Tri-State Region IP Workshop

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Eleventh Annual NYU Tri-State Region IP Workshop
NYU School of Law / January 8 and 15, 2021

The Eleventh 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 8 and 15, 2021The virtual conference will bring together intellectual property scholars from the tri-state region to present their works in progress for discussion in a workshop environment.

Friday, January 8, 2021

1:00-2:00 pm   Session I
Janet Freilich, Fordham University School of Law
Soomi Kim, MIT Sloan School of Management

Is the Patent System Sensitive to Information Quality?
Commentator: Rochelle Dreyfuss, NYU School of Law

Jacob Victor, Albany Law School
Copyright’s Law of Dissemination

Commentator: Shyam Balganesh, Columbia Law School

2:00-2:15 pm               Break

2:15-2:45 pm               Session II
Christopher Buccafusco, Cardozo School of Law
Kristelia García, University of Colorado Law School

The Newest Payola: Should the Law Care about Online Music Promotion?
Commentator: Jacob Victor, Albany Law School

2:45-3:45 pm               Social Hour

Friday, January 15, 2021

11:00-12:00 pm           Session III
Amy Kapczynski, Yale Law School
The Public History of Trade Secrets
Commentator: Michael Risch, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Amy Semet, University of Buffalo School of law
An Empirical Study Comparing Patent Validity Challenges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board vs. the Federal District Courts
Commentator: Paul Gugliuzza, Temple University Beasley School of Law

12:00-12:15 pm           Break

12:15-12:45 pm    Session IV
Barton Beebe, NYU School of Law
Christopher Sprigman, NYU School of Law

Trademark Law’s Shallow Empiricism: An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation (with Roy Germano and Joel Steckel)
Commentator: Irina Manta, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

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.