Assistant Professor of Law
J.D., Ph.D., Yale Law School
B.A., M.A., University of Georgia
BJ Ard teaches and writes on intellectual property, privacy, and the intersections of law and technology. His work is published or forthcoming in Emory Law Journal, Washington & Lee Law Review, Maryland Law Review, and Yale Law Journal, among other distinguished law reviews. He has also co-authored the discussion of the Supreme Court's 2021 Google v. Oracle decision in the leading copyright treatise Nimmer on Copyright.
Professor Ard completed his J.D. and Ph.D. at Yale Law School, where he was awarded the Stephen J. Massey Prize for his work in the Community and Economic Development Clinic and served as Managing Editor of Yale Law Journal. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge R. Lanier Anderson III on the Eleventh Circuit.
Prior to joining the UW faculty, Professor Ard worked as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, a research fellow at the Yale Information Society Project, and in private practice at Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles.
Scholarship & Publications
- Intellectual Property
- Technology Law
BJ Ard presented "Creativity Without IP? Vindication and Challenges in the Video Game Industry" during a conference on International Gaming: Laws and Regulations Around Games in the Digital Era hosted by Durham Law School in the United Kingdom on Sept. 8, 2022.
BJ Ard presented "Competition With and Without IP in the Video Game Industry" during the Workshop for Emerging Scholars in IP and Technology at Texas A&M University School of Law on Nov. 6, 2021.
BJ Ard joined a panel of national experts to explore the question, "What is Law and Technology?" on the Tech Refactored podcast hosted by the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center.
News & Media
Friday, Sep 27, 2019How is the law responding to new playback and distribution technologies? BJ Ard discusses
Wisconsin Law in Action
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019John Ohnesorge partners with Nanjing University faculty to bring IP workshop to China