Andrew Gass

Andrew Gass is a leading expert on emerging issues in copyright law, antitrust law, and the intersection between the two. At Latham & Watkins, he is a member of the firm’s award-winning global Antitrust & Competition Practice. At the UC Berkeley School of Law, he teaches both the basic Copyright Law course and an advanced seminar on Copyright, Competition & Technology in the nation’s top-ranked IP law program.

Mr. Gass is a practicing lawyer and a nationally-recognized thought-leader on copyright and antitrust issues. He regularly speaks and writes on cutting-edge topics in both fields, and is Chair of the ABA IP Section committee on Music, Sound Recordings, and Performing Artists.

As a litigator, Mr. Gass represents technology companies, broadcasters and other clients in high-stakes disputes with competitors, suppliers, and regulators. His practice also includes counseling work, from product design through merger and acquisition.

Selected Lectures, Legislative Testimony & Publications
  • “Music Copyright and Digital Platforms,” UC Berkeley School of Law, 2015
  • Oracle v. Google: The Copyright Law of Software Platforms, Incentives for Litigation, and Future Litigation Strategies,” AIPLA Annual Meeting, 2015
  • “A Silver Lining for the Cloud? Consequences of the Aereo Decision Outside the TV Business,” ABA Webinar, 2015
  • “Exception and Limitation Reforms,” The Next Great Copyright Act Conference, 2014 (moderator)
  • “California AB 609,” California Assembly Hearing, 2013 (testimony at the invitation of assemblyman Nestande)
  • “The Technology of Registries,” Reform(aliz)ing Copyright for the Digital Age Conference, 2013 (moderator)
  • “Considering Copyright Rulemaking: The Constitutional Question,” A Gass, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 27:1047, 2012
  • “Marketing off-label uses to physicians: FDA’s draft (mis)guidance,” A Gass, J Wilson, American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2008
  • “Public Access to Public Science: Recommendations for the California Stem Cell Institute’s Policies Regarding Grantee-Produced Journal Articles,” M Eisen, A Gass, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 21 No. 3, 2006
  • “Paying to Free Science: Costs of Publication as Costs of Research,” A Gass, Serials Review, Vol. 31 Iss. 2, June 2005
  • “The Reality of Open-Access Journal Articles,” A Gass, H Doyle, Chronicle of Higher Education Review, 18 February 2005
  • “Open Access as Public Policy” A Gass, PLoS Biology, Vol. 2 No. 10, October 2004
  • “Whose Copy? Whose Rights?” A Gass, H Doyle, R Kennison, PLoS Biology, Vol. 2 No. 7, July 2004