The Innovation Center for Law and Technology is a cross-disciplinary program that addresses technology’s out-sized impact on law and society.
Our doctrinal fields of study include intellectual property (including copyright, patent, and trademark law), privacy, data security, and internet law. The Innovation Center also focuses on legal and policy issues in information technology, fashion, media, entertainment, publishing and associated industries. We also address social concerns related to technology and the internet, including online harassment and cyberbullying, as well as data tracking, hacking, and the Internet of Things.
The goals of the Innovation Center are as follows:
(1) to provide opportunities for New York Law School students and faculty to study the fields of intellectual property, privacy, and technology law;
(2) to advance student knowledge in these fields;
(3) to provide ways to connect students and faculty to industry and practice groups;
(4) to engage in the development of the law in our areas of expertise; and
(5) to engage with the community to address gaps in the law and ensure access to justice.
The Innovation Center In the News
April 29, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman quoted in “The dark side of livestreaming: Periscoping a rape” – CNN Money
April 28, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Drug Price Debate: Can An Obscure Supreme Court Patent Case Lead To Lower Prescription Prices?” – International Business Times
April 27, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Scientists solve CRISPR’s ‘Energizer bunny’ problem” – Stat News
April 25, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Turns out hedge funds have an incentive to control drug prices” – Marketplace
April 21, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman quoted in “Why Would Anyone Film A Rape And Not Try To Stop It?” – Huffpost College
April 21, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Will CRISPR mushroom change the GM debate?” – Frontline Genomics
April 18, 2016: Richard Chused participated in a panel discussion for students that was held by the Section 1 First-Year faculty called “What We Look for On Exams.”
April 18, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “What is CRISPR and what does it mean for genetics?” – Cosmos Magazine
April 15, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman has been invited to present his work on consumer privacy at the 2016 Privacy+Security Forum, October 24-26, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The Forum brings together hundreds of privacy and cybersecurity professionals—practitioners, technologists, FTC commissioners, European privacy regulators, and many others—to bridge the silos between privacy and security and to engage in interactive, hands-on presentations and workshops. Only a select few academics are invited to present their work at the Forum.
April 15, 2016: Jacob Sherkow’s article, “Pursuit of Profit Poisons Collaboration” was published in the science journal Nature. The article discusses the CRISPR patent dispute and several conflicts of interest that may arise from universities’ involvement in the commercialization of research.
April 14, 2016: Jacob Sherkow featured in “Bloomberg Best Special: What is CRISPR? (Audio)” – Bloomberg Radio
April 11, 2016: On August 7th to 13th, Jacob Sherkow will present at a 2016 Gordon Research Conference on intellectual property issues in cancer in Mt. Holyoke, Massachusetts. The Gordon Research Conferences are “a group of prestigious international scientific conferences…that cover frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies.”
April 8, 2016: Jacob Sherkow presented a talk in New York City on the patentability of human organs and tissue at the annual meeting of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. The talk described the wide leeway patentees have, both here and abroad, to patent human cells, tissues, and organs.
April 6, 2016: Jacob Sherkow presented a working paper, “Cancer’s IP,” at PatCon 6 at Boston College Law School. The paper focused on whether intellectual property incentives are appropriately tailored for new cancer therapies and recent public-private partnerships to cure cancer.
April 6, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman was featured in “2016 Rising Stars” – New York Law Journal
March 31, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman‘s article “Why Do We Have Privacy Policies?” – About News
March 31, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman featured in “Former ‘Glee’ Extra, Bartender Say ‘Internet Ruined’ Their Lives” – ABC Nightline
March 31, 2016: Jacob Sherkow presented a talk at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO’s) annual IP Counsels’ Conference in San Antonio. The talk concerned certain PTO proceedings, “inter partes reviews,” against pharmaceutical patents protecting drugs approved by the FDA.
March 29, 2016 Jacob Sherkow‘s essay, “Describing Drugs: A Response to Profs. Allison and Ouellette,” was published in the Duke Law Journal.
March 29, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “In CRISPR Patent Interference, Parties Argue Over What to Argue About” – GenomeWeb
March 28, 2016: Jacob Sherkow mentioned in ““Two U.S. Academic Institutions argue about who invented CRISPR” – Albany Daily Star
March 28, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman was named an Affiliate Scholar of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) for 2016-2018. After being selected through a competitive application process, Ari will now have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of scholars and graduate students on his research agenda, including issues related to online privacy, IP and data information flows, and privacy regulation.
March 25, 2016: Jacob Sherkow appeared in a special segment on Bloomberg Radio with business reporter Tom Moroney discussing the patent dispute over CRISPR, a breakthrough piece of biotechnology.
March 23, 2016: Richard Chused participated in a well-attended panel presentation jointly sponsored by the Diversity Committee of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section of the New York State Bar Association and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. The topic was: “Protecting Your Share, Respecting What’s Fair: Sampling and Co-Authorship in Pop, Urban and Dance Music— Relevant Legal Precedent and Practical Legal Tips for Songwriters, Artists and Producers.” The session was held at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY. Joining Richard on the panel were two prominent intellectual property lawyers–Barry Werbin and Dorothy Weber, musicologist Judith Fennell, and Michael “Blue” Williams, a prominent music producer and manager in the hip-hop and rap worlds.
March 18, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman was an invited speaker at the Loyola Law School Consumer Law Review symposium, “Advertising in Digital Media.” Ari spoke about his research on the impact of trust on our decisions to share personal information online.
March 18, 2016: Jacob Sherkow was invited to participate in Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property’s Annual Summer Institute in August. The Institute is a retreat for “IP scholars, policy analysts, and people who work in the innovation and creative industries and an exclusive event for thought leaders in IP research and policy.” This year’s institute “will focus primarily on issues related to patents and the innovation industries,” and will be hosted at the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie, Washington. Jake has been invited to participate in the CPIP Summer Institute IP Policy Roundtable in Snoqualmie, Washington. The Roundtable will be held in August and is “an annual institute for IP scholars, policy analysts, and people who work in the innovation and creative industries. It’s an exclusive event for thought leaders in IP research and policy.”
March 18, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “In the CRISPR patent fight, the Broad Institute gains edge in early rulings” – Stat
March 17, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman delivered a talk in Orange County, CA, for students, scholars, practitioners, and state regulators, as part of being named the 2016 Distinguished Speaker in Privacy Law by Whittier Law School.
March 16, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman quoted in “One tweet ruined her life” – WJCL
March 14, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman mentioned in “Anti-swatting Representative leads first-ever SXSW Online Harassment Summit” – ARS Technica
March 12, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman gave a talk and participated on a panel with Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) at the annual cultural, interactive, and media event, South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX. SXSW, which is attended by over 400,000 people each year, is a unique cultural event that launches creative talent and provides a platform for learning, discussion, and business development. SXSW put together an unprecedented Online Harassment Summit to address the epidemic of cyberharassment in the world of online gaming and elsewhere and invited Ari to discuss his research, NYLS’s new Institute for CyberSafety, and our clinic for victims of online harassment.
March 11, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman featured in “Inside the New Series ‘The Internet Ruined My Life'” – ABC News
March 11, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman featured in “US Rep. Katherine Clark to highlight online threats, harassment at SXSW festival” – Mass Live
March 10, 2016: Jacob Sherkow article “The changing life science patent landscape” – Nature Biotechnology
March 9, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Billions Up for Grabs in Patent Clash Over ‘Crispr’ Breakthrough” – Wall Street Journal Blog
March 9, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman is a featured expert in Syfy’s 6-episode miniseries, “The Internet Ruined My Life.” It airs on Wednesdays, starting March 9, at 10pm Eastern on Syfy. To learn more about the Syfy show, click here.
March 9, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman featured in “Syfy’s ‘The Internet Ruined My Life’ Is A Cautionary Tale In Cyberbullying” – FastCo
March 9, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman featured in “Exclusive interview: Ari Ezra Waldman talks ‘The Internet Ruined My Life'” – The Examiner
March 8, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman featured in “How one hashtag can ruin your life” – CNN Money, News 4 Jax and WPTZ.com
March 6, 2016: NYLS held the 5th Annual Internet Law Works in Progress Conference hosted by Ari Ezra Waldman. For 12 hours, a record 93 cyber law and social science scholars from all over the world (including Europe, Africa, and Canada) heard presentations and commented on approximately 50 projects and papers. The conference, which was live tweeted under the hashtag #InternetWIP2016, was well-received by all attendees and helps cement NYLS’s leading status among our colleagues in the law and technology space.
March 3 – March 5, 2016: Jacob Sherkow presented at the first of four Thomas Edison Fellowship meetings in San Diego. The Thomas Edison Fellowship program, hosted by the Center for Protection in Intellectual Property, brought together both junior and senior patent law scholars for a series of invitation-only conferences on patent law and policy. This first conference focused on patent law research methodologies. Also, his most recent paper, “Patent Law’s Reproducibility Paradox” will be published in the upcoming volume of the Duke Law Journal. The paper focuses how certain doctrines in patent law have contributed to a crisis in clinical research reproducibility. To read, click here.
March 2, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman featured in “Syfy’s ‘The Internet Ruined My Life’ is the ultimate online cautionary tale” – Mashable
February 27, 2016: Jacob Sherkow was invited to present at the annual Biotechnology Industry Organization’s IP Counsel conference in San Antonio on March 31. He spoke on the role of post-issuance administrative proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on pharmaceutical patents. The conference brought together head IP counsels of major pharmaceutical companies to discuss current topics of interest to their corporate clients. Click here for more information.
February 26, 2016: The NYLS Law Review and the Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a symposium titled “Behind the Artist: Entertainment Law in the Digital Age.” This timely symposium explored the nuanced challenges intellectual property faces in the digital age by bringing together leading academics, practitioners, and industry leaders. Participants in the day-long symposium discussed, among many other topics, crowd funding; the effects of the music streaming business; fair use and appropriation art in the wake of Cariou v. Prince; the effect of the Foster v. Svenson decision on visual arts; the increased use and availability of live streaming and its impact on all art forms; and some privacy implications in these areas. For more information, click here.
February 25, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “A billion-dollar patent fight over gene editing hits the court” – Stat
February 23, 2016: Innovation Center event mentioned by Annemarie Bridy (@AnnemarieBridy) “Fantastic program posted for #ILWIP 3/5 @NYLawSchool: goo.gl/JfhnIa. Will be great to see both IP and non-IP colleagues!” – Twitter
February 22, 2016: Jacob Sherkow presented, via Skype, a talk, “Lessons from the CRISPR Patent Dispute” at the University of Buffalo Law School’s colloquium, “Law, Genetics, Society: Engineering the Future.” The colloquium brought together faculty and students from throughout the Buffalo campus, including participants in the Law, English, Pharmacology, Genetics, and Engineering departments.
February 21, 2016: Tyler Clementi Institute for Cybersafety, Ari Ezra Waldman and Carrie Goldberg featured in “Giving young people a chance to grow up without online shame” – Mashable
February 19, 2016: Jacob Sherkow presented his talk, “Patent Litigation, Patent Regulation: A Framework” at the 2016 Works in Progress in IP Conference at the University of Washington.
February 18, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “New CRISPR Patent Issued” – The Scientist
February 18, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman quoted in “Supreme Court Will Weather Fierce Nomination Battle, Scholars Say” – Voice of America
February 16, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman quoted in “Scalia Often Put Limits On Rights In IP Decisions” – Law 360
February 16, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “A Gene-Editing Startup Just Won A CRISPR Patent” – BuzzFeed
February 16, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Why Gene-Editing Technology Just Made the Government’s List of WMDs” – Inc.
February 6, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman spoke about his forthcoming paper on student data collection and cyberharassment at the University of Miami Law Review’s Symposium, “Constitution on Campus” in Miami, Florida.
February 6, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman mentioned by UM Law Review (@UMLawReview) “@ariezrawaldman schools have a responsibility to teach “digital citizenship” to its students regarding how to respect data #UMLRConOnCam” – Twitter
February 6, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman mentioned by UM Law Review (@UMLawReview) “The lack of privacy protections for data has resulted in massive opportunities for cyber harassment @ariezrawaldman #UMLRConOnCam” – Twitter
February 6, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman mentioned by UM Law Review (@UMLawReview) “@ariezrawaldman opens with an interesting statement, “we must stop collecting data for data’s sake” #UMLRConOnCam” – Twitter
February 5, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “The billion-dollar CRISPR patent battle: A case of big money shaping science” – Los Angeles Times
February 4, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “The Patent Dispute Over Gene Editing Technologies: The Broad Institute, Inc. vs. The Regents of the University of California” – Geonomics Law Report
February 4, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman‘s article, “Designing Privacy Policies” was accepted for presentation and discussion at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference 2016 on June 2-3, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
February 4, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Crispr Gene-Editing Upstart Editas Goes Public as Patent Battle Rages” – Wired
February 4, 2016: NYLS and Tyler Clementi Institute for Internet Safety featured in “MDE Announces LGBT Guidance Policy, Tyler Clementi Foundation Calls for ‘Upstanders’” – PrideSource
February 3, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “DNA-Editing Company Goes Public While Nasty Patent Fight Roars On” – BuzzFeed News
February 2, 2016: Jacob Sherkow presented his working paper, “Patent Litigation, Patent Regulation: A Framework” at the George Mason University School of Law Faculty Workshop.
February 1, 2016: Mark N. Mutterperl featured in “Zeisler PLLC Expands Intellectual Property Practice” – Sys-Con Media
January 27, 2016: Jacob Sherkow presented his working paper, “Patent Litigation, Patent Regulation: A Framework,” to the University of Illinois College of Law IP Colloquium, in Champaign, Illinois. Also his article for the MIT Technology Review, “CRISPR Dispute to be Decided by Patent Office,” has been translated into Spanish and Italian. To read, click here and here.
January 23, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman gave his invited talk, “Trust and the Propensity to Share,” at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law symposium, “The Frontiers of Privacy Regulation.” The talk touched on how not only is user-website trust important in users’ willingness to share personal information online, but also on how users’ judge a website by who else uses the website. Ari presented original research to an audience that included lawyers, Canadian privacy regulators, and government officials. Ari also gave a talk, “Privacy, Data, and Cyberharassment of Students,” at the University of Miami Law School’s Law Review symposium, “The Constitution on Campus.” The symposium, at which Justice John Paul Stevens delivered the keynote, brought together leading speech and privacy scholars to address questions of data collection, harassment, sexual violence, and speech.
January 22, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “These Women Helped Create CRISPR Gene Editing. So Why Are They Written Out of Its History?” – Yahoo News
January 22, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “These Women Helped Create CRISPR Gene Editing. So Why Are They Written Out of Its History?” – Tech.Mic
January 21, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Patent Office to decide gene-editing dispute between UC Berkeley, MIT scientists” – The Daily Californian
January 20, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Why Biotech’s Biggest Breakthrough Is Now In Dispute” – Fortune
January 20, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “How One Man Tried to Write Women Out of CRISPR, the Biggest Biotech Innovation in Decades” – Jezebel
January 18, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “US starts formal investigation into CRISPR patents” – Bionews
January 15, 2016: Jacob Sherkow article, “La Oficina de Patentes de EEUU declara oficial la “interferencia” en la guerra por CRISPR” – MIT Technology Review
January 15, 2016: Jacob Sherkow featured in “Q&A: New York Law’s Jacob Sherkow on the patent fight over lucrative CRISPR gene technology” – Reuters Legal
January 15, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Patenting Pedagogy?” – Inside Higher Ed
January 15, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “CRISPR Patent War: Billions at Stake for UC Berkeley” – KQED
January 14, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Who Owns CRISPR, Cont’d” – The Scientist
January 13, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Control of CRISPR, biotech’s most promising breakthrough, is in dispute” – Washington Post
January 12, 2016: Jacob Sherkow article, “CRISPR Dispute to Be Decided by Patent Office” – Technology Review
January 12, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Bitter fight over CRISPR patent heats up” – Nature
January 12, 2016: Jacob Sherkow gave a talk at the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences (via Skype) on the CRISPR patent dispute, and he presented and received commentary on a working paper titled “Patent Litigation, Patent Regulation: A Framework,” at NYU’s Tri-State Region IP Workshop. His commentator was NYU professor and antitrust expert C. Scott Hemphill. Also, his paper, “The History of Patenting Genetic Material “ (with Hank Greely), is now on SSRN and he had a piece published in MIT Technology Review titled “CRISPR Dispute to Be Decided by Patent Office.” To read his paper in SSRN, click here. To read his piece in MIT Technology Review, click here.
January 5, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “TS Picks: CRISPR Patent Edition” – The Scientist
January 5, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “CRISPR Patent Fight Moves Ahead” – Genome
January 5, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “A legal storm is threatening a startup backed by Bill Gates that wants to edit people’s genes by 2017” – Business Insider
January 5, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “An Arcane Patent Law May Decide Crispr’s Big Legal Fight” – Wired
January 4, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Gates-backed Editas Medicine files for IPO, marking CRISPR gene-editing milestone” – Geekwire
January 4, 2016: Jacob Sherkow mentioned in “Historic CRISPR Patent Fight Primed To Become Head-To-Head Battle” – Excome
January 1, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Recuperar especies animales extinguidas: ¿cuándo podremos tener un velociraptor como animal doméstico?” – Xataka
January 2016: Richard Chused’s article “Appropriate(d) Moments” has been published in the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal, Volume 26, Issue 1. The article delves into the historical and legal contours of a privacy dispute between a family living in a new glass-walled apartment in Tribeca and a photographer who surreptitiously photographed them from his loft across the street, hung enlarged versions of the pictures in a gallery, and distributed them online. To read the article, click here.
December 29, 2015: Jacob Sherkow published a blog post at the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences Blog on a recent, high profile patent dispute concerning a core piece of biotechnology, CRISPR. A number of news outlets have quoted as a result. To read the post, click here. To read the articles quoting him from his piece, click on the following links, Business Insider, The Scientist, Xataka, Xconomy, STAT, and GenomeWeb.
November 9, 2015: Richard Sherwin featured in “’STILL CAPTIVATED’ – extras for CAPTIVATED: The Trials of Pamela Smart” – Podbean
November 6, 2015: Richard Sherwin‘s article, “Too Late for Thinking,” has made the Top Ten list on the following SSRN journal and topic sites: Epistemology eJournal Top Ten, PRN: Perception (Topic) Top Ten, PRN: Philosophy of Perception (Topic) Top Ten and Philosophy of Mind eJournal Top Ten. To read the article, click here.
November 3, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman featured in “Cyberbullying victims unite in new campaign.” – MSNBC
October 30, 2015: Ari Ezra Wladman mentioned in “SXSW Organizers Schedule Online Harassment Summit.” – PC Magazine
October 8, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman article, “For Tyler: How One Man Is Taking on Cyberbullies.” – The Advocate
October 8, 2015: Judge (ret.) Faith Hochberg will be speaking at the New IP Financial Models conference.
October 7, 2015: Tyler Clementi Conference and Ari Ezra Waldman featured in “L.A. LGBT Center Expands School Anti-Bullying Program Nationwide.” – Frontiers Media
October 6, 2015: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “New Protein Clouds IP Landscape for CRISPR.” – GEN News
October 5, 2015: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Bass wins single victory at PTAB but questions remain who will lose the ‘war.’ – Inside Counsel
October 2, 2015: Tyler Clementi Institute for Internet Safety Launches – PinkNews
October 1, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman‘s op-ed “Ending the cyberbullying epidemic five years after Tyler Clementi’s suicide.” – NY Daily News
September 30, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman blog entry, “The Anti-Privacy Activities of Anti-Choice Activists.” – PrawfsBlawg
September 27, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “Researchers Identify Newer And More Precise System For Genome Editing.” – Tech Times
September 27, 2015: Jacob Sherkow wrote a book review, “BioSci Fi: Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood, 2003.” – Stanford Center for Law and Biosciences Blog
September 26, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman discussed the new website “Institute for Internet Safety” – ariezrawaldman.com
September 25, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “Europe Freeloading Off Pricey Medicine in US?” – TreeAngle
September 25, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “The War Over Genome Editing Just Got a Lot More Interesting.” – Wired.com
September 25, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “Genome-editing find may improve system’s precision.” – Boston Globe
September 25, 2015: Mark Mutterperl participated at the Chicago-Kent College of Law Sixth Annual Supreme Court IP Review program as a panel member discussing the Supreme Court’s decisions in Hana Financial and B&B Hardware.
September 24, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “How the US Subsidizes Cheap Drugs for Euorope” – International Business Times
September 24, 2015: The Internet Safety Conference was mentioned in “Non-Sequiturs” – Above the Law
September 22, 2015: New York Law School Launches Fashion Law Initiative – Scoop.it
September 11, 2015: Jacob Sherkow’s working paper, Disenablement: Scientific Irreproducibility in Patent Law, was selected as one of five papers for Rutgers Law School’s junior faculty forum.
September 7, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “Genome Editing Writ Large.” – Chemical & Engineering News
September 4, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman was quoted in “Why Did the Feds Bust Rentboy?” – Vice
September 3, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “Hayman Capital’s Kyle Bass Vows to Continue Drug-Patent Challenges.” – The Wall Street Journal
September 2015: Jacob Sherkow was selected as a 2016-2017 Thomas Edison Innovation Fellow by the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason University School of Law. The Fellowship is a non-resident fellowship that brings together both junior and senior patent law scholars for a series of invitation-only conferences on patent law and policy. This year’s senior scholars include Prof. John Duffy at the University of Virginia and Prof. Jay Kesan at the University of Illinois. More information about the program can be found here: http://cpip.gmu.edu/fellowships/thomas-edison-innovation-fellowship/
September 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman was invited to participate in the Boston University Law Review symposium on Danielle Keats Citron’s book, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace. His essay will be published in October in an issue of the Boston University Law Review Annex.
August 31, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “Drug-Industry Rule Would Raise Medicare Costs.” – The Wall Street Journal
August 25, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman was quoted in “Ashley Madison Users Sue Over Data Breach.” – Bloomberg
August 20, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman wrote, “What the Ashley Madison Hack Teaches Us About Digital Privacy Invasions.” – PrawfsBlawg
August 19, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “Judge Rules Drug Companies Have Right to Market Non-FDA Approved Drug Uses: Unconscionable.” – Ring of Fire
August 17, 2015: The Innovation Center for Law and Technology was featured in “New Center at NYLS to Focus on Legal Technology Issues” (New York Law Journal), and “NYLS Introduces the Innovation Center for Law and Technology.” (JD Journal)
August 17, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “Obama-Appointed Judge Gives Potentially Breakthrough Ruling Giving Drug Companies the Right to Market Drugs for Uses not Approved by FDA.” – All Gov
August 10, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “Federal Judge’s Ruling Bars FDA From Restricting Off-Label Marketing.” – California Healthline
August 7, 2015: Jacob Sherkow presented his paper, “Disenablement: Scientific Irreproducibility in Patent Law,” at the Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at DePaul Law School. The paper focuses on how patent law fails to prevent the patenting of drugs based on clinical data later proven to be false. For information about the conference, click here.
August 7, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “FDA Barred from Restricting Company’s Promotion of Fish-oil Drug.” – The Washington Post
August 6, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman presented his forthcoming paper, “Information Diffusion: Social Networks, Intellectual Property, and the Public Use Bar,” which presents evidence of corporate privilege in the patent system and proposes a new framework for addressing public use cases, at the Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, hosted by DePaul University School of Law.
August 5, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman discussed his ongoing project, “LGBT Privacy,” about the ways in which institutionalized discrimination makes invasions of privacy by private parties, including online intermediaries, more harmful to LGBT persons than the general population, at the annual National LGBT Bar Association Conference in Chicago.
August 5, 2015: Richard Chused mentioned in an article featuring his wife, “Elizabeth Langer brings paintings, drawings, collages to Chilmark library” – MV Times
July 6, 2015: Richard Sherwin interviewed Joshua Oppenheimer, director of The Act of Killing and the soon-to-be-released related film The Look of Silence. Both films address the Indonesian mass murder of alleged “Communists” in 1965-66. The first film visualizes the perpetrator’s perspective; the second assumes the victim’s gaze. The interview will serve as the basis for a chapter in his forthcoming edited volume, A Cultural History of Law in the Modern Age (with Danielle Celermajer) to be published by Bloomsbury Publishing.
July 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman was invited to contribute a chapter to the text, Cultures of Privacy, which takes look at privacy theory, problems, and solutions from both American and European perspectives. The book will be published in late 2015 by the Heidelberg University Press.
June 18, 2015: Jacob Sherkow and Arti Rai of Duke University School of Law were invited to report to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on the role of inter partes review proceedings—a type of administrative procedure to challenge patents at the PTO, rather than court—in connection with brand-generic pharmaceutical patent litigation. Using their own original compiled data, they submitted a brief letter to the Committee. It has now been made public.
June 18, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “Editing the Software of Life, for Fame and Fortune.” – Backchannel
June 12, 2015: Richard Sherwin presented a keynote talk at Hebrew University entitled “Visualizing Law: Presence and Simulation Inside the Courtroom” for a conference on Law & Theater.
June 2015: Jacob Sherkow was accepted as a member of the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS). As a certified Editor in the Life Sciences, he has the authority to evaluate the proficiency of manuscript editors in the life sciences and to award credentials similar to those obtainable in other professions. For more information, click here.
May 26, 2015: Bryan Choi presented at NYU School of Law on a panel titled “Searches vs. Subpoenas in the Digital Context.” The panel was part of a two-day symposium on the topic of “Government Access to Data in the Cloud.” Additionally, on June 5, he showcased his paper “For Whom the Data Tolls” at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference hosted by UC Berkeley School of Law. The paper will be published in the Cardozo Law Review later this year.
May 7, 2015: Jacob Sherkow published a new article, “Stem Cell Patents after the America Invents Act,” co-authored with Christopher Thomas Scott, in Cell Stem Cell Magazine, Volume 16, Issue 5. The article discusses the potential new challenges to stem cell patents that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office may hear in the wake of the newly passed Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.
May 7, 2015: Richard Chused presented a talk on his paper, “Appropriate(d) Moment,” at the gathering of the Family Law Scholars of New York at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The paper is about the privacy issues surrounding the surreptitious taking and later display of photographs of a family through the unshaded windows of a glass-walled apartment in Tribeca.
May 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman became one of a number of founding members of the Federal Bar Council’s Intellectual Property Committee. The FBC is an organization where practitioners in the Second Circuit can meet, network, and share ideas.
April 22, 2015: The NYLS Community celebrated the investiture of Richard Sherwin as the Wallace Stevens Professor of Law.
April 18, 2015: Jacob Sherkow presented a talk at Stanford Law School as part of a conference, “The PTO and the Courts.” His talk was entitled, “Litigating Patented Medicines: Courts and the PTO.” The conference link is here.
April 17, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in sociology at Columbia University, completing his doctoral studies in three years. His dissertation argued for a reorientation of information privacy rights around sociological concepts of trust. He was awarded his degree in May.
April 13, 2015: Jacob Sherkow‘s article “Administrating Patent Litigation” was published in the Washington Law Review.
April 11, 2015: Jacob Sherkow presented a work-in-progress entitled “Patent(ed) Medicine” to the University of Kansas School of Law as part of PatCon 5, an annual patent conference.
April 10, 2015: The Tyler Clementi Foundation’s collaboration with New York Law School to create the Tyler Clementi Center for Law and Policy at New York Law School was mentioned in “Clementi family visits Rutgers for the first time since death of Tyler Clementi.” – The Daily Targum
April 7, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “New Hedge Fund Strategy: Dispute the Patent, Short the Stock.” – Wall Street Journal
April 3, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “Who Owns CRISPR?” – The Scientist
March 30, 2015: Congressman Hakeem Jeffries’ talk, presented by the Innovation Center, was featured in “Hakeem Jeffries: ‘Cultural Change’ Needed to Boost Entrepreneurship Among Minorities.” – Observer
March 18, 2015: Richard Sherwin was quoted in “Why is US attorney general such a controversial job?” – BBC News
March 16, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “A CRISPR Solution to ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease?” – KQED
March 7, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman gave a talk, “The Role of Trust in Sharing Personal Information on Facebook: Quantitative Data” at the Internet Law Works-In-Progress conference hosted by Santa Clara University School of Law in Santa Clara, CA.
March 6-7, 2015: Richard Sherwin participated in three panels for the Law, Culture & Humanities annual meeting in Washington, DC: “Meta-Aesthetics of Law and Justice,” “Ethics + Aesthetics + Theatrical Responses to Atrocity and Poverty,” and “Author Meets Readers: Maria Aristodemou’s ‘Law, Psychoanalysis, Society’.”
March 2015: Jacob Sherkow’s paper, “Law, History and Lessons in the CRISPR Patent Conflict” was published in Nature Biotechnology.
February 26, 2015: Jacob Sherkow’s letter to the editor, “Patent reform not ‘one size fits all,’” was published in response to “Patent legislation would slow biotechnology innovation.” – San Jose Mercury News
February 23, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman’s article was quoted in a unanimous opinion in United States v. Gutierrez by the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the highest court in the military. His work was also quoted at oral argument and by amici in their briefs.
February 6, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman delivered a talk on “Social Networks and the Line Between Public and Private in Intellectual Property law” and Jacob Sherkow spoke about “The History of Patenting Genetic Material” at the Works in Progress Intellectual Property (WIPIP) Symposium hosted at the US Patent and Trademark Office and sponsored by George Washington University Law School.
January 27, 2015: Ari Ezra Waldman was interviewed by Life of the Law for a discussion of revenge porn and cyberharassment, the podcast audio and transcript of which is available at http://www.lifeofthelaw.org/lifeafterdoxing/. The program highlighted the work NYLS is doing to help victims of cyberharassment obtain justice.
January 2015: Richard Chused published a law review article, The Legal Culture of Appropriation Art: The Future of Copyright in the Remix Age, 17 Tulane J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 163 (2014).