Brett Frischmann is the Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics, Villanova University. He is also an affiliated scholar of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School and a trustee for the Nexa Center for Internet & Society, Politecnico di Torino. He teaches courses in intellectual property, Internet law, privacy, and technology policy. Frischmann is a prolific author, whose articles have appeared in numerous leading academic journals. He has published important books on the relationships between infrastructural resources, governance, commons, and spillovers, including Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources (Oxford University Press, 2012), Governing Knowledge Commons (Oxford University Press, 2014, with Michael Madison and Katherine Strandburg), and Governing Medical Knowledge Commons (Cambridge University Press, Winter 2017, with Michael Madison and Katherine Strandburg).
His most recent work examines the relationships between technology and humanity. For more on his recent book, Re-Engineering Humanity, co-authored with RIT philosophy professor Evan Selinger, check out their website: reengineeringhumanity.com
Frischmann received his BA in Astrophysics from Columbia University, an MS in Earth Resources Engineering from Columbia University, and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center. After clerking for the Honorable Fred I. Parker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and practicing at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, DC, he joined the Loyola University, Chicago law faculty in 2002. In 2010, he joined Cardozo Law School in New York city and directed Cardozo's leading Intellectual Property and Information Law Program. In 2017, he joined Villanova as the Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics to promote cross-campus research, programming and collaboration; foster high-visibility academic pursuits at the national and international levels; teach across the University; and position Villanova as a thought leader and innovator at the intersection of law, business and economics.