IPNY is a new series of public lectures from experts on contemporary issues of IP and innovation law and policy.

Laura Sheridan
November 20, 2014

6:00 - 7:30 PM
Sexton Lounge
Furman Hall, 2nd Floor  |  245 Sullivan Street

Join us for the launch of a new season of the Engelberg Center's IPNY series.

Laura Sheridan, Patent Counsel at Google, will discuss ideas for improving the quality of U.S. patents, focusing both on institutional reforms that could make the PTO better at turning away low-quality patent applications, and changes in the patent law that could also help us reach that goal.  The Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy faculty will also share their insights.

Laura is Patent Counsel at Google, where she works on patent policy and manages a team focused on patent strategy. As a registered patent attorney, Laura was previously in private practice, where she specialized in patent prosecution, litigation, IP due diligence, and post-grant practice before the Patent Office. She speaks regularly on patent challenges under the AIA, the patent reform landscape, and defensive strategies against non-practicing entities. Laura studied engineering at Cornell University and received her J.D. from Fordham Law School.

This event has been approved for 1 New York CLE credit for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.

RSVP to Nicole Arzt, nicole.arzt@nyu.edu

Past IPNY Events

Richard Mendelson
April 17, 2014

6:00 - 7:00 PM
Lester Pollack Colloquium Room
Furman Hall, 9th Floor  |  245 Sullivan Street

Join us for the inaugural IPNY, a new series of public lectures from experts on contemporary issues of IP and innovation law and policy.

For the first installment of IPNY, we welcome Richard Mendelson from Dickenson, Peatman & Fogerty, where he chairs DP&F's Wine Industry Group. Richard is an internationally-recognized expert on vineyard and wine law and related land use, intellectual property, business and administrative law issues. Over the past two decades, Richard has handled legal matters involving almost every aspect of the wine business, including liquor licensing, environmental challenges to vineyard development, grape purchase agreements, winery use permits, representation of winery clients before the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and federal Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, state and federal label approvals, distributor appointments and terminations, and import-export contracts.  Richard has a special expertise in geographical indications and has been responsible for obtaining recognition for some of the most well-known American Viticultural Areas.  He assisted the California legislature with the drafting of legislation to protect the world-famous Napa Valley geographical indication.

Richard will be joined by Professor Chris Sprigman, Engelberg Center Faculty Co-Director and co-author of The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation, for a lively debate on the role of geographical indications.

The debate will be followed by a wine and cheese taste test.