Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy

The Engelberg Organization


Professor Barton BeebeBarton Beebe is the John M. Desmarais Professorship of Intellectual Property Law at NYU School of Law. His scholarship focuses on the doctrinal, empirical, and cultural analysis of intellectual property law. Prior to joining NYU's faculty, Professor Beebe taught at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, from whose 2007 graduating class he received the Class of 2007 Award for Best Professor, and was a Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. In 2007, Professor Beebe served as a Special Master, with Professor Daniel J. Capra, in Louis Vuitton Malletier v. Dooney & Bourke, Inc., No. 04 Civ. 2990 (SAS) (SDNY). Professor Beebe received his JD from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and an articles editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities, his PhD in English Literature from Princeton University, where he was a Whiting Fellow in the Humanities, and his BA from the University of Chicago (Phi Beta Kappa). Professor Beebe clerked for Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York.

Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss is the Pauline Newman Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. Her research and teaching interests include intellectual property, civil procedure, privacy, and the relationship between science and law. She holds BA and MS degrees in Chemistry and spent several years as a research chemist before entering Columbia University School of Law, where she served as Articles and Book Review Editor of the Law Review. After graduating, she was a law clerk to Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Chief Justice Warren Burger of the US Supreme Court. She is a member of the American Law Institute and served as a Reporter for its Project on Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes. She also sits on the National Academy of Science's Committee on Science, Technology and Law. Professor Dreyfuss was a consultant to the Federal Courts Study Committee, to the Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents, and to the Federal Trade Commission. She served on the National Academy of Sciences' Committees on Intellectual Property in Genomic and Protein Research and Innovation and on Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-Based Economy, on the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Service's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society, and on BNA's Advisory Board to USPQ. She is a past chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Association of Law Schools. She was the Thomas Christensen Fellow at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University, the Yong Shook Lin Visiting Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the National University of Singapore, and has visited at The University of Chicago Law School, University of Washington School of Law, and Santa Clara University Law School. In addition to articles in her specialty areas, she has co-authored casebooks on civil procedure and intellectual property law.     

Professor Harry FirstHarry First is the Charles L. Denison Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and Director of the law school's Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Program. From 1999-2001 he served as Chief of the Antitrust Bureau of the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York. Professor First's teaching interests include antitrust, regulated industries, international and comparative antitrust, business crime, and innovation policy. He is the co-author of law school casebooks on antitrust (with John Flynn and Darren Bush) and on regulated industries (with John Flynn), as well as the author of a casebook on business crime, and the author of numerous articles involving antitrust law. Professor First has twice been a Fulbright Research Fellow in Japan and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Tokyo. Professor First antitrust scholarly work has focused on various aspects of antitrust enforcement, including “The Case for Antitrust Civil Penalties” (Antitrust Law Journal, 2009) and “Modernizing State Antitrust Enforcement” (Anti-trust Bulletin, 2009). Along with Professor Andrew Gavil of the Howard University School of Law, he is currently working on a book titled Microsoft and the Globalization of Antitrust Law: Competition Policy for the Twenty-First Century, to be published by MIT Press in 2012. First is also the author of a casebook on business crime and a recently-published article, “Branch Office of the Prosecutor: The New Role of the Corporation in Business Crime Prosecutions” (North Carolina Law Review, 2010). Professor 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.

Professor Katherine StrandburgKatherine Strandburg is the Alfred B. Engelberg Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. She concentrates her teaching and research in the areas of intellectual property law, cyberlaw, and information privacy law. She is particularly interested in understanding how the law in these areas might accommodate and reflect the importance of collaborative and emergent collective behavior. Prior to coming to NYU, Prof. Strandburg was Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law. She has been a visiting professor at NYU, Fordham, and Illinois law schools. Professor Strandburg obtained her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School with high honors in 1995 and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is an experienced litigator, is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and recently has authored several amicus briefs to the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals dealing with patent law issues. She is past Chair of the AALS Section on Intellectual Property. Prior to her legal career, Professor Strandburg was a research physicist at Argonne National Laboratory, having received her PhD from Cornell University in 1984 and conducted postdoctoral research at Carnegie Mellon. She was a visiting faculty member of the physics department at Northwestern University from 1990-1992.


Judge Pauline Newman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit chairs the Advisory Council. She is a 1958 graduate of the Law School, and holds a BA degree from Vassar College, an MA in Pure Science from Columbia University, and a PhD degree in chemistry from Yale University. She has worked as a research scientist, and for many years served as Director of chemical patents, trademarks, and licensing for the FMC Corporation. She held office in several bar associations, and served on several Presidential advisory committees concerning United States and international intellectual property before her appointment to the Federal Circuit in 1984.         


Alfred B. Engelberg graduated cum laude from NYU School of Law in 1965 after receiving a BS degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University. During a legal career of more than 30 years, he was an examiner in the Patent and Trademark Office, a patent agent for a major oil company, a patent trial attorney in the Department of Justice, and a partner in a private practice specializing in intellectual property litigation. As counsel to the generic drug industry, he was heavily involved in the negotiations leading to the major pieces of patent legislation enacted by Congress since the early 1980s.