Intellectual Property, including Copyrights

Diane E. Lopez

Diane E. Lopez

Deputy General Counsel

A magna cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College (Phi Beta Kappa), Ms. Lopez received her J.D. from Columbia University Law School, where she was an editor of A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual, a publication of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Following graduation she joined O'Melveny & Myers where she remained for eight years, concentrating her practice in commercial litigation. At Harvard she assists the University on a variety of commercial transactions, with a focus on ways the University can protect and manage its intellectual property assets. She advises on health care, privacy, and student affairs issues, on concerns involving the use of human subjects and animals in research, and on issues involving third-party access to research data. Ms. Lopez has spent significant time on legal and legislative matters related to human embryonic stem cell research. She is a member of the University's Incident Support Team, which coordinates the University's response to major crisis events.  She is a former Trustee and Treasurer of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.

p: Assistant: Karen Ganong 617-496-3010
Bradley E. Abruzzi

Bradley E. Abruzzi

University Attorney

A graduate of Princeton University (A.B. in English) and New York University (M.A. in English), Mr. Abruzzi received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as Executive Editor on the Harvard Law Review.  Following law school, Mr. Abruzzi joined Boston-based Bromberg & Sunstein LLP as a litigation associate, with an emphasis on intellectual property matters.  Mr. Abruzzi left Bromberg to clerk for the Honorable Nancy Gertner in the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, thereafter resuming private practice at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston.  From Foley he accepted an Associate Attorney appointment in the Office of the General Counsel, where he served Harvard clients on matters ranging from civil rights litigation to commercial disputes to copyright, privacy, publication tort, information/technology law, and corporate governance matters.  During this period Mr. Abruzzi completed a two-year fellowship with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and authored two publications on copyright law.  He then joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Office of the General Counsel, where he worked for four years before returning to Harvard as a University Attorney.  At MIT Mr. Abruzzi’s practice centered on transactional matters, online learning initiatives, human subjects research compliance, data privacy and security, and contract and regulatory matters relating to funded research.

p: Assistant: Cheryl Nesom 617-495-4779
Jonathan H. Hulbert

Jonathan H. Hulbert

University Attorney and Administrative Coordinator

Mr. Hulbert received a B.A. from Reed College (Phi Beta Kappa), an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. In 1987, he taught Securities Regulations as an Adjunct Professor at Hastings College of the Law, University of California. Mr. Hulbert practiced general corporate and business law in San Francisco, before coming to the Boston area, where he joined Foley, Hoag & Eliot LLP. Before moving to the General Counsel's office, he was a partner at Foley Hoag for almost 10 years, concentrating in intellectual property and licensing, commercial law, corporate finance and securities law. At Harvard, Mr. Hulbert advises on copyright and intellectual property matters, licensing deals, digitization projects, collaborations, online education, sponsored research, vendor agreements, and a wide range of other transactions and programs.  He also counsels and serves as Clerk of the American Repertory Theater.  In addition to being a University Attorney, Mr. Hulbert is the Administrative Coordinator for the Office of the General Counsel. 

p: Assistant: Loreta Rufo-Andrade 617-495-9246
Peter Katz

Peter Katz

University Attorney

Mr. Katz is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. After law school he clerked for the Honorable Benjamin H. Kaplan of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and worked in the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, an agency of the City of Boston. He then joined the Boston law firm Hill & Barlow where he became a partner and served as a member of the firm's management committee and as chair of the corporate department and of the intellectual property practice group. He came to the Office of the General Counsel from the Boston office of the law firm Day Pitney LLP, where he was a partner. At Harvard, Mr. Katz advises on the planning and structuring of international projects and assists with consulting and other vendor agreements, licensing deals, and a variety of general corporate transactions. He also counsels on privacy and data security issues. Mr. Katz is a member of the University committee on investment policies for retirement plans.

p: Assistant: Loreta Rufo-Andrade 617-495-9246