Tri-State Region IP Workshop

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Tenth Annual NYU Tri-State Region IP Workshop
January 10, 2020
NYU School of Law, Lipton Hall
108 West Third Street
New York, NY 10012

9:15-10:00 am             Continental Breakfast

10:00-11:20 am           Rights in Data

Amy Kapczynski, Yale Law School
Christopher Morten, NYU School of Law
The Big Data Regulator, Rebooted:  Why and How the FDA Can and Should Disclose Confidential Data on Prescription Drugs
Commentator: Jeremy Sheff, St. John’s University School of Law

James Grimmelmann, Cornell Tech and Cornell Law School
Christina Mulligan, Brooklyn Law School
Data Is Property
Commentator: Shyam Balganesh, University of Pennsylvania Law School

11:20-11:35 am           Coffee Break

11:35-12:55 pm           Patent Law

Bhaven Sampat, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
TRIPS, Patents, and Drug Prices in India (with Margaret Kyle and Ken Shadlen)
Commentator: Scott Hemphill, NYU School of Law

Paul Gugliuzza, Boston University School of Law (Visiting Professor, Cardozo School of Law and Temple University Beasley School of Law)
Law, Fact, and Patent Validity

Commentator: Sepehr Shahshahani, Fordham University School of Law

12:55-2:00 pm             Lunch

2:00-3:20 pm              IP Values

Mala Chatterjee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and NYU School of Law
Understanding Intellectual Property: Expression, Innovation, and Individuation
Commentator: Michael Burstein, Cardozo School of Law

Courtney Cox, Fordham University School of Law
Does the Law Require Deception? A Study of Trade Secret Doctrine and the Reasonable Precaution Requirement
Commentator: Irina Manta, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

3:20-3:35 pm               Coffee Break

3:35-4:55 pm             IP, Mind, and Body

Christopher Buccafusco, Cardozo School of Law
Incentivizing Accessible Design

Commentator: Jason Schultz, NYU School of Law

Mark Bartholomew, University of Buffalo School of Law
Copyright and the Brain

Commentator: Christopher Sprigman, NYU School of Law

4:55-5:40 pm               Lightning Round

Molly Stech, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The Essence of Authorial Originality

Jonathan Ashtor, Cardozo School of Law and Paul, Weiss LLP
The Case for Patent Clarity

Jacob Victor, NYU School of Law
Utility-Expanding Fair Use

6:00 pm                       Dinner

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