Professor Clark Asay joined the BYU Law faculty in June 2014. Before coming to BYU, Professor Asay was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Shughart Scholar at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law from 2012-2014. Prior to entering legal academia, Professor Asay worked at Amazon’s Lab126 and supported the Kindle, Kindle Fire, and Amazon Fire teams. Professor Asay also worked at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he practiced in the field of technology transactions and intellectual property licensing.
Professor Asay’s research and teaching interests focus on intellectual property law, technology, and innovation. He has published papers relating to patents, copyright, open source software licensing, and information privacy. He has taught courses on intellectual property law, information privacy, and contracts.
Professor Asay is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where he was an Executive Editor for the Stanford Law Review. Professor Asay also earned an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge and a BA, summa cum laude, from Brigham Young University.
Enabling Patentless Innovation, 74 Md. L. Rev. 431 (2015). [SSRN]
Keeping Low Sanctions Low, 66 Fla. L. Rev. Forum 5 (2015) (invited response to Irina D. Manta, The High Cost of Low Sanctions, 66 Fla. L. Rev. 157 (2015). [SSRN]
Ex-Post Incentives and IP in Garcia v. Google and Beyond, 67 Stan. L. Rev. Online 37 (2014). [SSRN]
A Case for the Public Domain, 74 Ohio St. L.J. 753 (2013). [SSRN]
Kirtsaeng and the First-Sale Doctrine’s Digital Problem, 66 Stan. L. Rev. Online 17 (2013). [SSRN]
Consumer Information Privacy and the Problem(s) of Third-Party Disclosures, 11 NW. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 321 (2013). [SSRN]
The General Public License Version 3.0: Making or Breaking the FOSS Movement?, 14 Mich. Telecomm. & Tech. L. Rev. 265 (2008). Reprinted in: OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE AND COMMON CONCERNS 73 (A.G. Aravind Reddy ed., 2009). [SSRN]
Brief of Amici Curiae 42 Intellectual Property Law Professors in Support of Defendant-Cross Appellant Google Inc., Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc., Nos. 2017-1118, -1202 (Fed. Cir. May 30, 2017). [SSRN]