S. Gregory Boyd - Adjunct Professor (Advanced Topics in IP: Videogame Law)
Dr. S. Gregory Boyd is a corporate and intellectual property attorney with Davis & Gilbert LLP and has worked in intellectual property licensing, litigation, and counseling with a special interest in interactive entertainment, financial services, venture capital, and medicine. Professor Boyd's commentary on business and law has appeared in publications including Fortune, Forbes, and IP Law and Business. He has spoken at conferences including the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Licensing Executives Society, Game Developers Conference, and State of Play. Dr. Boyd received his B.S. in Biochemistry/Philosophy, magna cum laude, and M.S. in Molecular Biology/Biotechnology from East Carolina University, and both his M.D. and J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently enrolled in the NYU Stern MBA program.
Peter Canelias - Adjunct Professor (Patent Claim Drafting)
Peter S. Canelias graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Physics from the Massachusetts State College at Bridgewater, and did graduate work there in mathematical physics and quantum mechanics. He graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School. While there, he served as an Executive Editor of the Boston College Law Review. After completing his legal education, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Pauline Newman, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Canelias is the author of the Patent Practice Handbook and Patent Practice Forms, and was a contributor to the Art Law Handbook and Drafting Print and Online Publishing Agreements. He is also an active member of numerous intellectual property bar associations.
Terry Ilardi - Adjunct Professor (IP Licensing & Drafting - Technology Law)
Terry Ilardi is Copyright Counsel for the IBM Corporation where he is responsible for handling copyright and open source matters at the corporate level. In previous assignments at IBM Terry’s responsibilities included contracts, licensing, patent preparation and prosecution, and trademarks. Prior to joining IBM Terry was an associate at Darby & Darby, in NYC. He has been Chairman of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Open Source Committee since its inception in 2001 and is an advisor to the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law of Software Contracts project. He is a member of the GPLv3 Committee B and has presented on the subject of Open Source Licensing and Mass Market Contracts for the Practising Law Institute and on free and open source software to numerous other groups. Terry is a member of the New York Bar and is admitted to practice before the USPTO. He is a graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo law school and holds a B.S. in Physics from SUNY at Stony Brook.
Jay Kogan - Adjunct Professor (IP Licensing & Drafting - Publishing & Media Law)
Jay Kogan is the Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel for DC Comics and MAD Magazine, the company’s chief intellectual property counsel. Professor Kogan teaches “Copyright Law Today” at Purchase College, State University of New York, and he has taught live and online courses for the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies and the Practicing Law Institute’s Advanced Licensing programs. Jay Kogan is co-chair of the Copyright and Trademark Committee of the New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, and he is an active member and former New York Chapter Chair of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. Jay is a frequent lecturer on characters, copyright and trademark law and has served as faculty for the Practicing Law Institute. Jay received a J.D. and M.A. in Mass Media from Boston University and his B.A. from the University of Connecticut.
Zvi S. Rosen - (Copyright)
Lawrence Sapadin - Adjunct Professor (IP Licensing & Drafting - Entertainment Law)
Lawrence Sapadin is Vice President of Business Affairs at Koch Entertainment, one of the largest independent distributors of recorded entertainment in the United States. Sapadin handles and oversees all rights acquisition agreements, music and video label distribution agreements, and license agreements with television and digital outlets, including iTunes, Amazon.com, and Cinemanow. Sapadin has held similar positions at Wellspring Media, Genius Entertainment, and Unapix Entertainment. In addition to his in-house legal work, Sapadin has served as Executive Director of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF), a trade association of independent producers, and was one of the founders of the Independent Television Service (ITVS), a funder of independent production for public television. Sapadin has also worked as Managing Director of the critically-acclaimed public television documentary series, “P.O.V.”
Joel Schoenfeld - Adjunct Professor (Music Law)
Joel Schoenfeld is a thirty year veteran of the music business and is recognized as a leading expert on international intellectual property, competition, and privacy issues. For over a decade, Joel served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President at BMG Entertainment. Prior to BMG, Joel was General Counsel and Executive Vice President at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), a position he held for over twelve years. Schoenfeld has focused on policy matters impacting the entertainment business, particularly with respect to e-commerce. In recognition of this, he was appointed one of twelve Commissioners on the Industry Advisory Commission to the World Intellectual Property Organization. He has also served on a European Commission of "Committee of Experts" for Copyright and Neighboring Rights and was an intellectual property advisor to the TransAtlantic Business Dialog. While running his consulting business, Schoenfeld's clients included MusicMatch, Touchtunes Digital Jukebox, The United States Copyright Office, Napster, Listen.com, FullAudi, Avalon Digital Marketing, Comverse Technologies, Hed Arzi, Your Mobile/Moviso and TTR Technologies, among others.
Peter Zablotsky - Adjunct Professor (Entertainment Law)
Peter A. Zablotsky is a Professor of Law at Touro Law Center. He received his B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He is admitted to the bars of New York, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Professor Zablotsky practiced privately in the areas of entertainment law, torts, and products liability law, before entering full-time teaching to serve as coordinator of the Legal Writing and Research Program at New York Law School. He has published in the areas of products liability, torts, civil rights, criminal procedure, and domestic relations. Professor Zablotsky is also a member of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. His plays, H. Finn, Esq. and Off the Meter, were produced off-Broadway during the 1997-98 and the 2000-01 theater seasons, respectively.
Brian G. Murphy - Adjunct Professor (Entertainment Law)
Brian G. Murphy is a partner at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC where he practices advertising, intellectual property, and entertainment law. Mr. Murphy previously taught at Fordham University Law School. He is a member of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., the New York City Bar Association, the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association, and the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. My Murphy was named a 2006 New York-area “Super Lawyer” for Intellectual Property law by Law and Politics magazine.