Hauser Global Fellows

The Global Fellows Program brings academics, researchers, scholars, practitioners and post-doctoral students from around the world to NYU for up to one year to conduct and present their research for future publication.

The Engelberg Center is not hosting Hauser Global Fellows for academic year 2015-2015.

Visiting Engelberg Center Fellow

Neel Sukhatme

Ph.D. Candidate
Princeton University

Neel is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Economics at Princeton University. In 2005, Neel received his J.D.,cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he served as Notes Editor of the Harvard Law Review.  After law school, he clerked for the Hon. Vaughn R. Walker on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the Hon. Ann Claire Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Neel is licensed to practice law in California and Illinois and previously worked as an associate at the law firm of Latham & Watkins.  He received his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering (highest honors) with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Illinois in 2001.  He relies on his technical background both when practicing law as a patent attorney, and as lead programmer and patent counsel for Spindrop, a music technology company that he co-founded in 2010. His current research focuses on empirical patent law, empirical civil procedure, and law and economics. 

Affiliated Fellow

Christopher Wong

Presidential Innovation Fellow
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Christopher Wong is an affiliated fellow of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU School of Law. Currently, Christopher is a Presidential Innovation Fellow working on crowdsourcing and patent reform initiatives at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Before being named a Presidential Innovation Fellow, Christopher served as Executive Director of the Engelberg Center. Prior to joining NYU, Christopher was a Lecturing Postgraduate Fellow at the Institute for Information Law & Policy at New York Law School, as well as a Visiting Fellow at both the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. While at NYLS, Christopher was the lead researcher of Open Patent, a National Science Foundation-funded program to explore the use of user-generated tags to improve access to and understanding of patent information. He previously served as the founding Project Manager of Peer to Patent, an initiative allowing the public to contribute to the patent examination process at the US Patent and Trademark Office, and which led to the codification of third-party prior art submissions in the America Invents Act. He is the founder of Innovate / Activate and Co-Director of both the Open Video Conference and the Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference.