Chris Ridder is a Non-Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS). His research interests include the full range of issues that arise at the intersection of technology and the law, including the application of intellectual property law to software and the Internet, and the impact of technological change on privacy and civil liberties. Prior to joining CIS, Chris was an associate at Simpson Thacher and Barltett LLP, where he litigated intellectual property and complex commercial cases. Prior to joining Simpson Thacher, he was an associate at Fish & Richardson P.C., where he specialized in patent litigation. Chris received his B.A. with Highest Honors in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1993, and his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) in 2001. Prior to law school, he was a newspaper editor and publisher where he served, among other positions, as Editor-in-Chief of the Anchorage Press, the largest weekly newspaper in Anchorage, Alaska. From 2001-2002, Chris was a law clerk to the Honorable Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.