, October 22, 2017

John Villasenor, “Views among college students regarding the First Amendment: Results from a new survey,The Brookings Institution, September 18, 2017

John Villasenor, “Some Thoughts On The Transportation Department’s New Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines,Forbes, September 18, 2017

Lara Bazelon and John Villasenor, “Colleges should change how they handle sexual assault,The Washington Post, July 27, 2017

John Villasenor, “No, the Laws of Australia Don’t Override the Laws of Mathematics,Lawfare / The Brookings Institution, July 17, 2017

John Villasenor, “How Immigrants Have Made America a Leader in Technology Innovation,Chronicle of Higher Education, January 31, 2017

John Villasenor, “A Higher Standard Is Needed for College Sexual Assault Rulings,New York Times, January 4, 2017

John Villasenor and Fred Dews, “Financial ecosystems and the move toward equity,” The Brookings Institution, August 26, 2016

John Villasenor, “Ensuring Cybersecurity In Fintech: Key Trends And Solutions,Forbes, August 25, 2016

John Villasenor, “How Cybersecurity Principles Could Improve Emergency Response To Campus Shootings,Forbes, June 3, 2016

John Villasenor, “5 keys to ensure that the IoT is an Internet of secure things,Forbes Mexico, May 10, 2016 (in Spanish)

John Villasenor, “Wireless Networks Should Provide Cell Records to Officers After an Accident,New York Times, May 2, 2016

John Villasenor, “Some Key Issues In The Apple iPhone Decryption Matter,Forbes, February 21, 2016

John Villasenor, “If Apple Can Create A Backdoor To The iPhone, Could Someone Else?,Forbes, February 17, 2016

John Villasenor, “Over-criminalization and mens rea reform: A primer,The Brookings Institution, December 22, 2015

John Villasenor, “If You Accidentally Break the Law, Are You a Criminal?,Vice, December 16, 2015

John Villasenor, “In Defense of Algorithms,Slate, December 1, 2015

John Villasenor, “Designed To Deceive? The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal And The Future Of Cyber Trust,Forbes, September 21, 2015

John Villasenor, “If a Cyberattack Causes a Car Crash, Who Is Liable?,Slate, August 11, 2015

John Villasenor, “Five Lessons On The ‘Security Of Things’ From The Jeep Cherokee Hack,Forbes, July 27, 2015

David Michael, David J. Kappos and John Villasenor, “Developing Effective Intellectual Property Partnerships,MIT Sloan Management Review, June 16, 2015

John Villasenor and Rebecca Sadwick, “Five Ways To Improve Gender Equity In The Tech Sector,Forbes, June 15, 2015

Peer Stein and John Villasenor, “Keeping banks open for the world’s poor,The Brookings Institution, February 27, 2015

John Villasenor, “Automation Has Already Saved Lives,New York Times, January 20, 2015

John Villasenor, “Nurses Shouldn’t Be Guinea Pigs: Using big data to protect health workers from Ebola exposure,Slate, October 15, 2014

John Villasenor, “Statistics Lessons: Why Blaming Health Care Workers Who Get Ebola Is Wrong,Forbes, October 12, 2014

John Villasenor, “Five Things The Texas Ebola Case Can Teach Us About Critical Infrastructure Security,Forbes, October 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

John Villasenor, “‘Drones’ and the Future of Domestic Aviation,Proceedings of the IEEE, March 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Villasenor, “Looking For The Next Big Thing In Smartphones? Think Digital Inclusion In Developing Countries,Forbes, 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 systems,IEEE Spectrum, September 20, 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 Problematic,Forbes, July 2, 2013

John Villasenor, “Copyright Infringement And Photo Sharing: A New Lawsuit Tests The Limits Of Fair Use,Forbes, 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 Companies,Forbes, June 11, 2013

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

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

John Villasenor, “Google Glass and the Demise of Ownership,Slate, April 23, 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 Biz,Billboard, April 1, 2013

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

John Villasenor, “March 16, 2013: The United States Transitions To A ‘First-Inventor-To-File’ Patent System,Forbes, 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 Artists,Billboard, February 22, 2013

John Villasenor, “Seven Copyright Principles For the Digital Era,The 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 Threats,Slate, January 29, 2013

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

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

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

John Villasenor, “Intellectual Property Awareness At Universities: Why Ignorance Is Not Bliss,Forbes, November 27, 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 Restrictive,Slate, 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 Significantly,Slate, October 7, 2012

John Villasenor, “Pandora’s Box: New legislation might finally fix the messy Internet radio royalty system,Slate, 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, “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, 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, “Denial of Service: Is Wireless Access Always a Right?,” The Brookings Institution, August 15,2011

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