The Cardozo IP & Information Law faculty are nationally recognized for their scholarship, research, and teaching skills. This prestigious group is joined by adjunct professors who bring their skills from practice into the classroom.

CIPILP Director

Brett Frischmann is the director of the Cardozo Intellectual Property & Information Law Program. His expertise is in intellectual property and Internet law. He recently published Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources with Oxford University Press, which devotes much needed attention to understanding how society benefits from infrastructure resources and how management decisions affect a wide variety of interests. Professor Frischmann is a prolific author, whose articles have appeared in Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Review of Law and Economics.

Full Time Faculty

Michael Burstein's research focuses on the institutional structures - both private and public - that shape innovation. He is interested primarily in the intersections between intellectual property and both corporate law and public law. Professor Burstein has previously written about the administrative structure of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is currently working on projects to clarify the law of patent standing and to develop insights into how private and public sector actors can make effective use of prizes for innovation.

Susan Crawford recently authored Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age and regularly contributes to Bloomberg View and Wired. She served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy during 2009 and co-led the FCC transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations. Crawford is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where she leads the Institute's work on making high-speed Internet access a universal, affordable resource for all. She is a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation.

Marci A. Hamilton is one of the leading church/state scholars in the United States and the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at Cardozo. She is the author of Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children; God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law; and numerous scholarly articles. She has been a visiting professor at Princeton University, New York University School of Law, Emory University School of Law, and the Princeton Theological Seminary. Professor Hamilton was lead counsel for the city of Boerne, Texas, in the landmark decision, Boerne v. Flores, 521 U.S. 507 (1997), and has served as constitutional law counsel in many important cases involving religion, particularly in the area of clergy sex abuse and religious land use.

Justin Hughes serves as Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property. In that capacity he leads many of the United States' delegations at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and was recently instrumental in signing the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, which provides a platform for the harmonization of actors’ rights globally. Professor Hughes was director of the Cardozo IP program from 2004 to 2008, and is the founder and faculty director of the Indie Film Clinic. He was selected as best professor in 2000, 2006, 2009, and 2010.

Monroe E. Price is the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and Director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at Cardozo. Professor Price founded the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University and remains a research fellow there. He chairs the Center for Media and Communications Studies at Central European University, a project instituted and encouraged by CGCS. CGCS also fosters the Stanhope Center for Communications Policy Research, located at the London School of Economics. Professor Price has served on the President’s Task Force on Telecommunications Policy and the Sloan Commission on Cable Communications (both in the 1970s) and on the Carter-Sagalaev Commission on Radio and Television Policy (in the 1990s). He was a long-time member of the International Broadcasting Institute (now the International Communications Institute) and is active in the International Association of Mass Communications Research as well as the International Communications Association.

Daniel Ravicher serves as executive director of the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) at Cardozo Law, where he works to protect freedom in the patent system. His case against Myriad Genetics will be heard by the Supreme Court in April 2013. The suit charges that patents on two human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer are unconstitutional. Labeled a modern day 'Robin Hood' by Science magazine, and awarded an Echoing Green Fellowship for social entrepreneurship, Professor Ravicher is a registered patent attorney who writes and speaks frequently on patent law and policy, including twice testifying as an invited witness before Congress on the topic of patent reform. As a result of his accomplishments and professional reputation, Professor Ravicher was named to both Managing Intellectual Property magazine's '50 Most Influential People in IP' list and IP Law & Business magazine's 'Top 50 Under 45' list. 

Stewart E. Sterk’s publications span a wide variety of areas, ranging from property and land use regulation to trusts and estates, copyright, and the conflict of laws. A member of the American Law Institute, Professor Sterk served as an advisor in the preparation of the Restatement (Third) of Property (Servitudes). He has co–authored casebooks on Trusts and Estates and on Land Use, and he also edits the New York Real Estate Law Reporter, a monthly newsletter published with the assistance of Cardozo students. The winner of a number of teaching awards at Cardozo, Professor Sterk has taught as a visiting professor at Columbia and at the University of Pennsylvania.

Felix Wu’s doctorate studies in computer science are foundational to his information law scholarship, which spans freedom of speech, privacy law, and intellectual property law. Professor Wu was previously an associate at Covington & Burling in San Francisco. In 2006-7, he clerked for Judge Sandra L. Lynch of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Immediately prior to coming to Cardozo, he was an intellectual property associate at Fish & Richardson in Boston. At the University of California, Berkeley, Professor Wu was recognized with the Annual Review of Law & Technology Award for best note, was an associate editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and received American Jurisprudence awards for the highest grades in several subjects

Adjunct Faculty

Daniel Arshack
Partner, Arshack, Hajeck & Lehrman

B.A., 1978, Brandeis University;
J.D., 1983, Antioch School of Law

Patent Litigation

Morris E. Cohen
Law Office of Morris E. Cohen, Esq.

A.B., 1989, Harvard University;
J.D., 1994, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University

Patent Law
Patent Law, Advanced

Thomas A. Crowell
Partner, Saperstein & Crowell, LLP
B.A., 1988, New York University, 1988
J.D., 2002, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University

The Indie Film Clinic

Alvin Deutsch
Partner, McLaughlin & Stern, LLP

A.B., 1965, John Hopkins University;
LL.B., 1968, Yale University

Music/Copyright and the Intervention of Superior Rights

Ayala Deutsch
Vice President & Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, NBA Properties, Inc.

B.A., 1986, Queens College
J.D., 1989, New York University

Sports Law

Frank S. DiGiglio
Vice President, Managing Partner, Scully Scott, Murphy & Presser

B.S., 1975, Boston College;
J.D., 1982, St. John's University

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Patents

Anthony J. Dreyer
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP
B.A., 1990, Rutgers University
J.D., 1997, Fordham University
Sports Law

Alex Gigante
Senior V.P. for Legal Affairs/Corporate Counsel, Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

B.A., 1967, Brooklyn College;
J.D., 1970, New York University

Entertainment Law

Hanno F. Kaiser
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Dr.jur., 1998, University of Bonn
LL.M., 1998, University of California at Davis

Theory and Practice of Antitrust Law

David S. Korzenik
Partner, Miller, Korzenik Sommers LLP

A.B., 1972, Harvard University;
M.A., 1976, Columbia University;
J.D., 1979, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University

Entertainment and Media Law

Jo Backer Laird
Partner, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, LLP

A.B., 1975, M.P.A., 1980, Princeton University;
J.D., 1980, Columbia University

Art Law

Jeffrey I. D. Lewis
Partner, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, LLP

B.S.E., 1983, University of Connecticut;
J.D., 1986, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Patents

Matthew McFarlane
Associate, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Ph.D., 1997, Stanford University
J.D., 2005, Fordham University 
Transactions Involving Patent Rights

John Morris
Director, Internet Standards, Technology and Policy Project, Center for Democracy and Technology

B.A., Yale College;
J.D., Yale Law School

Eric Rayman
Of Counsel, Miller, Korzenik Summers LLP

A.B., 1973, Harvard University
J.D., 1977, Columbia University

Entertainment and Media Law

Peter Rienecker
VP and Senior Counsel, Original Programming, Home Box Office, Inc.
A.B., 1982, Boston College
J.D., 1985, Harvard Law School
Entertainment and Media Law

Peter L. Skolnik
Chair, Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group, Lowenstein Sandler PC

B.A., 1966, Harvard College
M.F.A., 1968, Columbia University School of the Arts
J.D., 1987, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University

International Copyright

John E. Tsavaris II
Counsel, Kenyon & Kenyon

B.S., 1973, Pace University
M.S., 1977, Queens College
Ph.D., 1981, Columbia University
J.D., 1987, Fordham University

Patent Law Practice

Marian Underweiser
Intellectual Property Counsel, IBM

B.S., 1983, Harvard University
Ph.D., 1992, UCLA
J.D., 1997, Columbia University
Technology Licensing Agreements