Cardozo School of Law is consistently recognized as a leader in intellectual property and information law. Cardozo Law’s IP program offers theory and practical training to students from all backgrounds, who thrive on developing answers that meet current legal problems. The school’s focus on emerging technology, data, privacy, fashion and entertainment law demonstrates its commitment to remain at the forefront of legal issues that arise as innovation continues to shape the intellectual property world. Practical opportunities include the Filmmakers Legal Clinic, the Tech Startup Clinic, and the Cardozo-Google Patent Diversity Project.
One of the Most Robust IP Programs in the Country
Cardozo is at the forefront of debates over ownership and legal protection for intellectual property in the digital age.
- We are happy to offer a completely online LL.M in Intellectual property: International students may apply here. Domestic USA applicants can apply here.
- The Cardozo Project for Patent Diversity helps women and underrepresented minority groups obtain patents.
- The FAME Center for Fashion, Art, Media and Entertainment Law provides leadership for New York's booming creative industries.
- Tech Startup Clinic Cardozo students provide legal expertise for emerging companies in New York's innovative Silicon Alley technology sector.
- The Filmmakers Legal Clinic Cardozo students provide legal services to independent filmmakers.
- The Cardozo Data Law Initiative (CDLI) Cardozo's pioneering program in business, technology, and data management for the digital age.
Our Intellectual Property Faculty
Professor of Practice Jonathan Ashtor
Professor Ashtor focuses on technology M&A transactions, IP licensing, patent analytics and portfolio monetization.
Professor Burstein is expert in Innovation law and entrepreneurship. He was previously an appellate litigator in private practice in Washington, DC, and a management consultant at McKinsey & Co.
Professor Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin
Professor Greenberg-Kobrin is the Director of the Filmmakers Legal Clinic, Director of the Center for Visual Advocacy, and Director of the Leadership Program at the Heyman Center on Corporate Governance.
Professor of Practice Barbara Kolsun
Barbara Kolsun, director of The FAME Center, is a leading fashion industry attorney, an adjunct professor of fashion law at Cardozo Law, and co-editor of the seminal text on the subject, Fashion Law – A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives and Attorneys (Bloomsbury, 2nd Edition, 2014).
Professor Felix Wu
Professor 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 Saurabh Vishnubhakat
Saurabh Vishnubhakat is a Professor of Law and Director of the Intellectual Property and Information Law Program. Professor Vishnubhakat’s expertise is in intellectual property, administrative law and federal litigation, especially from an empirical perspective.
Professor Jacob Noti-Victor
Jacob Noti-Victor is an Associate Professor of Law. He previously was an Assistant Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School where he taught property and intellectual property. Noti-Victor’s research focuses on how the law impacts innovation, culture and the deployment of new technologies.
Cardozo Hosts 2023 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference
Featuring nearly 200 professors, lawyers from private practice and industry, and government and public policy professionals, Cardozo School of Law hosted the 2023 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC) on August 3-4.
The conference, which began over two decades ago, is now among the largest annual gatherings of academics who study intellectual property and related issues. IPSC 2023 included multiple parallel tracks on subjects ranging from patent, trademark, and copyright law to cross-cutting issues such as empirical analysis of the law and the challenges of artificial intelligence technologies.
Cardozo’s intellectual property program is more than a selection of academic offerings. I was part of a thriving community of classmates, alumni, and faculty who supported me in discovering intellectual property and navigating the industry. I received so much practical training through my simulation courses that I was able to work with trademark portfolios for some of the world’s leading companies at my first job out of law school at Kilpatrick Townsend. I built a strong network of intellectual property peers and mentors by participating in Cardozo’s events and mentoring opportunities.
Curriculum and Faculty
Competitions and Events
Intellectual Property Information Law IPIL Colloquium
Roundtable on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property