IP & Innovation

Faculty

  • Barton Beebe
    John M. Desmarais Professor of Intellectual Property Law
    Barton Beebe specializes in the doctrinal, empirical, and cultural analysis of intellectual property law. He has been the Anne Urowsky Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School, a Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford. He has also taught courses at Hebrew University, Jerusalem; the Centre d’Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle at the Université de Strasbourg; the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center; the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China; and the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. In 2007, Beebe was a special master in the case of Louis Vuitton Malletier v. Dooney & Bourke, Inc., No. 04 Civ. 2990 (SAS) (SDNY). His published works include “Intellectual Property Law and the Sumptuary Code,” 123 Harvard Law Review 809 (2010), and “An Empirical Study of US Copyright Fair Use Opinions, 1978-2005,” 156 Pennsylvania Law Review 549 (2008). Beebe received his JD from Yale Law School, his PhD in English Literature from Princeton University, and his BA from the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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  • Rochelle Dreyfuss
    Pauline Newman Professor of Law;
    Co-Director, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy;
    Co-Director, Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Program
    Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss holds BA and MS degrees in chemistry and was a research chemist before entering Columbia Law School, where she served as articles and book review editor of the Law Review. She is a member of the American Law Institute and served as a reporter for its Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes project. Dreyfuss clerked for Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Chief Justice Warren Burger of the US Supreme Court. She was a member of the National Academies’ Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society, and a consultant to the Federal Courts Study Committee, the Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents, and the Federal Trade Commission. She has edited several books on intellectual property, including Balancing Wealth and Health: The Battle Over Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Latin America (2014, with César Rodríguez-Garavito), which was published in 2016 in Spanish as Entre la salud y las patentes. She co-authored A Neofederalist Vision of TRIPS: Building a Resilient International Intellectual Property System (2012, with Graeme Dinwoodie).
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  • Richard Epstein
    Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law;
    Director, Classical Liberal Institute
    Richard A. Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. He has served as the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000. Epstein is also the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985 and has been a senior fellow of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Division of Biological Sciences since 1983. He was a winner of the Bradley Prize in 2011. Epstein has written numerous articles on a wide range of legal and interdisciplinary subjects, as well as over 15 books; his most recent is The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government (Harvard U. Press, 2014). He has also edited (with Catherine Sharkey) Cases and Materials on the Law of Torts (11th edition, 2016). He writes a weekly column for Defining Ideas and is a contributor to Ricochet.com and Forbes.com.
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  • Harry First
    Charles L. Denison Professor of Law;
    Co-Director, Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Program
    Harry First is a specialist in antitrust and business crime. He is the co-author of the casebook Free Enterprise and Economic Organization: Antitrust (7th Ed. 2014) (with John Flynn and Darren Bush), as well as a casebook on regulated industries (with John Flynn). He was twice a Fulbright Research Fellow in Japan and taught antitrust as an adjunct professor at the University of Tokyo. First’s most recent scholarly work has focused on various aspects of antitrust enforcement and theory, including The Microsoft Antitrust Cases: Competition Policy for the Twenty-first Century (with Andrew I. Gavil) (MIT Press, 2014), “Philadelphia National Bank, Globalization, and the Public Interest” (Antitrust Law Journal, 2015), “Your Money and Your Life: The Export of U.S. Antitrust Remedies” in Global Competition Law and Economics (Stanford University Press, 2013), “Antitrust’s Democracy Deficit” (Fordham Law Review, 2013), and two chapters in The Design of Competition Law Institutions: Global Norms, Local Choices (Oxford University Press, 2013), one dealing with the United States, the other with Japan. First is also the author of a casebook on business crime and the article “Business Crime and the Public Interest: Lawyers, Legislators, and the Administrative State” (University of California Irvine Law Review, 2012). First is a contributing editor of the Antitrust Law Journal, foreign antitrust editor of the Antitrust Bulletin, a member of the executive committee of the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association, and a member of the advisory board and a senior fellow of the American Antitrust Institute.
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  • Eleanor Fox
    Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation
    Eleanor M. Fox is the Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law. She is an expert in antitrust and competition policy, and teaches, writes, and advises on competition policy in nations around the world and in international organizations. She has a special interest in developing countries, poverty, and inequality, and explores how opening markets and attacking privilege, corruption, and cronyism can alleviate marginalization and open paths to economic opportunity and inclusive development. Fox received her law degree from NYU School of Law in 1961; she received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Paris-Dauphine in 2009. She was awarded an inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 by the Global Competition Review for “substantial, lasting, and transformational impact on competition policy and practice.” She received the inaugural award for outstanding contributions to the competition law community in 2015 by the Academic Society for Competition Law, the world network of academic law and economic competition experts. Fox is writing a book on development, markets, and competition in sub-Saharan Africa.
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  • Jeanne Fromer
    Professor of Law
    Professor Jeanne Fromer specializes in intellectual property and information law, with particular emphasis on unified theories of copyright and patent law. She is a faculty co-director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy. In 2011, Fromer was awarded the American Law Institute’s inaugural Young Scholars Medal for her scholarship in intellectual property. Before coming to NYU, Fromer served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the US Supreme Court and to Judge Robert D. Sack of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also worked at Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale) in the area of intellectual property. Fromer received her JD magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, serving as articles and commentaries editor of the Harvard Law Review and as editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. Fromer earned her BA summa cum laude in computer science from Barnard College, Columbia University. She received her SM in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for research work in artificial intelligence and computational linguistics and worked at AT&T (Bell) Laboratories in those same areas. Fromer was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, and she also previously taught at Fordham Law School. 
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  • Scott Hemphill
    Professor of Law on Leave
    Scott Hemphill teaches and writes about antitrust, intellectual property, and regulation of industry. His research focuses on the law and economics of competition and innovation, and his scholarship ranges broadly, from drug patents to net neutrality to fashion and intellectual property. Hemphill’s recent work examines the antitrust problem of parallel exclusion in concentrated industries and anticompetitive settlements of patent litigation by drug makers. His scholarship has been cited by the US Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court, among others, and has formed the basis for congressional testimony on matters of regulatory policy. Hemphill's writing has appeared in law reviews, peer-reviewed journals, and the popular press, including the Yale Law Journal, Science, and the Wall Street Journal. He joined NYU from Columbia Law School, where he was a professor of law. Hemphill has also served as antitrust bureau chief for the New York Attorney General and clerked for Judge Richard Posner of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court. He holds a JD and PhD in economics from Stanford, an AB from Harvard, and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar.
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  • Florencia Marotta-Wurgler
    Professor of Law;
    Faculty Director, NYU Law in Buenos Aires
    Florencia Marotta-Wurgler is a professor of law at New York University School of Law and the director of NYU Law Abroad in Buenos Aires. Her teaching and research interests are contracts, consumer privacy, electronic commerce, and law and economics. Her published research has addressed various problems associated with standard form contracts online, such as the effectiveness of disclosure regimes, delayed presentation of terms, and whether people read the fine print. She is currently working on a large empirical project on consumer privacy policies online and on the effectiveness of the Federal Trade Commission’s privacy enforcement actions. In 2009, she testified before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at a hearing titled, “Aggressive Sales Tactics on the Internet and Their Impact on American Consumers.” She is a co-reporter of the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law of Consumer Contracts, a board member of the American Law and Economics Association, and a fellow at the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy at NYU School of Law. She received a BA magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD cum laude from NYU School of Law.
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  • Daniel Rubinfeld
    Professor of Law
    Daniel Rubinfeld is Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and Robert L. Bridges Professor of Law Emeritus and Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published articles relating to antitrust and competition policy, law and economics, and public economics. He has also written two textbooks, Microeconomics and Econometric Models and Economic Forecasts. He has consulted for private parties and for a range of public agencies including the Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and a number of State Attorney Generals. In the past he has been a fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. From June 1997 through December 1998, he served as deputy assistant attorney general for antitrust in the US Department of Justice. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Basel in Switzerland and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972 and has been teaching at NYU since 1999.
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  • Jason Schultz
    Professor of Clinical Law
    Jason Schultz is a professor of clinical law and director of NYU School of Law’s Technology Law and Policy Clinic. In his clinical projects, research, and writing, he addresses the ongoing challenges of balancing intellectual property and privacy law with the public interest in free expression, access to knowledge, and innovation. At the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Schultz co-directed the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. He had previously been a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, one of the world’s leading digital rights groups, where he founded the Patent Busting Project. With Samuelson Clinic co-director Jennifer Urban, he invented the Defensive Patent License, a tool for deescalating patent wars. After receiving his JD from Berkeley in 2000, Schultz was a clerk for Judge D. Lowell Jensen of the US District Court for the Northern District of California and an intellectual property associate at Fish & Richardson. He is a graduate of Duke University with degrees in public policy studies and women’s studies.
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  • Christopher Sprigman
    Professor of Law
    Christopher Sprigman came to NYU School of Law in 2013 from the University of Virginia School of Law. Sprigman teaches intellectual property law, antitrust law, competition policy, and comparative constitutional law. His research focuses on how legal rules affect innovation and the deployment of new technologies. Sprigman’s widely cited works have had an influence on important aspects of copyright law, and often belie the conventional wisdom about intellectual property rights. He was an appellate counsel from 1999 to 2001 in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, where US v. Microsoft was among his cases, and later was elected partner in the Washington, DC, office of King & Spalding before becoming a residential fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. Sprigman received his BA in history magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, and a JD with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1993. He subsequently clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Lourens H. W. Ackermann of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Sprigman also taught at the University of the Witwatersrand’s law school in Johannesburg.
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  • Katherine Strandburg
    Alfred B. Engelberg Professor of Law
    An expert in patent law, innovation policy, and information privacy law, Katherine Strandburg began her career as a theoretical physicist at Argonne National Laboratory. Her research considers the implications of user and collaborative innovation for patent law and of “big data” for privacy law. Her forthcoming book Governing Medical Commons (co-edited with B. Frischmann and M. Madison, 2016), continues her investigation of commons-based innovation. Based on research reflected in publications such as “Membership Lists, Metadata, and Freedom of Association’s Specificity Requirement,” 10 ISJLP 327 (2014), Strandburg was an invited panelist at the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board’s May 2015 Public Meeting on Executive Order 12333. Strandburg’s brief on behalf of several medical associations was cited in a 2012 Supreme Court opinion involving the patent eligibility of medical diagnostic procedures. Strandburg received her BS from Stanford University, her PhD from Cornell University, and her JD with high honors from the University of Chicago. She clerked for the late Judge Richard Cudahy of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
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