Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society

Events

We aim to schedule a variety of educational and networking events to appeal to our membership and the NYU Law community. Please see below for the complete calendar of events for the upcoming semester. Join the IPELS listserv through NYU Home or our Facebook page for updates and invitations.


2014-2015 Events


 

 

 

Patent Events

 

IPNY Event with Laura Sheridan

Laura Sheridan, Patent Counsel at Google, will be discussing ideas for improving the quality of U.S. patents, focusing both on institutional reforms that could make the PTO better at turning away low-quality patent applications, and changes in the patent law that could also help us reach that goal.  The Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy faculty will also share their insights.

 

Laura is Patent Counsel at Google, where she works on patent policy and manages a team focused on patent strategy. As a registered patent attorney, Laura was previously in private practice, where she specialized in patent prosecution, litigation, IP due diligence, and post-grant practice before the Patent Office. She speaks regularly on patent challenges under the AIA, the patent reform landscape, and defensive strategies against non-practicing entities. Laura studied engineering at Cornell University and received her J.D. from Fordham Law School.

Thursday, November 20
6:00-7:30pm
Sexton Lounge, 2nd Floor
Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan Street


This event has been approved for 1 New York CLE credit for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.

RSVP to Nicole Arzt, nicole.arzt@nyu.edu

Symposia

IPELS is co-sponsoring the JIPEL Symposium "Innovation without Regulation: How Necessary is Intellectual Property Protection?"

 

The symposium will take place November 21, 2014 from 9 am to 12:30 pm in Vanderbilt Hall.

 

The half-day symposium will consist of two panels made up of professors, practitioners and industry insiders from the comedy, open source software, food and fashion industries. This will be followed by a research presentation highlighting some of the overarching themes and viewpoints espoused by innovators in general.

 

The purpose of the symposium is to address the underlying policy concerns supporting intellectual property regulation in light of varying industry norms and market forces suggesting that such regulation may not be the only source of protection. By establishing a wide-ranging board of presenters, we hope to provide varying perspectives on the application of intellectual property theories in various creative fields. Our panelists include academics Professors Christopher Sprigman, Jason Schultz, and Jessica Silbey; active practitioners Barbara Kolsun, General Counsel at Stuart Weitzman, Lee Sporn, General Counsel at Michael Kors, Orin Snyder, partner at Gibson Dunn, and Charles Valauskas, partner at Valauskas Corder LLC; and creative professionals including comedian Jim Mendrinos, MIT Technology Licensing Officer Daniel Dardani, fashion designer Brandon Sun, and Chef Rebecca Charles. The symposium will specifically focus on these fields as they are either attempting to gain protection under Intellectual Property regulation or operate outside of regulatory protection.

 

This event has been approved for 3 New York CLE credits for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.

 

To RSVP, or for more info, visit http://jipel.law.nyu.edu/symposium

 
Copyright Events
Post-mortem panel on Authors Guild v. Google hearing
Wednesday, December 3, 2014  from  4-6 pm
Vanderbilt Hall 206, 40 Washington Square South
 
The Authors Guild lawsuits against Google and its library partners (brought separately as Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust) have set much of the stage for how U.S. copyright law impacts efforts to mass digitize book collections. On December 3, 2014 at 2 p.m., the Second Circuit will hear argument in the appeal of Authors Guild v. Google, where Judge Denny Chin granted judgment in favor of Google, finding that its book digitizing activities were fair use under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.
 
The panel will commerce after the hearing concludes, starting at approximately 4 p.m. (or, if the hearing runs late, as soon as the participants are able to arrive) and focus on the contents of the appeal, including the questions presented, the briefing, the argument, and the implications for any certiorari petition to the Supreme Court.
 
Featured speakers include: 
  • Professor Jason Schultz, Director, Technology Law & Policy Clinic and Co-Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy; 
  • Jeremy Goldman, Counsel for the Authors Guild in Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust, 755 F.3d 87 (2d Cir. 2014); 
  • Fred von Lohmann, Legal Director for Copyright, Google;
  • Corynne McSherry, Intellectual Property Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation; 
  • Joseph Gratz, Durie Tangrie LLP (Counsel for Google); 
  • Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy, New York Public Library.

This event is open to the academic public.

and more!

 

Calendar



Past Events

2014-2015

Patent Committee Events

 

  • Wednesday 10/29 from 5:30-7pm in Furman 326 Patent Spotlight: Collaboration in Action at Morrison & Foerster (no scientific background necesssary!)

    • Come join us to hear about this collaboration in action from two partners who have worked together on high profile patent litigation cases at Morrison & Foerster:  Rich Hung, deputy chair of the IP Litigation Practice, and Peter Yim, head of the Electronics, Software & Telecommunications Patent Prosecution Group.  Mr. Hung and Mr. Yim will discuss their paths to their respective practices and how they work together to bring successful results for their clients.

 

Cyberlaw Committee Events

 

  • Wednesday 11/12 at 5pm - Revenge Porn and the Celebrity Photo Hacks: Can A Legal Response Balance Privacy and Free Speech?

    • The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society presents a panel on the legal and ethical issues surrounding revenge porn and the recent celebrity photo hacks.  Speakers representing several viewpoints will discuss what - if any - legal remedies exist and how those remedies may protect or inhibit the First and Fourth Amendments.  

    • This event is co-sponsored by Law Women and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project.

    • Panelists include:

      • Carrie Goldberg, who litigates on behalf of victims of revenge porn

      • Amanda Levendowski '14, who works at Cooley and whose student note advocated copyright as a way to combat revenge porn
      • Kelly Lum, who works as a security engineer at Tumblr
      • Amanda Marcotte, an award-winning journalist and blogger who writes about feminism and politics
  • Monday 10/27 from 12:30-1:50 in FH 120   Book release lunch “Civil Disobedience and the Internet” with Molly Sauter @OddLetters

Sports Committee Events

 

  • Monday 10/27 from 6-8pm in Furman 326 — Q&A with Mets GM Sandy Alderson, Harvard Law ‘76

     

  • Wednesday, 10/29 at 12:25pm Milbank Tweed Forum with Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins “How to Become a Real Estate Mogul, NFL Team Owner and Philanthropic Leader”

  • Monday 11/3 from 12-1:30 in Vanderbilt 201 — Lunch w/ Jonathan Amoona of Winston & Strawn LLP, Georgetown Law ‘09

 

Earlier events

  • Lunch with Proskauer Attorney & 'Mean Girls' Actor Wai Choy
  • Bitcoin: Digital Currencies, Business and the Law
  • The NCAA Enforcement Process: A Critical Discussion
  • Sports Law Roundtable Discussion
  • Internet and Information Law Panel "Breaking into the Law: Hacking and the Rise of Cyberwarfare"
  • Third Annual Sports Law Colloquium

    APRIL 15TH IN THE LESTER POLLACK COLLOQUIUM ROOM, FURMAN HALL 9TH FLOOR FROM 10:00AM TO 4:00PM
    The Sports Law Committee invites you to attend a day-long symposium to discuss some of the premiere legal questions in sports today. 
     
    The program will feature three panels. The first panel will examine the ethics of the Alex Rodriguez case. Here, we will explore the facts of the matter as well as the ethical implications of all of the parties involved, including Alex Rodriguez, other MLB players, Major League Baseball as well as the New York Yankees. The second panel involves a discussion of television sponsorship deals; given the current explosion in television deals, and the impact that this has on teams and leagues, a proper understanding of this market is vital to understand the direction of modern athletics. Finally, the third panel will explore the future of collegiate sports given the recent antitrust litigation and arguments over pay for student athletes.
     
    The first panel will include Robert Boland, Academic Chair of Sport Management, NYU; Wayne McDonnell, Clinical Associate Professor of Sports Management, NYU; Michael O'Keefe, New York Daily News; Eugene Orza, Former Chief Operating Officer, Major League Baseball Players Association; and will be moderated by Anita Marks, NBC Sports Radio.
     
    The second panel will include Tiki Barber, Television and Radio Personality and Retired NFL Running Back; Robert Boland, Academic Chair of Sports Management, NYU; Marc Edelman, Associate Professor of Law at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College; Craig Esherick, Professor of Sport Management, George Mason University; Len DeLuca, President, Len DeLuca and Associates; Charles Grantham, Former Director, National Basketball Players Association; Donald McPherson, NCAA Football Analyst and Member of the College Football Hall of Fame; and will be moderated by Dana Jacobson, Television and Radio Anchor.
     
    The third panel will include John Maguire, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, NY Giants; Joe Nahra, Legal and Business Affairs Executive, CAA Sports; Christina Song, Vice President of Legal and Buisness Affairs, Madison Square Garden; and Michael Verille, Senior Associate, GlideSlope.
     
    Michael Hausfeld, Chairman, LLP will provide the Keynote.
     
    The program is open to NYU students, practicing attorneys (who can receive CLE credit), and the general public. Program details and registration are available here. Seating is limited, so attendees are asked to register in advance via the registration page.