Innovation Center for Law and Technology

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

January 17, 2017: Mark N. Mutterperl featured in “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2017” World Trademark Review

January 17, 2017: Karen Artz Ash featured in “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2017” World Trademark Review

January 17, 2017: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Who owns CRISPR?” – Lab News

January 13, 2017: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Cholesterol drug withdrawn in patent dispute” – Chemistry World

January 12, 2017: Jacob Sherkow article published “The rise of the ethical license” – Nature Biotechnology

January 9, 2017: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Why the Patent Battle Over CRISPR Matters (and Why It Doesn’t)” – Gizmodo

January 6, 2017: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Could Amgen’s Patent Victory Be Bad For Medicine?” – Forbes

December 19, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “As Its Rivals Team Up, Editas Buys Next-Gen CRISPR From Old Friends” – Exome

December 19, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Hep C Drug Patent Dispute May Cost Gilead $7.6 Billion” – Infectious Disease Special Edition

December 16, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “CRISPR Trial Heats Up in Favor of MIT and Harvard” – Vice

December 13, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “The Latest in the CRISPR Inventorship Battle” – Biotechniques

December 12, 2016: Jacob Sherkow blog post published “What the CRISPR Patent Dispute is All About” – The Scientific American

December 12, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “New Developments in CRISPR Patent Case” – The Scientist

December 8, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Billions at Stake: UC Berkeley’s Day in Court vs. Harvard/MIT Over CRISPR” – KQED Science

December 8, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Berkeley, MIT Clash Over Right to Profit From Gene-Editing Bonanza” – Inside Counsel

December 8, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “CRISPR Oral Arguments Recap, Cont’d” – The Scientist

December 7, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Expected U. Cal. Victory in Gene Editing Dispute in Question” – Bloomberg BNA

December 7, 2016: Jacob Sherkow article published “Biotech Trial of the Century Could Determine Who Owns CRISPR” – MIT Technology Review

December 7, 2016: Jacob Sherkow mentioned “The Thrilla in Virginia: The CRISPR Battle Comes to a Crispy Head” – Fortune

December 6, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Dueling Gene Tool Inventors Take Their Fight To Court” – Buzzfeed

December 6, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “CRISPR court hearing puts University of California on the defensive” – STAT

December 6, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Who owns CRISPR — one of the most important genetic inventions of our time?” – The Verge

December 6, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Arguments Heard in CRISPR Patent Battle” – The Scientist

December 6, 2016: Jacob Sherkow participated on a debriefing panel at American University’s Washington College of Law following oral arguments in the CRISPR patent interference. The panel also featured Mark Rohrbaugh, Special Advisor for Technology Transfer at the National Institutes of Health, and Robert Cook-Deegan, Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University. Jake published his impressions of the oral arguments in a short essay for the Technology Review. Jake also had a blog published by Scientific American titled “What the CRISPR Patent Dispute is All About.” To watch the webcast of the panel, click here. To read Jake’s coverage of this widely covered media event, click here, and to read his essay, click here. To read his blog post, click here.

December 2, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman quoted “Everything That Happens After Sexual Assault Is Recorded On Social Media” – Elite Daily

December 1-2, 2016: Jacob Sherkow participated in the annual Cravath IP Institute hosted by Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. The Institute brings together leaders in industry, the judiciary, and academia for a one day conference at Cravath’s office to discuss some of the most important issues facing IP attorneys today. Jake was also featured  in the December 1 edition of NatureJobs.

November 18, 2016: Karen Artz Ash featured in New York Times as “New York Times Best Lawyers for 2017.”

November 12-13, 2016: Jacob Sherkow presented a talk titled “The U.S. CRISPR Interference” at a workshop at the Centre for Law and Genetics at the University of Tasmania in Australia. The Workshop brought together a handful of academics and government policy-makers from six different countries to focus on CRISPR challenges a “distinct set of ethical, legal and social issues that require examination, debate and recommendations for law and policy reform.”

November 7, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Oral arguments set to begin next month in major CRISPR patent case” – STAT

November 2, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Science Rewards Eureka Moments, Except When It Doesn’t” – NPR

November 1, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Here’s The Fine Print on Mark Zuckerberg’s Plan to Cure Disease” – Buzzfeed

November 1, 2016: A celebration was held in the Events Center at 6pm for Richard Chused and his book Gendered Law in American History, co-authored by Georgetown Law Professor Emerita Wendy Williams. A remarkably comprehensive work, Gendered Law in American History explores cultural and legal developments from the turn of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. Richard delivered remarks evaluating how recent critiques of Hillary Clinton’s health and stamina can be traced to historical doubts about women’s capacity to take on difficult tasks. A cocktail reception followed the event.

October 28-29, 2016: Jacob Sherkow participated in a conference titled “Bridges II: The Law-STEM Alliance & Next Generation Innovation” at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law. The conference explored “the role of law, business, policy, and regulation in the innovation process, and the role of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs in the process of law and policy-making,” and brought “together a diverse group of academic scholars from law, engineering, business, economics, sociology, and other fields for a robust discussion [to] facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration.”

October 27, 2016: NYLS Innovation Center Fashion Law Symposium featured “In-House Attorneys Say They’ll Never Give Up Fight Against Counterfeiters” – Corporate Counsel

October 25, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman delivered a talk on privacy, notice, and the design of technology products at the Privacy+Security Forum in Washington, DC, hosted at the George Washington University School of Law. The Forum brought together more than 600 privacy professionals, security experts, and lawyers to discuss ongoing issues in privacy and technology.

October 25, 2016: Joseph M. Forgione and the NYLS Innovation Center Fashion Law Symposium featured in “How Will 3-D Printing in Fashion Impact Intellectual Property Laws?” – The Sourcing Journal

October 24, 2016: NYLS Innovation Center Fashion Law Symposium featured in “Industry Authorities Discuss Fighting Counterfeiting in the Digital Age at New York Law School Symposium” – WWD

October 23, 2016: Jacob Sherkow was elected as a member of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research of Intellectual Property (ATRIP), an international organization based in Zurich, Switzerland, comprising IP scholars dedicated to the academic improvement of IP issues.

October 21, 2016: NYLS Innovation Center for Law and Technology held an event titled “Robot Couture: The Future of Fashion, Law and Technology.” Leading practitioners, scholars, and designers discussed, among other things, the privacy and intellectual property issues raised by smart devices in fashion, anti-counterfeiting enforcement for fashion brands in the digital age, and the impact of 3D printing on the future of fashion. Guests included counsel for Balmain, Christian Louboutin, Coach, Estée Lauder, Hermès, Rebecca Minkoff, and more. Anthony Crowell gave opening remarks, and panels featured Ari Ezra Waldman and Joseph M. Forgione.

October 20, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Stop “Gene Spills” Before They Happen” – MIT Technology Review

October 13, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman delivered a talk at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project titled “Trickle Up and Trickle Down Privacy.”

October 11, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman delivered a talk and participated in a discussion on “Cyberbullying in the Digital Age” with Megan Murphy, Washington Bureau Chief and Executive Editor at Bloomberg, and Jane Clementi, at the New York City headquarters of Bloomberg LP. At the event, Ari and Bloomberg General Counsel David Levine jointly announced a new partnership between Bloomberg’s new pro bono initiative and NYLS’s Cyberharassment Clinic, in which Bloomberg lawyers will serve as pro bono counsel on clinic matters.

October 10, 2016: Jacob Sherkow presented a talk “The Great CRISPR Patent Dispute,” at the Law, Genetics, and Society seminar at the University of Buffalo Law School. The Law, Genetics, and Society Seminar is run by professor Irus Braverman and invites distinguished speakers from legal and scientific academia to present completed works on a current topic. In March 2017, Jake has been invited to speak at the McGill University Faculty of Law on intellectual property and the biosciences.

October 9, 2016: Jacob Sherkow presented his working paper, “Cancer’s IP,” at the Texas A&M IP Scholars Roundtable.

October 8, 2016: Richard Sherwin presented the Plenary address at the 48th Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

October 7, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman delivered his invited talk on integrating privacy protection at the product design level at the University of New Hampshire School of Law IP Roundtable.

October 5, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Dramatic twists could upend patent battle over CRISPR genome-editing method” – Science

October 1, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman delivered his accepted paper talk on privacy notice and Internet design at TPRC 2016, the Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy in Washington, DC.

September 26, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Spats, sniping and science: the rows behind the Nobels” – Nature

September 24, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “EpiPen price hike comes under scrutiny” – The Lancet (9/24)

September 22, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Breakthrough Gene Technology Attracts Investors Amid Patent Dispute” – Wall Street Journal

September 21, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Titanic clash over CRISPR patents turns ugly” – Nature

September 19, 2016: Richard Chused has published several blog entries titled “Property, Politics, and Immigration,” “Obergefell, Parenthood, and Property,” and “Remembering 9/11.” To read them, click here.

September 15, 2016: Jacob Sherkow presented a draft of his paper “Cancer’s IP,” at George Mason University to the third meeting of the 2016-2017 Thomas Edison Fellows at the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property (draft forthcoming). He has also been invited to present this paper at the Yale Law School Information Society Project on February 2, 2017. Jake has been appointed as a Community Representative to the Institutional Biosafety Committee at the New York Genome Center. The New York Genome Center–just blocks away from New York Law School–is an advanced genomic research center that “harness[es] the diversity of New York’s institutions and people to drive scientific discoveries that will vastly improve clinical care — ethically, equitably and urgently.” Its Institutional Biosafety Committee studies and reviews ongoing projects at the NYGC to ensure that they comply with legal and ethical requirements established by the National Institutes of Health.

September 14, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman post “State v. Dharun Ravi: The Appeal”  – Prawfsblog

September 14, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted ”Long-Awaited UN Report Calls for Breaking Link Between Drug R&D Costs and Prices” – Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society

September 13, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “The Promise and Perils of Sharing Your DNA” – Undark

September 12, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman post “State v. Dharun Ravi: What Happened?” – Prawfsblog

September 8, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “In CRISPR patent fight, geneticist George Church may be called to testify” – STAT

September 7, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “EpiPen’s Dominance Driven By Competitors’ Stumbles And Tragic Deaths” – NPR

September 4, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Behind the EpiPen controversy are questions about patents granted to drugmaker” – St. Louis Dispatch

August 31, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “That Other CRISPR Patent Dispute” – The Scientist

August 31, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Kenyon’s Closure Follows Trend of Disappearing IP Boutiques in NYC” – New York Law Journal

August 26, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman quoted in “Will Hillary Clinton be the One to Crack Down on Revenge Porn?” – GantNews

August 25, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “How Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, became a virtual monopoly” – Washington Post

August 25, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Mylan Ceo Says Epipen Price Increase Makes ‘The World a Better Place’ “ – Iquistr

August 23, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Tighter Patent Rules Could Help Lower Drug Prices, Study Shows” – NPR

August 22, 2016: Ruth Hochberger has co-authored an online course in “Avoiding Plagiarism and Fabrication,” just released in beta by the Poynter Institute, an educational and research institute on media. The course is available free due to support from the Harnisch Foundation. Co-author Geanne Belton is a professor of journalism at Baruch College and City University of New York. It is available here.

August 22, 2016: Jacob Sherkow has been invited to participate in a closed, academic conference on science and technology law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in October. The conference titled “Law-STEM Alliance & Next Generation Innovation” will focus on CRISPR, the Internet of Things, and user innovation platforms. On August 3 and 4, he moderated a panel titled “Securing Investment in Long-Term Research” at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property’s Summer Institute in Snoqualmie, Washington. The panel brought together attorneys and experts from MIT, Qualcomm, BASF, and Johnson & Johnson to discuss IP strategies in early R&D. On August 11, Jake presented a working paper, Cancer’s IP, at Stanford Law School’s Intellectual Property Scholars Conference. The paper focuses on recent public-private partnerships in cancer research and some of the difficulties in aligning those with traditional IP strategies. A draft of the paper is available on request. Jake was also selected this week as a peer review for the publication Science.

August 22, 2016: Richard Chused and Georgetown Law Professor Emerita Wendy W. Williams have published Gendered Law in American History (Carolina Academic Press, August 2016), a remarkable compendium of over 30 years of research and teaching in the field. To read the press release outlining this extraordinary work, click here.

August 22, 2016: Jacob Sherkow mentioned “‘Biocurious’ about biotech? Here are 10 must-follow Twitter accounts” – STAT

August 18, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Student Alleges His Team Didn’t Earn CRISPR Patent” – The Scientist

August 17, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Patents vs. Market Exclusivity: Why Does it Take so Long to Bring Generics to Market?” – Regulatory Focus

August 17, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “Lies, damn lies, and CRISPR: the legal battle escalates” – STAT

August 12, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted “CRISPR patent fight: The legal bills are soaring” – STAT

August 3, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman op-ed published “Cybermobs Multiply Online Threats and Their Danger” – New York Times

July 20, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman quoted in “Snapchat Clips Help Convict Two People of Sexually Assaulting a Teenager” – Gizmodo

July 19, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman quoted “Is it legal for Taylor Swift to sue Kim and Kanye?” – Vogue

July 19, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman quoted “Two people found guilty in Snapchat sexual assault case” – CNN Money

July 18, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman quoted “Did Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Break the Law by Recording Taylor Swift?” – Time

July 18, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman mentioned “Off Broadway Review: Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Privacy’ “ – Variety

July 6, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman featured in Recognition for Lawyers – New York Law Journal

June 29, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “How Jennifer Doudna’s Gene Editing Technique Will Change The World” – Bloomberg Businessweek

June 27, 2016: Karen Artz Ash quoted in “Winners and Losers in ITC’s Chuck Taylor Trademark Ruling” – Law360

June 27, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Drug industry overstates impact of patent reviews on innovation” – Stat

June 23, 2016: The New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice held their 2nd Annual Statewide Civil Legal Aid Technology Conference at NYLS. Dean Anthony Crowell gave welcome remarks and Ari Ezra Waldman participated in the opening plenary session. The event also featured remarks from New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Seth Andrew, Senior Policy Advisor, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

June 22, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman featured in “National LGBT Bar Association Announces Their 2016 “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40” – The LGBT Bar

June 19, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman quoted in “Muslim woman deluged by ‘hate tweets’ after helping Homeland Security panel” – Local News 8

June 19, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman quoted in “Mass. congresswoman carving out niche as critic of online abuse” – The Herald News

June 12, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Two U.S. Academic Institutions argue about who invented CRISPR – Fremont Technology Time” – Albany Daily Star

June 10, 2016:  Richard Sherwin presented a lecture titled “Postsecular Jurisprudence and the Visual Semiotics of Presence” in Turin at an international semiotics conference on “Mediation and Immediacy.” Richard has also been invited to give the keynote lecture on October 8, at the International Visual Literacy Association Conference in Montreal.

June 9, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Big Pharma bombshell: Judge finds Merck lied in patent trial, overturns $200-million verdict” – Los Angeles Times

June 8, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman appeared on the Cyberlaw and Business Report with Bennett Kelley to discuss privacy, cyberharassment, and NYLS’s new cyberharassment Clinic. The audio is available here and the write up, which also discusses NYLS and the Innovation Center, is available here.

June 7, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman featured in “NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Ari Waldman” – The New York Law Journal

June 6-7, 2016:  Richard Sherwin gave a series of lectures in Dogliani, Italy, on “Visual Literacy for Jurists,” and on the jurisprudence of Giambattista Vico and its relevance today (as part of a plan to set up a new international Vico Center based in Turin and Nice).

June 6, 2016: Jacob Sherkow has been selected as a peer reviewer for Cambridge University Press for a book about CRISPR.

June 4, 2016: Jacob Sherkow was part of a panel discussion at the World Science Festival, hosted this year at NYU, on the ethics and development of CRISPR, a revolutionary piece of biotechnology. More about the panel discussion can be found here. Jacob also has a new article concerning the CRISPR patent disputed published in The Biochemist. The article, “Patents in the time of CRISPR,” concerns opposition proceedings to CRISPR patents filed both here and in Europe. Jacob has also been selected as a peer reviewer for Drug Discovery Today, a journal that addresses not only the rapid scientific developments in drug discovery associated technologies but also the management, commercial and regulatory issues that increasingly play a part in how R&D is planned, structured and executed.

June 3, 2016: Karen Artz Ash featured in “NLJ’s Intellectual Property Trailblazers” – The National Law Journal

June 1, 2016: Jacob Sherkow quoted in “Do Patents Promote or Stall Innovation?” – The Scientist

June 1, 2016: Jacob Sherkow presented his research on intellectual property and biotechnology to a delegation of the French parliament in Washington, DC. The MPs that attended serve on the French Parliamentary Office for Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices, and are interested in how CRISPR technology will and should be regulated as it pertains to agricultural products. Jacob has also been invited to present his work on gene patents to a roundtable at the Centre for Law and Genetics at the University of Tasmania, Australia, Faculty of Law on November 13th and 14th. The roundtable will “dissect the ethical, legal and social environment within which gene editing is situated, to ensure that this technology is safely and ethically translated into the clinic, and that legally, morally and socially unacceptable practices are curtailed.” His inter partes review proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been featured in a special report on Bloomberg’s Life Sciences Law & Industry Report.

May 18, 2016: Richard Chused’s article “Appropriate(d) Moments” 26 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 103 (2015), has been judged one of the best law review articles related to entertainment, publishing and/or the arts published within the last year and, as a result, has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of the Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, an anthology published annually by Thomson Reuters (West).

May 17, 2016: Richard Sherwin spoke on visual literacy for jurists at the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH). From April 18th to April 23rd, he visited at Birkbeck Law School in London, consulting with faculty on various law and visual studies projects. On April 26th, he gave a lecture, sponsored by the Law Society at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, titled “Visual literacy for Lawyers: How Visual Evidence and Visual Storytelling are Changing the Practice of Law in the Digital Age.” On April 29th, he gave a lecture titled “The Visual Economy of Post-Secular Jurisprudence,” at Trinity College, Cambridge, as part of a two-day international conference on “Change and Exchange” (an inter-disciplinary conference focusing mostly on early modern literature, history, and economics). The conference is part of an ongoing ‘Crossroads of Knowledge’ project at Cambridge.

May 13, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman‘s article, “NC vs the Justice Department: Why Transgender Discrimination is Sex Discrimination” –

May 13, 2016: Ari Ezra Waldman has contracted with Cambridge University Press to publish his first book, Privacy As Trust: Information Privacy for an Information Age. The book, which is slated to come out in 2017, will build upon Ari’s Ph.D. dissertation and makes a novel contribution to privacy theory and practice. Ari will continue to workshop chapters of the book this summer and next Fall through presentations at Harvard’s Berkman Center, Yale’s Information Society Project, Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy, Fordham Law School, and elsewhere.

May 10, 2016: Richard Chused quoted in “Is HBO Censoring the ‘Game of Thrones’ Spoiler?” – Corporate Counsel

May 10, 2016: Jacob Sherkow’s article “Protecting Products versus Platforms,” was published in Nature Biotechnology. It focuses on differing IP regimes for biotechnology startups depending on whether they’re a traditional “product” company or a broader-based “platform” company.

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 20, 2016: Karen Artz Ash’s chapter on fashion licensing was published in 2016 Licensing Update: (Wolters Kluwer) Second Edition, the definitive one-volume handbook covering the year’s most significant cases and developments in licensing.

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 13thJacob 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

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: 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 InsiderThe ScientistXatakaXconomySTAT, and GenomeWeb.

November 12, 2015: Richard Chused spoke about his article “Appropriate(d) Moments” with the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal at Fordham University School of Law.

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 Waldman 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” –

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.” –

September 25, 2015: Jacob Sherkow was quoted in “Genome-editing find may improve system’s precision.” – Boston Globe

September 25, 2015: Mark N. 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 –

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:

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 15, 2015: Richard Sherwin’s op-ed piece, “Democracy’s Missing Meaning” appeared in Project Syndicate and was republished in the Bangkok Post

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 14, 2015: Karen Artz Ash’s chapter on fashion licensing was published in 2015 Licensing Update: (Wolters Kluwer) Second Edition, the definitive one-volume handbook covering the year’s most significant cases and developments in licensing.

April 14, 2015: Jacob Sherkow served as a judge for the University of Michigan Law School’s Campbell Moot Court competition.

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 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).