Second Call for Grant Proposals on the Economics of Digital Services

The Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition and Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences will fund grants to support research on the economics of digital services. This program is made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Prof. Christopher Yoo’s study examining the available financials for the most well-known municipal broadband projects cited: Washington Times

Save the Date: Economics of Digital Services Two-Day Conference - September 10 and 11, 2021

Prof. Yoo discusses broadband deployment and policy

Broadband expansion, in rural areas especially, is a key component of the infrastructure package proposed by the Biden Administration. Penn professors identify the monumental task at hand.

CTIC awards Summer Public Interest Fellowships to Soojin Jeong L’23 and William Weber L’23

Soojin Jeong L’23 will work for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and William Weber L’23 will work with the DOJ’s Antitrust Division.

Biden wants local governments to provide broadband internet. Could they compete with Comcast and Verizon?

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Prof. Yoo discusses his findings on the financial viability of municipal broadband: The Morning Call

Prof. Yoo discusses his findings on the financial viability of municipal broadband: The Morning Call

Prof. Yoo discusses his findings on the financial viability of municipal broadband: The Morning Call

Prof. Yoo delivers keynote presentation on lessons for the future digital transformation for all at the IIC conference: YouTube

Prof. Yoo delivers keynote presentation on lessons for the future digital transformation for all at the IIC conference: YouTube

Prof. Yoo delivers keynote presentation on lessons for the future digital transformation for all at the IIC conference: YouTube

Christopher Yoo’s keynote address, “Digital Transformation for All - Lessons for the Future” from International Institute of Communications @The_IIC annual conference

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CTIC Summer Public Interest Fellowships

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s CTIC Public Interest Fellowships are open to 1L and 2L students.

Will Parler Prevail in Its Antitrust Case Against Amazon?

Herbert Hovenkamp talks with Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM about Parler’s antitrust lawsuit against Amazon

Christopher Yoo’s presentation “Understanding the Lessons from the Pandemic: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff” from the Symposium on the Web and Internet Policy, co-hosted by the Weizenbaum Institute & Max Planck Institute for Informatics

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ACUS Makes New Recommendations, Citing Research Report from Christopher Yoo

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Prof. Christopher Yoo partners with GSMA to lead Study on the Impact of Mobile Internet Uptake on Women in Bangladesh and Ghana

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CTIC Releases 2019-20 Annual Report

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Christopher Yoo discusses the state of the digital divide on the podcast Tech Refactored

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Press Release: Announcing the Economics of Digital Services Grant Recipients

The Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) and Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to announce the nine exceptional projects that will receive grants as part of its new project on “The Economics of Digital Services,” a new initiative to promote research on digital platforms.

CTIC report cited in commentary against a nationalized 5G network: Reason Foundation

Scholarship opportunity for law and technology joint degree students

The Law School and CTIC are pleased to announce the sixth year of the CTIC Interdisciplinary Scholarship Program, a competitive program that awards scholarships to JD students pursuing joint degrees in law and technology.

Gerald Adams L’22, a 2020 CTIC Public Interest Fellow, on his Experience at the Federal Communications Commission

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Prof. Yoo says grouping firms together when addressing antitrust issues invites confusion and may not benefit consumers: The Hill

Christopher Yoo publishes op-ed in The Hill

The rhetoric of techlash: A source of clarity or confusion?

Prof. Yoo discusses his project 1 World Connected and how internet connectivity saves lives: Case in Point

Updates on CTIC’s 1 World Connected project, which seeks to connect underserved communities to the internet: 1 World Connected Newsletter

Penn joins Public Interest Technology University Network

As a member of PIT-UN, the University deepens its investment in STEM training for the public good

Call for Applications for a CTIC Fellowship

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CTIC Awards 2020 Summer Public Interest Fellowships to Rising 2Ls Gerald Adams and Joshua Burd

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC) has awarded the CTIC Summer Public Interest Fellowships to students Gerald Adams L’22 and Joshua Burd L’22.

Professor Yoo named panelist for DOJ Antitrust Division’s workshop on proposed vertical merger guidelines

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and the Center for Technology and Innovation and ...

Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition offers $40,000 scholarship

The scholarship supports students pursuing joint degrees in law and technology

CTIC receives $350,000 grant from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Grant to provide a basis for evidence-based decision-making regarding the economics of digital services. The grant will provide general support for CTIC to research and develop policy on digital vertical integration and the competitive advantages of scale in the digital economy.

Prof. Yoo calls for more care and transparency to be built into artificial intelligence algorithms: Penn Today

Prof. Yoo’s urges cities to carefully plan fiber optic networks to avoid negative cashflows: News Chief

Anna Sheu L'21

Pathways to the Profession: Anna Sheu L’21

Sheu is working in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington, DC.

Prof. Christopher Yoo describes why a Chinese telecom company could be a national security concern: Penn Today

Penn Law recognized as a leader in law and technology

Under the umbrella of the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC) and its associated faculty, research, teaching, and events, Penn Law rose from number 16 to a tie for number 8 in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report law school specialty rankings for intellectual property.

Sanjay Jolly L'21, Myles Lynch L?20, Roger Li L?21, and Anna Sheu L?21

CTIC Summer Public Interest Fellowships awarded to four Penn Law students

The CTIC Summer Public Interest Fellowship funds internships with public interest or government organizations that are doing work relevant to CTIC’s focus in technology policy, intellectual property, cyber law, privacy, and related fields.

Panel of antitrust law experts discuss ?hot topics? in recent antitrust legislation.

Hot Topics In Antitrust

On December 5th, a panel of antitrust law experts spoke on several trending topics in recent antitrust legislation, including the case of Ohio v. American Express.

CTIC and Copyright Society of the USA host Penn Law panel on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act twenty years after its passage

Panelists Shyamkrishna Balganesh, Professor of Law at Penn and Co-Director of CTIC, Corinne Militello L’07, Counsel at Ballard Spahr, and Peter Decherney, Penn Professor of Cinema & Media Studies and English, considered the DMCA from their personal experiences with copyright law. 

Penn Law and CTIC offer scholarship for law and technology joint degree students

Penn Law and the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition offer $40,000 scholarship to support students pursuing joint degrees in law and technology

Prof. Yoo says it’s difficult to know the “right way” to stop the spread of hate speech on social media: Fair Observer

Penn Law and the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition have awarded the CTIC Summer...

CTIC Summer Public Interest Fellowships awarded to two Penn Law students

Christina Chen L’20 and Vivek Kembaiyan L’20 will spend the summer providing pro-bono legal services to clients on issues relating to the internet, new technology, and intellectual property.

Prof. Yoo gives personal insights into Trump’s preferred SCOTUS candidate: Politico

Prof. Yoo comments that the sale of Fox assets to Disney or Comcast Universal raises “horizontal questions”: Variety

Prof. Hovenkamp comments on the impact of AT&T-Time Warner deal on antitrust laws: Knowledge@Wharton

Prof. Christopher Yoo comments on the approval of the AT&T and Time Warner merger: The Washington Post

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Prof. Yoo cited in judicial decision approving AT&T-Time Warner merger

Professor Christopher Yoo is prominently cited in the judicial decision approving the AT&T/Time Warner merger, one of the most closely watched cases of the year.

New Era Discoveries

Penn Law’s 11 cross-disciplinary academic centers and institutes promote research that yield solutions in law and policy.

Michael Kearns, CTIC Affiliated Faculty member, releases a new comprehensive analysis entitled “Data Intimacy, Machine Learning, and Consumer Privacy.”

US Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim discusses antitrust and patents at PPR and CTIC workshop

Prof. Hovenkamp comments on the future of media in the U.S. versus AT&T

Prof. Yoo and his team share research findings about “1 World Connected” at Annual Internet Governance Forum

CTIC Career Speaker Lunch: James Wiley, L’13

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Prof. Christopher Yoo’s work cited, cautioning inclusion of broadband spending in infrastructure bill: Watchdog

ICYMI: Livestream of CTIC’s “What’s Next With Net Neutrality?” with Prof. Yoo

Kelsey Matevish L?19, Delaney Butler L?20, and Christina Chen L?20 received last year?s CTIC Inte...

Scholarship to support JD students pursuing joint degrees in law and technology

Penn Law and the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC) are pleased to announce the third year of the CTIC Interdisciplinary Scholars Program, a competitive scholarship awarded to JD students pursuing a joint degree in law and technology.

Prof. Balganesh offers analysis on copyright infringement of “Fire and Fury”: Washington Post

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Hiring Research Assistants

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Prof. Yoo shares what the FCC net neutrality decision means for Comcast

Prof. Yoo comments on legal challenges to the net neutrality rollback: Wired

Prof. Yoo discusses net neutrality & the future of the internet: WBUR

Prof. Yoo on Justice Dept. argument against AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner: Washington Post

Prof. Yoo offers insights on FCC’s proposed reversal of net neutrality

The 1 World Connected project studies which programs for increasing internet connectivity are mos...

Researchers study connectivity in Rwanda through 1 World Connected project

The Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition’s 1 World Connected project analyizes which innovative approaches to increasing internet connectivity are more effective and efficient. In this video feature, fellows Müge Haseki and Sharada Srinivasan discuss the research and fieldwork they conducted in Rwanda on connectivity and its impacts.

Patent Law Program Presentation with Professors Polk Wagner and Cynthia Dahl

October 4th, 2017 at Penn Law

Professors Cynthia Dahl and R. Polk Wagner discussed the upcoming patent cases in this Supreme Co...

Panel examines patent law cases in new Supreme Court term

On October 4, a panel of professors at Penn Law discussed six possible patent law cases for the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming term.

Penn Law Dean Ted Ruger (left) and Penn Engineering Dean Vijay Kumar are on the cusp of the new f...

Mind Meld

The coming together of law and technology and what it heralds for students and society.

Prof. Polk Wagner discusses the legacy of Amazon’s ‘1-Click’ patent: Knowledge @ Wharton

Point, Counterpoint – Responding to Critics Regarding Our Recent Study on the Financial Viability of Municipal Fiber Networks

Christopher Yoo and Timothy Pfenninger publish a response to their recent study.

Penn Law's Christopher Yoo and co-author Timothy Pfenninger used five years of data to condu...

New Penn research assesses financial viability of municipal fiber networks

University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor Christopher Yoo and co-author Timothy Pfenninger released the first comprehensive study of the financial viability of America’s municipal fiber networks — “Municipal Fiber in the United States: An Empirical Assessment of Financial Performance.”

Case in Point Podcast: Prof. Yoo & Kyle Daly discuss the roll-back of the FCC’s internet privacy rules

Prof. Yoo discusses founding father James Wilson on the National Constitution Center podcast

Prof. Balganesh named Distinguished Visiting Scholar in IP and Technology Law at Notre Dame Law School

Internet Privacy: Technology and Policy Development

Monday, May 1, 2017 Rayburn Room 2044, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. For more information and to RSVP please click HERE.

Part of Professor Christopher S. Yoo's current work analyzes how best to provide access to the bi...

Yoo appointed to FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

Penn Law professor Christopher S. Yoo is one of 29 members of the newly created Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee.

Prof. Wagner on why Facebook is proof that you don’t need an original idea to be wildly successful: Quartz

Prof. Yoo on making the case for promoting internet connectivity: IEEE

Prof. Yoo on the fate of the FCC’s privacy rule: Forbes

Prof. Yoo on the challenges of implementing net neutrality: Scientific American

Op-ed from Prof. Yoo on the 1 World Connected initiative to bring the internet to billions: Quartz

Op-ed from Prof. Yoo on avoiding the pitfalls of mobile fragmentation

Case in Point podcast: Christopher Yoo and Stephanie Beasley discuss the challenges of self-driving vehicles

Professor Christopher Yoo and CTIC are exploring the challenges of securing cyber-physical systems.

CTIC explores the privacy and security of cyber-physical systems

A new project conducted jointly by Penn Law, the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, and Penn Engineering is exploring the developments and challenges of securing cyber-physical systems and ensuring their users’ privacy.

Jeffrey Vagle weighs in on the legal ramifications of ex-Playboy playmate’s charge in body shaming case: NBC News

Prof. Yoo on how the presidential election outcome may impact an AT&T-Time Warner merger

A new project from CTIC and Professor Christopher Yoo aims to find the best ways to connect the f...

CTIC works to bring billions online

1 World Connected, a new project from Penn Law’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, is studying the best ways to provide Internet access to the half of the world’s people who are not online.

Anna Marion L?18 and Teddi Anne Josephson L?18 received last year's CTIC Scholarships.

Scholarship to be awarded to JD students pursuing joint degrees in law and technology

Penn Law and the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition are pleased to announce the second year of the CTIC Scholars Program, a competitive scholarship to be awarded to JD students pursuing a joint degree in law and technology.

Prof. Balganesh explores how Gandhi interacted with the copyright law: The Times of India

A new three-year project from CTIC will compare antitrust law in China, Europe, and the United St...

CTIC project examines antitrust law in China, Europe, and the U.S.

Penn Law’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, Penn Law professors Christopher Yoo and Jonathan Klick, and Wharton professor Joseph Harrington are joining with scholars from China and Europe to launch a three-year study comparing antitrust law in China, Europe, and the United States.

Penn Law's new faculty and fellows will work across disciplines, as well as with the Law School's...

Law School adds new faculty, fellows, staff for 2016 academic year

The Law School and its centers and institutes added new faculty, fellows, and staff members this academic year.

Jeffrey Vagle offers analysis on whether Pokémon Go is racially biased: Christian Science Monitor

Prof. Wagner weighs in on how Instagram’s Snapchat-like Stories feature is legal: WIRED

Prof. Yoo offers insights on retail cybersecurity: Knowledge @ Wharton

Prof. Yoo comments on upholding of “net neutrality” rules: Philadelphia Inquirer

CTIC Fellows Bryan Choi and Camilla Hrdy received full-time academic positions in law and technology.

CTIC Fellows discuss their law and tech scholarship and what’s next for them

Penn Law’s CTIC Fellows, Bryan Choi and Camilla Hrdy, will be taking full-time academic positions next year. Choi has taken a joint appointment at the College of Law and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University; Hrdy will be an assistant professor at the University of Akron Law School.

Anna Marion L'18 and Teddi Anne Josephson L'18 have been awarded CTIC Scholarships to pursue join...

Penn Law women awarded inaugural scholarships for law and technology

Penn Law and the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition have awarded CTIC Scholarships to two first-year students at the Law School, Teddi Anne Josephson and Anna Marion.

Prof. Wagner weighs in on Google’s foray into the digital library business: Knowledge@Wharton

Prof. Wagner weighs in on the battle between a moonshiner & university over rights to ‘Kentucky’: New York Times

Jeff Vagle weighs in on the iPhone privacy battle between Apple & the FBI: Salt Lake Tribune

Jeff Vagle discusses why healthcare is the next big target for cyber criminals: Knowledge @ Wharton

Jeff Vagle analyzes the threat to consumer privacy in Apple’s standoff with the FBI

Jeff Vagle discusses the fight between Apple & the FBI over access to attacker’s iPhone: Bloomberg Business

New “Case in Point” episode examines how IP and patent law are transforming modern commerce

Prof. Dorothy Roberts & CTIC’s Jeff Vagle examine the history of racial surveillance: The Hill

Jeff Vagle analyzes remarks from Rubio and Cruz about domestic surveillance

Jeff Vagle on whether lawyers should learn to code

Op-ed from Prof. Yoo discusses the biggest threat to U.S. internet companies: Fortune

Prof. Yoo offers insights, analysis ahead of net neutrality court face-off

Jeff Vagle weighs in on what you need to know before buying and flying a drone: NBC Philadelphia

Jeffrey Vagle, Executive Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition is a...

CTIC’s Vagle on intelligence, surveillance laws in wake of Paris attacks

In the wake of the recent attacks in Paris Jeffrey Vagle spoke about the USA Freedom Act, encryption backdoors, and how we should be discussing the balance between security and civil liberties.

Prof. Yoo predicts future impacts of FCC regulation of broadcast media: Cato Institute

Jeff Vagle examines how crypto from Google & Apple is not enough: Christian Science Monitor

Prof. Jacques deLisle & Jeffrey Vagle discuss the U.S.-China Cyber Espionage Agreement on Knowledge @ Wharton

Prof. Yoo comments on why Google may face a new antitrust inquiry over Android: USA Today

The CTIC Scholars Program will provide up to $40,000 for students pursuing joint degrees in law a...

New scholarship to be awarded to JD students pursuing joint degrees in law and technology

Penn Law and the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition have created the CTIC Scholars Program, a competitive scholarship to be awarded to JD students pursuing a joint degree in law and technology.

Prof. Yoo on why cyberwar is so hard to define: Forbes

Jeffrey Vagle on the legal viability of facial recognition by thermal imaging: The Daily Dot

Jeffrey Vagle on how government limitation of potentially dangerous software is fraught with difficulties

Jeff Vagle analyzes data security, hacks, and ISIS communications: FOX

CTIC’s Jeffrey Vagle weighs in on the state of surveillance law on Case in Point

Jeff Vagle weighs in on how wearable tech may create new legal problems

Jeffrey Vagle is the Executive Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competitio...

Jeffrey Vagle, CTIC Executive Director, talks about new developments in surveillance law

Penn Law’s Jeffrey Vagle, the Executive Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, talks about the current state of surveillance law, what legal developments to look to in the future, and the challenges of balancing security and civil liberties.

Prof. Yoo comments on internet fragmentation in developing countries: Wall Street Journal

Jeff Vagle comments on ACLU case against police license plate data collection

Prof. Yoo comments on EU antitrust charges against Google: NPR

Penn Law students Greg Manas L?15, Brian Springer L?15, Jake Hartman L?15, and Jenny Liu L?15 wil...

Penn Law students take top spots at AIPLA Giles S. Rich Moot Court Competition

Two Penn Law teams won the Western Regional Competition of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition.

Op-Ed from Prof. Yoo on why net neutrality rules kill startup culture: Fortune

Penn Law's Jeffrey Vagle is part of an amicus brief which argues that a recent court decision cou...

CTIC’s Jeffrey Vagle part of amicus briefs on computer use and First Amendment rights

Jeffrey Vagle, Executive Director of CTIC, was part of two amicus briefs filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation in the case United States v. Gilberto Valle.

Prof. Yoo joins panel debate on net neutrality: Mobile World Live

Prof. Yoo comments on the FCC’s upcoming net neutrality rules: Forbes

Prof. Yoo Fortune op-ed: How new regulations hurt both sides of net neutrality debate

Prof. Yoo weighs in on America’s net neutrality battle: The Guardian

Are electronic ‘Back Doors’ unintentionally helping hackers?

At a recent panel discussion, “Cybersecurity and Law Enforcement Back Doors,” two Penn experts on cybersecurity explored the little-understood legal and technical issues surrounding such questions. The panelists — Jeffrey Vagle, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Matt Blaze, a professor at Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science — agreed that “back doors,” however well-intentioned, could wind up raising security risks.

Jeffrey Vagle, appointed as the first Executive Director for the Center for Technology, Innovatio...

Jeffrey Vagle named Executive Director of Penn Law’s Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition

The Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School has appointed Jeffrey Vagle as the Center’s first Executive Director.

The U.S. led Europe in national 25 Mbps coverage 82% to 54%.

New University of Pennsylvania Analysis Finds U.S. is Far Ahead of Europe in Broadband Deployment, Access, Usage

Professor Yoo released a study that finds Europe lags behind the United States in high-speed broadband deployment, investment, and usage. The analysis also looks at the data disparities in the context of the different regulatory approaches in the U.S. and in Europe, finding that the EU’s telephone-era, public utility treatment of broadband has resulted in stagnation.

Christopher S. Yoo, the John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Info...

Prof. Christopher Yoo discusses researching, teaching technology law & policy

In a video feature, Prof. Christopher Yoo discusses his work and research in technology policy.

Professor Yoo teaching his Telecommunications Law course.

CTIC: Catalyzing research where law, technology, and public policy intersect

Academic recognition usually takes longer, but at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, five years is more time than it took for the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) to establish itself as a leading academic center at the intersection of technology and public policy.

Prof. Christopher Yoo on Better Informing the Net Neutrality Debate

In a new paper, “Network Neutrality and the Need for a Technological Turn in Internet Scholarship,” Yoo calls for those engaged in debates over Internet regulation to develop a better grasp of the network’s underlying architecture and technology.