Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Professor Dan Ravicher's Challenge to Gene Patents

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a major case that invalidates patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The case was brought by Professor Dan Ravicher of Cardozo School of Law, along with the ACLU.

Should A.I. Computers Be Named As Inventors on Patents? Professor Brett Frischmann Weighs In

Brett Frischmann is skeptical. In an email, Frischmann, the Microsoft visiting professor of information and technology policy at Princeton University and a professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, told Seeker he wasn't convinced that granting A.I. systems patents would optimize innovation and have a positive economic impact.

Professor Christopher Buccafusco Speaks to WSJ on Copyrighting of Graffiti: "McDonalds Has a Graffiti Problem"

But proving that may not be so simple, said Christopher Buccafusco, an intellectual-property scholar at Cardozo School of Law in New York who isn't involved in the case. For Ms. Berreau to prevail, he said, she’ll have to show that McDonald’s interior designers copied the “SACE” logo and also prove that the tag in question possesses an originality distinguishable from generic graffiti.

Cardozo's Bet Tzedek Clinic Represents Children in Need of Speech Generating Devices in Suit Against NY Health Dept

The New York State Department of Health wrongly denies speech-generating devices and access aids to Medicaid-eligible children and adults who need these devices to treat their expressive communication disabilities, a proposed class action lawsuit says.

Professor Buccafusco Talks About U.S. Supreme Court Cheerleading Uniform Copyright Case

Professor Christopher Buccafusco discusses the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case involving copyright and cheerleader uniforms. 

Professor Michel Rosenfeld's Book Excerpted by "Le Monde"

Professor Michel Rosenfeld's book Democracies sous stress: les defis du terrorisme global (Democracies Under stress: The Challenges Posed By Global Terrorism) was published on October 5, 2016 by Presses Universitaires de France (PUF).

Professor Alexander Reinert on "Right to Yelp Act"

According to the article in the SF Chronicle, Professor Reinert called the Speak Free Act unconstitutional in testimony before the House, and said that it "could 'impose significant barriers to important civil rights and public interest litigation,' and intrudes into states' rights.

"NYC Project Shows Value of Legal Aid in Immigration Court": Professor Peter Markowitz Quoted in Crime and Justice News

Crime and Justice News - “No family can have a loved one locked up and deported, simply because they can’t afford counsel,” says Peter Markowitz, director of the Immigration Justice Clinic at Cardozo School of Law. “That’s not justice, and we don’t do that in New York.”

"Bitcoin Industry to Legislators: Lay Off Miners, Multisig Wallets" - Professor Aaron Wright Quoted in American Banker

American Banker - Many businesses involved in bitcoin or other virtual currencies are "just a conduit," said Aaron J. Wright, a professor at the Cardozo Law School who penned a Medium post last year on the topic. "They just pass it along."

"Drug Abuse is No Crime" - Professor Ekow Yankah Featured in Valley News Editorial

Valley News - Ekow Yankah, a professor at Cardozo School of Law in New York, pointed out that crack has long been viewed as “the black drug” that infects only minority communities. Except for making a lot arrests and putting people behind bars for long stretches, “we did nothing about it,” he said.