Tri-State Region IP Workshop

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The Twelfth Annual Tri-State Region IP Workshop of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU School of Law will take place on Friday, January 14, 2022The one-day conference will bring together intellectual property scholars from the tri-state region to present their works in progress for discussion in a workshop environment.

Twelfth Annual NYU Tri-State Region IP Workshop
January 14, 2022

10:00-11:20 am           Invention and Innovation

Oskar Liivak, Cornell Law School
Don’t Cite (the Majority) in Funk

Commentator: Christopher Beauchamp, Brooklyn Law School

Daniel Hemel, University of Chicago Law School (Visiting Professor, NYU School of Law)
Valuing Medical Innovation (with Lisa Larrimore Oullette)
Commentator: Christopher Morten, Columbia Law School

11:20-11:35 am           Coffee Break

11:35-12:55 pm           IP Laws and Government

Shyam Balganesh, Columbia Law School
Authoring the Law

Commentator: Jacob Victor, Rutgers Law School

Christopher Morten, Columbia Law School
Publicizing Corporate Secrets for Public Good

Commentator: Courtney Cox, Fordham University School of Law

12:55-2:00 pm             Lunch

2:00-2:30 pm               Student Presentation                        

Katrina Geddes, NYU School of Law
The Death of the Legal Subject

2:30-3:50 pm               Trademark Law

Jeremy Sheff, St. John’s University School of Law
Reverse Confusion and the Justification of Trademark Protection

Commentator: Christopher Sprigman, NYU School of Law

Christopher Buccafusco, Cardozo School of Law
Screening Meaning (with Jonathan Masur and Mark McKenna)

Commentator: Jennifer Rothman, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

3:50-4:05 pm               Coffee Break

4:05-5:35 pm               Empirical Studies of Patent Law

Janet Freilich & Sepehr Shahshahani, Fordham University School of Law
Measuring Follow-On Innovation

Commentator: Deepak Hegde, NYU Stern School of Business

Jonathan Ashtor, Paul, Weiss LLP; Cardozo School of Law
Investigating Patent Examination Quality

Commentator: Michael Burstein, Cardozo 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.