- First Amendment
- Intellectual Property
- Patent Law
Hillary Greene’s primary subject areas include antitrust/competition policy, intellectual property (patent law), First Amendment law, administrative law, and innovation. Her research assesses issues lying at the intersection of these subject areas. Examples include her examination of “antitrust censorship” which can arise from antitrust analysis of expressive boycotts characterized by potentially anticompetitive speech that is both economically self-interested and politically motivated. She has also delineated the process of “guideline institutionalization” through which nonbinding federal antitrust merger guidelines become valued for more than the persuasive power of their ideas. Another article focuses on the vaccine industry’s ability to address emerging diseases given patent rights that are fragmented or shrouded by technological uncertainty. Professor Greene’s scholarship has incorporated empirical research and reflects various influences including: discourse theory, law and economics, sociology and political science.
Professor Greene served as the inaugural director of the Law School’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic from 2007 to 2012. Prior to joining the UConn Law faculty, she was an associate professor of law at the University of Utah, a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School. Earlier, Professor Greene worked as a litigation associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York and served as acting deputy assistant general counsel for policy studies and as the project director for intellectual property at the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of the General Counsel.
Professor Greene currently serves on the executive committee, as Chair Elect, of the AALS’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section and as a contributing editor on the Antitrust Law Journal’s editorial board. Professor Greene is a graduate of Yale Law School and Yale College (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, distinction in her major – Economics and Political Science).