B.A. 1999, Yale University
J.D. 2004, New York University
Areas of Expertise
Michael J. Burstein is a Professor of Law at Cardozo Law, where he teaches and writes about intellectual property, innovation policy, and law and entrepreneurship. Professor Burstein’s research focuses on the ways in which intellectual property law, corporate law, and public law facilitate relationships among entrepreneurs, markets, and government actors and influence the production and dissemination of innovative works and ideas. His recent publications include articles about patent markets, innovation prizes, judicial challenges to patent validity, and non-IP strategies for information exchange. He is currently writing about the legal treatment of information as an asset and editing a volume of case studies that explore sharing and commons-based production in entrepreneurial communities. Before joining the Cardozo faculty, Professor Burstein was a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School. He was previously an appellate litigator in private practice in Washington, DC, a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, and a law clerk for Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He was also a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. Professor Burstein holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from the New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and Ethics, Politics & Economics from Yale University.
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Michael Burstein in the news
- Jun 15, 2016 Cardozo Faculty Involved in Net Neutrality Decision
- Dec 4, 2015 IP Expert, Professor Michael Burstein on Internet Neutrality Case
- Jun 13, 2013 BENCHMARKS: Cardozo Analyzes the SCOTUS Gene Patenting Decision
- Jun 13, 2013 Professor Michael Burstein: "Patent Decision 'Serves the Social Good'"