Andrew Clearwater
Adjunct Professor

Andrew Clearwater

B.A., University of Maine at Farmington
J.D., University of Maine School of Law
LLM, Suffolk University

Andrew Clearwater joined the Center for Law and Innovation as a fellow to strategically enhance the Center's teaching mission, reinforce the Maine Patent Program’s ability to serve clients, and to provide the University with privacy scholarship. Andrew has an LLM in Global Law and Technology with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law. He is a recipient of the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law.

Andrew is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). He recently spoke on the topic of data breach at the 2011 Privacy Law Scholars Conference hosted by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and also at the Data Security & Management Conference hosted by the Center for Law and Innovation. His recent article about a property-based theory of harm in data breaches was published in the 2011 July/August edition of the Privacy Advisor, the Official Newsletter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Prior to joining the Center, Andrew provided iCommons Ltd. with legal research and analysis addressing a variety of topics, chief among them, the disposition of intellectual property in international scientific research collaborations. He also aided the Open Government Project which sought to assess the public’s ability to access taxpayer-funded work product and investigated aspirations and practices in the UK. Before that Andrew served as a research assistant with the Cooperation Research Group at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. His work was part of the industrial case studies looking at the role of intellectual property within commons-based production and collaboration.