Daryl Lim

H. Laddie Montague Jr. Chair in Law; Associate Dean for Research and Innovation; Founding Director, Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Initiative; Co-hire, Institute for Computational and Data Sciences; and Affiliate, Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence, Penn State University

Daryl Lim is the H. Laddie Montague Jr. Chair in Law at Penn State Dickinson Law. He also serves as associate dean for research and innovation and founding director of the Intellectual Property (IP) and Innovative Initiative. At the university level, he is an Institute of Computational and Data Sciences co-hire and an affiliate at the Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence.

Professor Lim is an award-winning author, observer, and commentator on national and global trends in IP and competition policy and how they influence and are influenced by law, technology, economics, and politics. He helps policymakers, attorneys, corporate counsel, scholars, and the public make sense of the world around them. He is a founding member of the Global IP Alliance and its local chapters in Pennsylvania and Illinois. In addition, he serves as Co-Chair of the University Education Committee in the US IP Alliance.

Professor Lim’s publications feature in leading flagship and specialty law reviews. In addition, he serves as a peer reviewer for the Yale Law Journal, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Journal of Antitrust Enforcement (Oxford University Press), the National Academy of Inventors, Cambridge University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Carolina Academic Press, and the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. He recently signed a book deal with Oxford University Press for a new book titled Infringement in Intellectual Property Law. In December 2022, the American Law Institute elected Professor Lim to its membership based on demonstrated excellence and outstanding professional achievement.

Select Publications by Professor Lim

“Infringement in Intellectual Property Law,” Oxford University Press (Forthcoming, 2024)

Confusion, Simplified,” 37 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 867 (2022)

AI, Equity, and the IP Gap,” 75 SMU Law Review 815 (2022)

Saving Substantial Similarity,” 73 Florida Law Review 51 (2021)

Daryl Lim

Email dfl5478@psu.edu

Phone  717-241-3537

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J.S.M, Stanford Law School 

L.L.M., L.L.B. National University of Singapore 

BSc. Econs. & Mgt., University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Research Interests
IP law, antitrust law, artificial intelligence, data security and privacy, the architecture of innovation

Lim's Publications

Patent Misuse, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (Paul Torremans, Irini Stamatoudi, Peter Yu, Bernd Jütte eds., Edward Elgar, 2024)

Confusion, Simplified, 37 BERKELEY TECHNOLOGY LAW JOURNAL 867 (2022)


Antitrust’s AI Revolution, 89 TENNESSEE LAW REVIEW 679 (2022)

Life After Google v. Oracle: Three Reflections on a Theme, IP THEORY (INDIANA (BLOOMINGTON) IP LAW JOURNAL) (Forthcoming 2022)

Trademark Confusion Revealed: An Empirical Analysis, 71 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 1285 (2022)

Agribiotech Patents in the Food Supply Chain: A U.S. Perspective, in GLOBAL FOOD VALUE CHAINS AND COMPETITION LAW, (Ioannis Lianos, Alexey Ivanov & Dennis Davis eds., Cambridge University Press, 2022)

Computational Trademark Infringement and Adjudication, RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, (Ryan Abbott (ed.), Edward Elgar, (Forthcoming 2022)

Saving Substantial Similarity, 73 FLORIDA LAW REVIEW 51 (2021)

Lim's Affiliations and Service to Community

U.S. IP Alliance

Global IP Alliance
Board of Directors (2022 – present)
Founding Member 

Lim's Presentations and Panels

United States

The Battle Over Patents: History and Politics of Innovation, Classical Liberal Institute at the NYU School of Law (December 8, 2022, Online) (Discussant)

Adaptation, Texas A&M University School of Law IP Scholars Roundtable, November 11, 2022, Fort Worth, Texas) (Speaker)

IP Trends in AI Law — Domestic and International Treatment of Artificial Intelligence, Texas A&M University School of Law, Tarrant County Bar Association Lecture Series, November 10, 2022, Fort Worth, Texas) (Speaker)

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: What Every Lawyer Should Know, Penn State Dickinson Law (October 25, 2022, Online) (Moderator)

Curriculum, Careers, and Commercialization in Schools & Universities, U.S. IP Alliance Annual Meeting, October 20, 2022, Atlanta, Georgia) (Panelist)

IP and Antitrust, 38th Marcus Evans IP Law Summit, September 1820, 2022, Las Vegas, Nevada) (Moderator)

Academia at the Crossroads, Kidon IP War Stories Podcast, July 15, 2022) (Speaker)

Future Policy at the United States Patent and Trademark Office — Transformation or Status Quo, 37th Marcus Evans IP Law Summit, June 27-29, 2022, Chicago, Illinois) (Panelist)

IP and Tech: Is Past Prologue?, 37th Marcus Evans IP Law Summit, June 2729, 2022, Chicago, Illinois) (Speaker) 

38th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Bar — EPO Liaison Council, (November 7, 2022, Online) (Delegate)


Going on Record with Copyright and Trade Secrets, Global Forum on IP, (September 67, 2022, Singapore) (Moderator)

Semiconductor M&A and IP Protection under the Epidemic, 2022 Jiwei Semiconductor Summit (July 1516, 2022, Xiamen, China) (Speaker)