Camilla A. Hrdy is an Associate Professor of Law at Rutgers Law, an Affiliated Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project, and a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Trade Secrets. Professor Hrdy holds a J.D. from Berkeley Law, a B.A. from Harvard University, and an M.Phil. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge.

Her articles on intellectual property, trade secrets, patent law, and innovation policy have appeared in Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Fordham Law Review, American Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Florida Law Review, Colorado Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, Lewis & Clark Law Review, Columbia Journal of Law & The Arts, and Michigan Technology Law Review.

Professor Hrdy’s primary teaching areas are Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Contracts, and Civil Procedure. Professor Hrdy’s research focuses on intellectual property law; the law and policy of trade secrets; patents and patent law history; innovation and economic development; artificial intelligence; the connection between intellectual property and technological unemployment; innovation clusters and federalism; science fiction and its impact on technological innovation; and the relationship between intellectual property law, innovation, and human well-being.

Before joining Rutgers Law, Professor Hrdy was Professor of Intellectual Property Law at University of Akron School of Law. At Akron Law, she was a five-time recipient of the Akron Law Thomas G. Byers Outstanding Faculty Publication Award.

Professor Hrdy is a regular blogger on the IP scholarship blog, Written Description, where she writes on IP scholarship related to trade secrets, trademarks, patents, IP theory, the history of intellectual property in America, and numerous other topics.

Professor Hrdy holds a J.D. from Berkeley Law, a B.A. from Harvard University, and an M.Phil. in from the University of Cambridge, Department of History & Philosophy of Science. She received a Hoopes prize for her senior thesis from Harvard and a Redhead Prize from the University of Cambridge Department of History & Philosophy of Science.

She clerked for U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack in the Southern District of Texas.

Articles available here.

Written Description blog.