Events

The Innovation Center hosts a number of events every year focused on intellectual property, data and privacy, information and technology, and innovation and entrepreneurship.

Upcoming Events

 

IP Lunch: IP and Big Law with Dorian Slater Thomas of Frankfurt Kurnit

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology will host a discussion with Dorian Slater Thomas, an associate in the Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC. Dorian will discuss what it is like to be an intellectual property (“IP”) attorney, particularly in a big law firm as an associate in an IP group. Dorian will also speak on regulations and guidelines that govern IP outside of federal statutes, such as FTC guidelines, network guidelines, and SAG/AFTRA guidelines.

 

IP Lunch: Entertainment and Video Game Law with Jim Charne ’79

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, W420

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology will host a discussion with Jim Charne ’79 on the roles of the parties that bring intellectual property to a video game development deal.

 

IP Lunch: Copyright and New Technology with Brad Greenberg of the U.S. Copyright Office

Monday, March 5, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology will host a discussion with Brad Greenberg, counsel for policy and international affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office. Brad will speak on copyright law and new technologies, from the printing press to the Internet and beyond.

 

IP Lunch: Personal Names as Fashion Brands with Matthew Asbell and George Sciarrino ’13 of Ladas & Parry

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, W420

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology will host a discussion with Matthew Asbell and George Sciarrino ’13 on the IP implications of using personal names to refer to clothing designs and related products. They will discuss how this practice comes with concerns that designers and other companies should consider when starting or acquiring an eponymous brand.

 

Master Class: Fashion and Fair Use with Terence Keegan ’13, Counsel, My Other Bag

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology will host a discussion on fashion and fair use with Terence Keegan ’13, an associate at Miller Korzenik Sommers LLP. Terence will discuss his work on defending the fair use parody case against Louis Vuitton on behalf of “My Other Bag,” including obtaining a unanimous affirmance by the Second Circuit and a denial of Louis Vuitton’s certiorari petition by the Supreme Court.

1 CLE credit will be available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice.

Space will be limited, so please RSVP to: joseph.forgione@nyls.edu

 

9th Annual Sports Law Symposium

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 10:00am – 6:00pm, Events Center

More information coming soon.

 

 

 

Privacy Talks: Judge John A. Ross, Eastern District of Missouri, United States District Court

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center will host a discussion with Judge John A. Ross, Eastern District of Missouri, United States District Court. Judge Ross will discuss various aspects of privacy cases that he has overseen in his capacity as a federal district court judge.

Space will be limited, so please RSVP to: joseph.forgione@nyls.edu

Past Events

 

Master Class: “Zombie Trademarks” with Joseph C. Gioconda of the Gioconda Law Group

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Joseph C. Gioconda, attorney and founder of the Gioconda Law Group. Joe presented on the law of abandonment as applied to zombie brands, namely what can happen to a trademark when it “dies” after its owner ceases to use it.

1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice.

CLE materials can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

 

Privacy Talks: Michael Pastor of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Michael Pastor, the General Counsel of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT). Michael discussed the privacy policy of the LinkNYC program, the creation of the City’s Cyber Command, and issues related to the City’s mobile telecom franchises.

 

IP Lunch: Trademark and Patent Law with James M. Silbermann of the USPTO

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W420

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with James M. Silbermann, a staff attorney in the Office of Enrollment and Discipline at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). James discussed his work at the USPTO, including conducting investigations involving allegations of practitioner misconduct and moral character investigations of applicants requesting registration before the USPTO.

 

Technology for Lawyers Working Group: Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law with Steven R. Harber ’92 and Jim Wagner of Apogee Legal

Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Steven R. Harber ’92 and Jim Wagner, co-founders of Apogee Legal, and Professor Ari Ezra Waldman. Steve and Jim discussed the application of artificial intelligence to the practice of law, specifically how to use artificial intelligence in contract analysis for regulatory and M&A matters.

1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice.

CLE materials can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

 

IP Lunch: Fashion Law Transactions with Alexandra Badalamenti ’16 of IMG, an Endeavor Company

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Alexandra Badalamenti ’16, Attorney at IMG, an Endeavor company. Alexandra discussed her career path and responsibilities at IMG, including transactional work related to New York Fashion Week and IMG Models.

 

Technology for Lawyers Working Group: Tech Tools for Anonymity with Jonathan Frankle

Monday, October 30, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Jonathan Frankle, a PhD student at MIT in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and Professor Ari Ezra Waldman. Criminals selling illegal drugs online, engineers conducting patent searches, child pornographers, and dissidents under repressive governments have one thing in common: they need to hide their tracks on the web. This discussion explored the technology, story, and morality of Tor, the world’s most popular Internet anonymity network.

1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice.

CLE materials can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

 

Privacy Talks: Careers in Privacy with Sue Glueck of Microsoft

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, W220

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Sue Glueck, Academic Relations Director for the Corporate, External & Legal Affairs department at Microsoft. Sue gave advice on determining whether her area of law is a good fit for rising lawyers interested in privacy and the best way to break into a career as a privacy lawyer.

 

Technology for Lawyers Working Group: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Implicit Bias with Amanda Levendowski

Monday, October 9, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Amanda Levendowski, the Technology Law & Policy Clinic Teaching Fellow at NYU Law, and Professor Ari Ezra Waldman. Amanda discussed her work on copyright law and artificial intelligence, and how to develop practical approaches to new digital problems.

1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice.

CLE materials can be found here: Part 1, Part 2

 

Magic and the Law: The Science of Illusion with David Kwong

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, W400

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a thrilling magic performance by David Kwong and talk-back session on copyright law and magic hosted by Professor Ari Ezra Waldman. Attendees met David in person after the event where he signed his new book Spellbound: Seven Principles of Illusion to Captivate Audiences and Unlock the Secrets of Success.

1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice.

CLE materials can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

 

IP Lunch: Fashion Law with Ava Farshidi, Counsel, David Yurman

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Ava Farshidi, Counsel at David Yurman. Ava discussed her career path and responsibilities at David Yurman, and also gave advice on determining whether her area of law is a good fit for rising fashion lawyers.

 

Innovation Center Fall Semester Welcome Reception

Thursday, August 31, 2017, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Board Room W204

All students interested in intellectual property, technology, and privacy law were invited to meet each other and faculty at a semester kickoff reception hosted by the Innovation Center for Law and Technology.

 

Technology for Lawyers Working Group: Encryption 101 with Jonathan Frankle

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Jonathan Frankle and Professor Ari Ezra Waldman on the fundamentals of encryption, anonymity, and attendant law and policy issues.

 

IP Lunch: Music Publishing with Leslie Greene of Atlas Music

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W220

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Leslie Greene on music copyrights, income streams, and the different responsibilities that are required of an in-house business affairs attorney working in a music company.

 

IP Lunch: IP and Dance with Elena Paul of Alvin Ailey

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W420

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Elena Paul on the role of intellectual property law in dance and the performing arts, including dance and performing arts films.

 

8th Annual Sports Law Symposium

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 10:00am – 6:00pm, Events Center

This day-long event included three panels: “America’s Finest,” which discussed the representation of American national teams and Olympic athletes, “Fighting the Game,” which discussed the present and future of combat sports in New York under new laws, and “Breaking into Sports,” which showcased the various legal careers in the sports field and advised on how to pursue a career in sports law. Our keynote speaker was Kori Davis Porter, Vice President of Content and Business Operations, National Basketball Association.

Attorneys were provided with 4.5 hours of CLE credit in the area of Professional Practice for attending this symposium; these CLE credits are transitional and nontransitional.

 

IP Lunch: IP Licensing with Ricardo Yoselevitz of Seltzer Licensing

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W220

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Ricardo Yoselevitz on the basics of brand licensing, the benefits and risks of licensing out and licensing in, and the different business models that exist in licensing today.

 

IP Lunch: Entertainment and Video Game Law with Jim Charne ’79

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W220

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Jim Charne ’79 on the roles of the parties that bring intellectual property to a video game development deal.

 

IP Lunch: IP and E-Commerce with Viviana Mura of Luxottica

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W220

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Viviana Mura on intellectual property considerations for e-commerce in the fashion industry.

 

IP Lunch: Timothy Rooney on Patent and Trademark Law 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W320

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Timothy Rooney on investigating allegations of practitioner misconduct and evaluating patent and trademark matter applications at the USPTO.

 

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IP Lunch: Brand Protection Strategies with Victoria Loughery ’08 of the NFL 

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W320

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Victoria Loughery ’08 on her role in managing the intellectual property strategy and enforcement activities for the NFL and its Member Clubs.

 

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Innovation Center Fall Semester Kickoff Reception 

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Board Room, W204

All students interested in intellectual property, technology, and privacy law were invited to meet each other and faculty at a semester kickoff reception hosted by the Innovation Center for Law and Technology.

 

IP Lunch: IP & Start Ups with Mark Baghdassarian ’99 of Kramer Levin 

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room W320

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Mark Baghdassarian ’99, where he spoke to students about intellectual property basics and the different considerations for technology start ups.

 

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IP Lunch: Video Game Law with Ryan Morrison ’13

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room W402

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Ryan Morrison ’13, where he spoke to students about how to break into the entertainment industry, what skill sets will separate them from other young attorneys, and how to best prepare for the international aspects of online legal work.

 

7th Annual Sports Law Symposium

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 9:00am – 6:00pm, Events Center

This day-long event consisted of four panels: “Anatomy of the Grievance Process,” “Antitrust Issues in Sports,” “Breaking into Sports,” and “Gambling Regulation.” Our keynote speaker was Jeffrey B. Gerwirtz, Executive Vice President of Business Affairs & Chief Legal Officer, Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, and our moderator was Castle Chalice, Boxing Commentator.

Attorneys will be provided 5.5 hours of CLE credit in the area of Professional Practice for attending this symposium; these CLE credits are transitional and nontransitional.

 

IP Lunch: “Soft” IP/Trademark Law with Karl Zielaznicki ’87 of Troutman Sanders

Friday, March 18, 2016, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W520

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Karl Zielaznicki ’87, where he discussed the many facets of being a “soft” IP attorney.  Karl explained the scope and operation of trademark law, as well as internet law, domain name and AdWords, virtual trademark use, and bankruptcy.

 

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Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8:00am – 8:00pm, Events Center and Rooms W120, W220, W320

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology and the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law held an annual work-in-progress symposium for internet law scholarship. This conference series provided an opportunity for authors and scholars to improve their papers and projects.

 

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IP Lunch: Entertainment and Video Game Law with Jim Charne ’79

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W402

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Jim Charne ’79, where he spoke about the roles of the parties that bring intellectual property to a video game development deal.


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 Behind the Artist: Art and Entertainment Law  in the Digital Age

Friday, February 26, 2016, 9:30pm – 5:00pm, Events Center

The New York Law School Law Review and the Innovation Center for Law and Technology presented Behind the Artist: Art and Entertainment Law in the Digital Age, a symposium exploring how modern technology exposes artists to new opportunities and new dangers.

 

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IP Lunch: Jennifer Harchick and Timothy Rooney of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W402

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a panel discussion with Jennifer Harchick and Timothy Rooney, where they spoke about their work as staff attorneys in the Office of Enrollment and Discipline at the USPTO.

 

IP Lunch: Michael Sander of Docket Alarm, Inc.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 12:45pm – 2pm, Room W402

Michael Sander is the Founder and CEO of Docket Alarm, Inc., a legal research and analytics company based in New York City.  Docket Alarm’s mission is to bring order to unstructured legal information to support legal decision making.  Docket Alarm’s focus has initially been directed to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a relatively new court that adjudicates challenges to patent validity.  Docket Alarm has grown to include several dozen AMLaw100 firms as customers, and aggressively pursues new types of legal analytics across a variety of jurisdictions.

 

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Tech Talks: Amin Kassam of Bloomberg

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 12:50pm – 1:50pm, Room W302

Amin Kassam addressed the law school on issues relating to intellectual property, technology, new media, and information privacy and security.

 

 

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Master Class: Trademark Counterfeiting with Mark Mutterperl

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 12:50pm, Room W301

This class explored the dangers of trademark counterfeiting and how Mark Mutterperl and his team have addressed these problems through civil litigation and prosecution.

Mark is a brand protection partner in the New York Office of Bracewell & Giuliani, LLPHe has been repeatedly honored by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, SuperLawyers, World Lawyers, World Trademark Review 1000, The Legal 500 US, and Managing Intellectual Property. He is listed in Euromoney’s Expert Guides and was named an IP Luminary by TrademarkWorld. Mark has been selected to file amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the International Trademark Association and the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition.

 

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The First Annual Internet Safety Conference

Saturday/Sunday October 3-4, 2015, All Day, Auditorium and Events Center