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Zoe Argento

Zoe Argento
Associate Professor of Law

J.D., Boston College
B.A., Harvard

On Leave (2015-2016)

Contact:
401-254-4636

Zoe Argento teaches Torts and Intellectual Property. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and received the Order of the Coif at Boston College Law School. Before coming to RWU Law, she was an associate with the Intellectual Property Group at the Boston firm of Ropes & Gray, where her practice focused on license drafting, patent prosecution and other technology-based corporate transactions. She also clerked for Chief Judge Mary M. Lisi of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Prior to law school, Professor Argento was an associate at L.E.K. Consulting, where her work involved the valuation of and market research for the intellectual property portfolios of entertainment and technology companies. Professor Argento also served in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. As a Naval Beach Group Officer in Charge in 2003, she led a detachment of 88 personnel, six assault craft, and beach landing equipment on deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Professor Argento’s academic work has focused on Intellectual Property as well, with her scholarship appearing in the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, and the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law.

Selected Publications

Whose Social Network Account?: A Trade Secret Approach to Allocating Rights, ___ Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review____(forthcoming 2013)

What the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Can Learn from Medical Marijuana: Fixing the Antitrafficking Provisions by Basing Liability on the Likelihood of Harm, 35 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 503 (2012)

To Cache or Not to Cache: Internet Service Provider Caching of Peer to Peer Traffic, 31 Whittier Law Review 421 (2010) (coauthored with Assaf Jacob)

Applying Genericide to the Right of Publicity, 10 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law 321 (2008)

Interpreting Chamberlain’s “Reasonable Relation” Between Access and Infringement in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 2008 Boston College Intellectual Property & Technology Forum 102902 (2008)