Engelberg Center colloquium focuses on business of intellectual property

Are we running out of trademarks? Professor Jeanne Fromer and John M. Desmarais Professor of Intellectual Property Law Barton Beebe posed this question to an intimate gathering of students, law scholars, and practitioners in the opening session of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy spring colloquium. For the entire article, click on the link above.

Please join us in welcoming Maggie Diamond ’16 as the Engelberg Center Student Fellow for Summer 2016.  Maggie has a deep and longstanding interest in IP law and the impact of innovation.  Prior to attending law school, she studied neuroscience as an undergraduate at the College of Charleston and worked in a Stanford University laboratory examining the cellular firing patterns of GnRH neurons. During law school Maggie was the Managing Editor at the NYU Journal of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law (JIPEL) and participated in the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology project through NYU School of Law’s Technology Law & Policy Clinic.  She spent her 1L summer interning in the Senate Judiciary Committee office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and her 2L summer practicing law at Dechert LLP.  Since her 2L year, Maggie has been an active participant in the William C. Conner Intellectual Property Inn of Court, participating in a presentation on historically significant trademark cases in celebration of the SDNY’s 225th anniversary and helping to develop a program on the Wright Brothers’ patent litigations in celebration of the upcoming 125th anniversary of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  Maggie’s interest in IP has taken on a global perspective after spending her 3L spring semester in Paris, France, studying international and European IP at Sciences Po.

Welcome to Scott Hemphill, who recently joined the NYU School of Law faculty and is a new co-director of the Engelberg Center.  See the Engelberg Center annual report (October 9, 2015).


Join us on June 17, 2016, for a conference on

Music Licensing: Innovations for Modern Times

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New York Times Editorial Board Cites Jason Schultz Article Calling for Law to Protect Employee Health Care Privacy

A recent New York Times Editorial Board article describing the problem of employee health privacy endorsed a solution proposed in an forthcoming paper co-authored by legal scholars Jason Schultz (Clinical Professor of Law, NYU School of Law, and Engelberg Center Faculty Co-Director), NYU Information Law Institute Senior Fellow Kate Crawford, and Ifeoma Ajunwa (Assistant Professor of Law, Clarke Law School, UDC).  The forthcoming article (Calif. L. Rev., Vol. 105, No. 3 (2017)) calls for federal legislation that would bar companies from hiring or firing people based on health information gleaned through health data services.  



 February 26, 2016   9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 Lipton Hall, 108 W. 3rd Street, NYC, NY





Friday, March 18, 2016, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC-200, Washington, D.C.



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