Distinguished Computer Science Alumni Lecture

Technology Lawyer Isaac Peterson Takes on Disruptive Technologies

February 28, -
Speaker(s): Isaac Peterson


Join students in Professor Owen Astrachan's CS 342 class for a discussion with Duke Computer Science alumnus Isaac Peterson about his career and expertise.


This is a free session, but registration is required:

  • Current Duke students, register on Handshake.
  • Alumni and everyone else, register for the Zoom live stream on TicketTailor.

Speaker Bio

Isaac Peterson is a technology lawyer who has represented some of Silicon Valley's most cutting edge companies. Isaac received his BSE from Duke University in electrical engineering and computer science and — after a brief segue writing software — received his JD from Northwestern University. Isaac first defended the Android ecosystem against patent attacks during the Smart Phone Wars. Then, as Netflix’s first patent attorney, Isaac led its global patent strategy and defense as it morphed from a shiny disk mailer to a global media behemoth. Recently, Isaac was at Cruise, a leader in autonomous vehicle technology, and navigated disruptive technologies' outsize impacts on communities.