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

 

Vanguard Tech Lectures: Inside Cambridge Analytica with Steve Cohen ’13 of Pollock Cohen LLP

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W320

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology will host a discussion with Steve Cohen ’13, a founding partner at Pollock Cohen LLP. Our speaker will discuss the technology at issue in the Cambridge Analytica data-harvesting operation and how this case will affect tech companies’ use of personal data in the future.

Lunch will be provided for free.

RSVP is not required.

 

IP Lunch: Copyright, Publicly Displayed Sculpture and Architecture with Professor Richard Chused

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Boardroom W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology will host a presentation and discussion with Professor Richard Chused on his recent intellectual property scholarship, which addresses the right of copyright owners to control the use of publicly displayed sculpture and architecture.

Lunch will be provided for free.

RSVP is not required.

 

Vanguard Tech Lectures: Facial Recognition on Campus with Brenda Leong of Future of Privacy Forum

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Boardroom W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology will host a discussion with Brenda Leong, a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and Senior Counsel and Director of Strategy at the Future of Privacy Forum. Our speaker will discuss biometrics technology and the arguments for and against its use in colleges and universities, including the strong economic incentives to use the technology and the privacy concerns that they can raise. Our speaker will also briefly review current federal and state laws that address biometric products and services.

Lunch will be provided for free.

RSVP is not required.

 

Master Class: Music Law with Julian Cordero ’14 of Cordero Law LLC

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W320

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology will host a presentation and discussion with Julian Coredeo ’14, an attorney and managing member of Cordero Law LLC. Our speaker will discuss the legal foundations of music law, including contract drafting, review and negotiations, implementing business and corporate law, and the importance of protecting intellectual property rights for musicians.

1 CLE credit will be made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional).

CLE materials coming soon.

Lunch will be provided for free.

Please RSVP to: joseph.forgione@nyls.edu

 

Technology for Lawyers Working Group: “Smart Cities” and Risk Assessments with Ben Green of Harvard University

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Boardroom W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology will host a discussion with Ben Green, an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Our speaker will discuss his recent scholarship, which addresses why technology is not an end in itself, and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity.

1 CLE credit will be made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional).

CLE materials coming soon.

Lunch will be provided for free.

Please RSVP to: joseph.forgione@nyls.edu

 

IP Lunch: Sneaker Law with Kenneth Anand, Yeezy Apparel and Jared Goldstein, Undertone

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Boardroom W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology will host a discussion with Kenneth Anand, Head of Business Development and General Counsel at Yeezy Apparel and Jared Goldstein, Associate General Counsel at Undertone. Our speakers will discuss streetwear and the law, the evolution of Yeezy Apparel, and the business and legal issues that comprise their newly created body of law: sneaker law!

Lunch will be provided for free.

Please RSVP to: joseph.forgione@nyls.edu

 

Past Events

 

Privacy Talks: The Future of Consumer Privacy with Mary Stone Ross of MSR Strategies

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Boardroom W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Mary Stone Ross, a nationally recognized expert in consumer privacy, cybersecurity and data security. Our speaker discussed privacy legislation, lessons learned for California and implications for a federal law.

 

Privacy Talks: Regulation and Innovation with Zachary Hecht of Tech:NYC

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W320

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Zachary Hecht, Policy Director for Tech:NYC, a nonprofit association of 750 technology companies. Our speaker discussed how to legislate and regulate privacy in the United States, while still allowing for innovation.

 

Innovation Center Fall Semester Welcome Reception

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Room W401

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

 

2019 Privacy Law Symposium

Monday, April 8, 2019, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Faculty and Staff Commons

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology and the Privacy Law Association hosted a three part discussion about cyberharassment litigation, legislation, and life online.

Co-sponsored by the Cyberharassment Clinic and the Cyber Sexual Abuse Task Force.

 

IP Lunch: Brian Friedman of JetBlue Airways

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Brian Friedman, Director, Litigation & Regulatory Counsel at JetBlue Airways. Our speaker discussed his IP practice at JetBlue, including legal review of all JetBlue Airways and JetBlue Vacations advertising, communications, promotions (contests and sweepstakes), and also media licensing (cross-promotion of individual films and internally-produced media). Our speaker also discussed his role in managing the JetBlue trademark portfolio globally.

 

2019 Sports Law Symposium

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Faculty and Staff Commons

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted an evening of panels featuring top practitioners, scholars, and other professionals in the sports industry. Topics included emerging issues in sports, equality in sports, and breaking into sports law.

1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional); and 1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias (NY transitional and nontransitional).

 

Master Class: Cybercrime, Privacy and Sexuality with Anthony Metzer of Goldsmith Chambers, London

Thursday, March 27, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Anthony Metzer, Head of Chambers at Goldsmith Chambers in London. Our speaker discussed cybercrimes that are sexual in nature and, specifically, the impact of image-based sexual violence. The talk focused on revenge pornography, sextortion, upskirting, and cyber-flashing and their relationship with relevant legislation. Our speaker also considered the main obstacles in adequately policing and prosecuting these crimes by examining issues with jurisdiction, technology, and legislation.

Chaired by Ruti G. Teitel, Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law.

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Law, Justice, and Policy.

1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional).

CLE materials can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

 

Privacy Talks: Hot Topics in Health Care Privacy with Kirk J. Nahra

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Kirk J. Nahra, a partner with WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. Our speaker discussed the hot topics in health care privacy, and how health care issues are involved in the national privacy law debate.

 

NETIZENS: A Film Screening and Discussion with Director/Producer Cynthia Lowen

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Room W401

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a special screening of NETIZENS, a feature documentary.

NETIZENS exposes the proliferation of cyber harassment faced by women, spreading from the web to the most intimate corners of their lives. As the internet becomes the next frontier of civil rights, this feature documentary follows three women who are targets of harassment, along with advocates, legal experts and others, as they confront digital abuse and strive for equality and justice online.

This screening was followed by a talkback session with director and producer Cynthia Lowen, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and award-winning writer.

 

Privacy Talks: Big Data Algorithms and Trust with Professor Nizan Packin

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Nizan Packin, an associate professor at the Zicklin School of Business, City University of New York, and affiliated faculty at Indiana University’s program on Governance of the Internet & Cybersecurity. Our speaker discussed her research on how passively outsourcing decision-making to algorithms impacts the human desire to get a “second opinion”. Similarly, our speaker discussed how perceiving algorithms as a superior authority circumvents the impact of laws such as the GDPR.

 

INTA Young Practitioners & Trademark Administrators Panel & Reception
Getting in the Game: IP Protection in Professional Sports

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Events Center

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted an engaging conversation with in-house intellectual property counsel from four of the major US professional sports leagues: Ayala Deutsch, Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, NBA Properties, Inc.; Dolores F. DiBella, Vice President, Legal Affairs, National Football League; Tanya Fickenscher, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Major League Baseball; and Thomas H. Prochnow, Senior Vice President, Legal, NHL Enterprises, L.P. Each of our panelists discussed their career paths, including how they transformed their interest in IP to a career in professional sports at some of the world’s most celebrated sports leagues. Our panelists also discussed the day-to-day challenges of managing diverse trademark portfolios and IP enforcement in the world of professional sports, in addition to various professional lessons learned along the way.

 

IP Lunch: IP Transactions with Susan McGahan ’90 of AT&T

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Susan McGahan ’90, Assistant Vice President – Senior Legal Counsel in the Intellectual Property Law Group of AT&T. Our speaker discussed her career experience with licensing, technology transfer, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions involving IP assets, patent litigation, assertion and opinion studies, and brand licensing.

 

IP Lunch: “Temporary” Conceptual Art, Property, and Copyright with Professor Richard Chused

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Professor Richard Chused on his recent work entitled “Temporary” Conceptual Art: Property and Copyright, Hopes and Prayers, a meditation on the property and copyright issues that pertain to a work of conceptual art.

 

Master Class: Digital Evidence and the Fourth Amendment: Social Media with Michael Pasinkoff

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Michael Pasinkoff, Assistant District Attorney in the Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit of the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. People use Facebook, Instagram and a variety of other platforms to communicate directly with others as well as to document and share personal events with a network of fellow users. The increase in use of social media has raised new questions relating to privacy and the 4th Amendment. Our speaker discussed the legal requirements for the acquisition of information from social media accounts and how that information is used during a criminal trial.

1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional).

CLE materials can be found HERE.

Master Class: Fashion and Protecting Shoe Designs with Marylee Jenkins ’91 of Arent Fox

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Boardroom W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Marylee Jenkins ’91, a partner in the New York office at Arent Fox. Our speaker discussed the different intellectual property strategies that fashion brands may adopt when seeking to protect shoe designs.

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

CLE materials can be found HERE.

 

Privacy Talks: The Dangers of Facial Recognition Technology with Woodrow Hartzog

Monday, November 12, 2018, 9:30am – 10:45am, Room W120

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion on the dangers of facial recognition technology with Woodrow Hartzog, Professor of Law and Computer Science at Northeastern University School of Law and the College of Computer and Information Science, and Ari Ezra Waldman, Professor of Law at New York Law School.

 

Hot Topics and Careers in Privacy Law

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 1:00pm – 1:50pm, Room W220

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology and the Privacy Law Association hosted a lunchtime panel featuring attorneys that discussed future issues in privacy and the different responsibilities that come with working at a consulting firm that specializes in privacy, security, identity and access management, and regulatory compliance. Panelists included Mayra Cavazos and Dan Goldstein of Tuerois.

 

IP Lunch: The Law of Influence with Dorian Slater Thomas of Frankfurt Kurnit

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W302

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Dorian Slater Thomas, an associate in the Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC. Our speaker discussed the right of privacy, FTC guidelines, and copyright issues as they pertain to influencers.

 

Fashion Law Symposium 2018 | What is Real? Authenticity, Transparency, and Trust in the Digital Age of Fashion

Friday, October 26, 2018, 10:30am – 6:00pm, Events Center

The Fashion Law Initiative and the New York Law School Law Reviewhosted a full-day fashion law symposium where practitioners, scholars, influencers, and designers participated in discussions on topics that included anti-counterfeiting enforcement on digital platforms, the rise of virtual influencers and their impact on the future of social media marketing, and the new intellectual property and privacy challenges being raised by innovative technologies such as blockchain in fashion. Guests included counsel for Cartier, Calvin KleinChristian Louboutin, Estée Lauder, David Yurman, Rag & Bone, Salvatore Ferragamo, Star Athletica, and more.

5 CLE credits were made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional).

Click HERE for the full program and registration information.

For more information, click HERE.

 

AI and Networking with Sue Glueck of Microsoft

Friday, October 19, 2018, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Room C425

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology and the Privacy Law Association hosted a lunchtime discussion on AI and networking development with Sue Glueck, Academic Relations Director of Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs Department.

 

Cybersecurity: Safer Practices for Your Client

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:50pm, Room W320

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology and the Privacy Law Association hosted a lunchtime panel featuring technology professionals and attorneys in discussion about technology practices for clients. The technology professionals discussed how to implement systems for emails and networks, and the attorneys advised on data breaches, hacking schemes, phishing, and more. Panelists included Patrick Buono of Aurora Computer Technology, Inc., Stephanie Louis Charles ’14 of Focal Point Data Risk, Carl Scalzo of Online Computers and Communications LLC, and Doreen Shaoulpour ’17 of Focal Point Data Risk.

 

IP Lunch: Fashion Tech and the Law with Tim Hirsch of Gwynnie Bee

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion about innovative fashion technology with Tim Hirsch, VP Legal and General Counsel of Gwynnie Bee. Our speaker discussed how Gwynnie Bee is revolutionizing the retail space through its new subscription service for women’s clothing.

 

The World’s Strongest Data Protection Law: An Overview

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W402

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology co-sponsored a presentation and discussion with the Center for Business and Financial Law, the Center for International Law, and Mauricio F. Paez, a partner in the New York office of Jones Day. Students interested in cybersecurity, data protection, and privacy law learned about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), its extraterritorial reach, enforcement, and penalty scheme.

 

Master Class: Digital Evidence and the Fourth Amendment: Cellular Devices with Michael Pasinkoff

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Michael Pasinkoff, Assistant District Attorney in the Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit of the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Our speaker discussed how cellular telephones have raised new questions relating to privacy and the Fourth Amendment, including the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that the government must obtain a search warrant before obtaining Historical Cell-Site Location Information (CSLI) from a phone company. Our speaker addressed what CSLI actually entails, the new legal requirements for obtaining it and how CSLI is used during a criminal trial.

1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional).

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

 

Technology for Lawyers Working Group: Tech and Surveillance in Intimate Partner Violence with Karen Levy

Monday, September 24, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Karen Levy, Assistant Professor of Information Science at Cornell University and affiliated faculty at Cornell Law School, and Professor Ari Ezra Waldman, Professor of Law at New York Law School. At this talk, our speakers considered how technologies intervene in the contexts of workplace dynamics and intimate relationships.

1 CLE credit was available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional)..

CLE materials can be found HERE.

 

Innovation Center Fall Semester Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Room W401

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

 

IP Lunch: Graffiti Art and the Law with Professor Richard Chused

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Professor Richard Chused on his recent intellectual property scholarship entitled Moral Right: The Anti-Rebellion Graffiti Heritage of 5Pointz, a lengthy survey and analysis of the famous aerosol art complex at 5Pointz, its demolition, and the moral rights litigation that concluded with a large damage award against the developer who owns the site.