Program faculty and research

Program faculty and research

Faculty memberAreas of expertise
Fred H. CateInformation privacy
Data security
Yvonne CrippsBiotechnology and intellectual property

Fred H. Cate is vice president for research at Indiana University, IU Distinguished Professor, and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law, and a senior fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research.

Yvonne Cripps, an internationally acclaimed scholar and teacher, became the first holder of the Harry T. Ice Chair of Law at Indiana University in 2000. Dr. Cripps specializes in biotechnology and intellectual property law. Her book Controlling Technology: Genetic Engineering and the Law, published in 1980, was the first comprehensive treatment of the legal implications of biotechnology.  Her most recent research focuses on biotechnological advancements challenging previous legal definitions of personhood and on legal aspects of personalized medicine in relation to treatments targeted at the genomes of cancer cells.   

Prof. Jessica M. Eaglin is an expert in criminal law, evidence, and federal sentencing law. In "Technologically Distorted Concepts of Punishment," 97 Wash. U. L. Rev. 483 (2019), she writes that much recent work in academic literature and policy discussions suggests that the proliferation of actuarial—meaning statistical—assessments of a defendant’s recidivism risk in state sentencing structures is problematic. This article shifts the focus from technology to society, asserting that sentencing technologies subtly change key social concepts that shape punishment and society.  As sentencing technologies transform sentencing outcomes, the tools also alter society’s language and concerns about punishment. Thus, actuarial risk tools as technological sentencing reform not only excise society’s deeper issues of race, class, and power from debates. The tools also strip society of a language to resist the status quo by changing notions of justice.

William D. Henderson
Stephen F. Burns Professor of Law

Research areas: The legal profession, law and technology, innovation and automation in the practice of law.

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Mark D. Janis is the Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law and the director of the Center for Intellectual Property Research. Janis has written extensively on patent law, trademark law, design law, and the intellectual property/antitrust interface. His work has addressed issues concerning specialized intellectual property protection for plants and plant biotechnology, the application of design patent protection to graphical user interfaces, the trademark use doctrine in the context of online advertising practices, and many other topics that bear on the intersection between intellectual property law and technological innovation.    

Janis's most recent publications are Research Handbook on Trademark Law Reform (with Graeme B. Dinwoodie, ed.), which examines current and future issues in trademark law across different jurisdictions and perspectives, and Patent Law: Cases and Materials (with Sichelman, et al.), an open-source, modifiable patent law casebook, the first of its kind. The book is a response to the challenge of keeping the cases, notes, and questions included in a traditional casebook up-to-date and timely. It will be accessible digitally or print-on-demand from

Dr. Asaf Lubin is an associate professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a fellow at IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. Dr. Lubin’s research centers on the intersection of law and technology, particularly as it relates to the regulation of cybersecurity and privacy harms as well as policy design around governmental and corporate surveillance, data protection, and internet governance. His two most recent publications, "Insuring Evolving Technology” (28 Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, forthcoming 2021) and “Public Policy and the Insurability of Cyber Risk” (6 Journal of Law and Technology at Texas) both explore the relationship between insurance regulation and risky technologies, with a particular focus on the cyber insurance markets.

Dr. Lubin is currently leading a pioneering study on the interplay between different legal regimes regulating privacy and data protection in armed conflict situations. In the light of the technological advances in the fields of electronic surveillance, social engineering, predictive algorithms, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, automated processing, biometric analysis, and targeted hacking, a need for an inquiry into the interplay between different legal regimes in regulating privacy and data protection in wartime has emerged. The book-length compilation of papers will feature contributions from internationally renowned scholars and experienced practitioners and from emerging voices. The book is co-edited by Dr. Lubin and Dr. Russell Buchan (University of Sheffield) and will be published in 2022 by NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in cooperation with IU’s Ostrom Workshop. 


Prof. Jody Lyneé Madeira's scholarly interests involve empirical research; the role of emotion in law; the sociology of law; law, medicine, and bioethics; and the Second Amendment. Her most recent book, Taking Baby Steps: How Patients and Fertility Clinics Collaborate in Conception (University of California Press, 2018), takes readers inside the infertility experience, from dealing with infertility-related emotions to forming treatment relationships with medical professionals, confronting difficult decisions, and negotiating informed consent. Based on a wealth of qualitative and quantitative data (130 patient interviews, 83 interviews with reproductive medical professionals, and 267 patient surveys), Madeira investigated how women, men, and their care providers can utilize trust to collaboratively negotiate infertility’s personal, physical, spiritual, ethical,  medical, and legal minefields. 

João Marinotti is a visiting fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, a fellow at the IU Maurer School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Research, a Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow at the IU Maurer School of Law Center for Law, Society, and Culture, and a visiting fellow at the Center for Quantum Networks. His research lies at the intersection of emerging technologies and private law theory, including property, contract, and tort law. He focuses on the evolution and application of private law in the face of changing social, linguistic, and cognitive conceptualizations of technologies. Marinotti's current work addresses shared social customs and intuitions surrounding digital assets, prosthetics, and artificial intelligence. 

Prof. Mike Mattioli joined the Indiana University Maurer School of Law faculty in 2012. He specializes in intellectual property, data law, and contracts. Mattioli's research asks how cooperation can promote the common good. Through this lens, he has examined the pooling of cancer research data, patent pools for digital media, and how public policy shapes Big Data technologies related to health and public infrastructure. Mattioli's overarching goal is to uncover how law and policy can best encourage socially useful cooperation.

Joseph A. Tomain is a lecturer and senior fellow at IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. He has extensive experience in practice, teaching, and scholarship on free speech rights, particularly in online environments. His research includes examining the relationship, and often competing interests, between speech and privacy rights, as well as the cybersecurity implications that must be considered when analyzing online privacy.


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