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.


Brett Frischmann is the director of the Cardozo Intellectual Property & Information Law Program. His expertise is in intellectual property and Internet law, and he is the co-author of one of the leading Internet law casebooks. He recently published Governing Knowledge Commons (Oxford University Press) along with Michael J. Madison and Katherine J. Strandburg. The book offers a research framework for studying knowledge commons that is adapted to the unique attributes of knowledge and information.
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 is a prolific telecommunications policy expert. She recently published Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age . Professor Crawford was a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Council on Technology and Innovation, and was a special assistant to President Obama for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. 
David Morrison is executive director of Cardozo’s Indie Film Clinic, a not-for-profit program that provides transactional counsel to independent and documentary filmmakers, and a visiting assistant professor at Cardozo. Since its launch in January 2011, The Indie Film Clinic has provided legal services to over 50 films, with clients screening at leading U.S. and international film festivals including Cannes, Berlin, South by Southwest, Rotterdam, the Tribeca Film Festival and more.
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, which has a strong focus on transnational studies and the application of new technologies. Professor Price, who was dean of Cardozo from 1982 to 1991, was founding director of the Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Wolfson College, Oxford.
Daniel Ravicher Daniel B. Ravicher is executive director of the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) at Cardozo Law and a registered patent attorney who writes and speaks frequently on patent law and policy, including testifying as an invited witness before Congress on the topic of patent reform. In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Professor Ravicher’s landmark case against Myriad Genetics. The case invalidates patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

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.

 
Aaron Wright is the director of the Tech Startup Clinic. He is an expert in corporate and intellectual property law, with extensive experience in Internet and new technology issues. He co-founded wiki-based website ArmchairGM, which was sold to Wikia, Inc., the 22nd largest website in the world. At Wikia, he handled a range of legal issues for a rapidly growing start-up, developed and implemented a number of key product features, and negotiated several business development deals with leading media companies. 
Felix Wu draws upon his doctoral degree in computer science in his research, which lies at the intersection of freedom of speech, privacy, and intellectual property. He is broadly interested in the structure of speech and privacy rights, and the implications of understanding those structures for the appropriate design of information regulation. His current work explores how consumer privacy regulation can be reconciled with the First Amendment.

 


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