Tri-State Region IP Workshop


The Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU School of Law proudly presents the Seventh Annual Tri-State Region IP Workshop. The Workshop brings together intellectual property scholars (including professors, fellows, visitors, graduate students, and practitioners) from the tri-state region (broadly defined to include Philadelphia) to present their works in progress for commentary in a workshop environment.

2017 Papers


Seventh Annual Tri-State Region IP Workshop
January 13, 2017
NYU School of Law
Lipton Hall
108 West Third Street
New York, NY 10012

9:00-9:45 am               Continental Breakfast

9:45-11:05 am             Patent Law I

Mark Patterson, Fordham University School of Law
Do Secret Patent Arbitration Awards Violate Antitrust Laws?
Commentator: Christopher Sprigman, NYU School of Law

David Abrams, University of Pennsylvania Law School and The Wharton School
Bhaven Sampat, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Drug Patents and Real Value
Commentator: Amy Kapczynski, Yale Law School

11:05-11:20 am           Coffee Break

11:20-12:40 pm           Copyright Law

Amy Adler, NYU School of Law
Should We Abolish Copyright For Visual Art?
Commentator: Eva Subotnik, St. John’s University School of Law

Shyam Balganesh, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Copyright as Tortious Interference with a Market Prospect
Commentator: Christina Mulligan, Brooklyn Law School

12:40-1:40 pm             Lunch

1:40-2:20 pm               Teaching Intellectual Property

James Grimmelmann, Cornell Tech and Cornell Law School
Excerpts from Patterns of Information Law course pack

2:20-2:35 pm               Coffee Break

2:35-3:55 pm               Intellectual Property Theory

Chris Buccafusco, Cardozo School of Law
Functionality Screens (with Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School)
Commentator: Irina Manta, Hofstra Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Jeremy Sheff, St. John’s University School of Law
Excerpts from Valuing Progress
Commentator: Christopher Beauchamp, Brooklyn Law School

3:55-4:10 pm               Coffee Break

4:10-5:30 pm               Patent Law II

Jonathan Ashtor, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Do Valid Patents Promote Progress?
Commentator: Michael Burstein, Cardozo School of Law and McKinsey

Janet Freilich, Fordham University School of Law
Patent Clutter
Commentator: Katherine Strandburg, NYU School of Law

For questions, please feel free to contact the Tri-State Workshop co-chairs, Barton Beebe ( or Jeanne Fromer ( This conference is sponsored by NYU Law School’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy.