Cardozo's IP+IL faculty members 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.


Christopher Buccafusco's research applies social science methods to study legal problems, especially how the law affects creativity, innovation and happiness. His co-authored book, Happiness and the Law, was recently published by the University of Chicago Press. Together with Professor David Schwartz, of Northwestern University’s School of Law, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Professor Buccafusco founded the annual Workshop on Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property, which allows researchers from around the world to present early-stage empirical projects so they can receive feedback before they begin collecting data. His articles have appeared in the California Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, and University of Chicago Law Review. Professor Buccafusco received his B.S. in Science, Technology and Culture from Georgia Tech, his J.D. from the University of Georgia and studied legal history at the University of Chicago.

Recent Publications:
The Moral Psychology of Copyright Infringement, 100 Minnesota Law Review (forthcoming 2015) (with David Fagundes)

On the Shoulders of Giants or the Path Not Taken: Experiments in Sequential Innovation and Intellectual Property, 91 Indiana Law Journal (forthcoming 2015) (with Stefan Bechtold and Christopher Sprigman)

Experimental Tests of Intellectual Property Law’s Creativity Thresholds, 92 Texas Law Review 1921 (2014) (with Zachary Burns, Jeanne Fromer and Christopher Sprigman)

Innovation and Incarceration: An Economic Analysis of Criminal Intellectual Property Law, 87 Southern California Law Review 276 (2014) (with Jonathan Masur)

What’s a Name Worth?: Valuing Attribution in Intellectual Property Law, 93 Boston University Law Review 1389 (2013) (with Christopher Sprigman and Zachary Burns)

Do Bad Things Happen When Works Enter the Public Domain?: Empirical Tests of Copyright Term Extension, 28 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 1(2013) (with Paul Heald)

Making Sense of Intellectual Property Law, 97 Cornell Law Review 501 (2012)


Professor Michael Burstein’s research focuses on the institutional structures - both private and public - that shape innovation. He writes about the intersections between intellectual property and both corporate law and public law. His writings discuss transactions in information goods, the administrative structure of the patent system, and institutional alternatives to intellectual property, such as prizes.  Before joining the Cardozo faculty, Professor Burstein was a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School. Following law school, Professor Burstein clerked for Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice. He also practiced appellate litigation and telecommunications law at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel PLLC in Washington, D.C., and worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.  Professor Burstein received a B.A. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and Ethics, Politics and Economics from Yale University, and a J.D. magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law.

Recent Publications:

Governing Innovation Prizes (with Fiona Murray) (work in progress)

Patent Markets: A Framework for Evaluation, 47 Arizona State Law Journal (forthcoming 2015)

Rethinking Standing in Patent Challenges, 83 George Washington Law Review 498 (2015)

Reply: Commercialization Without Exchange, 92 Texas Law Review 45 (2014)

Exchanging Information Without Intellectual Property, 91 Texas Law Review 227 (2012)


Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin is the director of The Indie Film Clinic at Cardozo School of Law, which is supported by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. Professor Greenberg-Kobrin served as the dean of students at Columbia Law School from 2005 to 2016, where she also taught courses in deals, negotiation and leadership. Prior to her work at Columbia Law, she was an associate at the New York office of Arnold & Porter, where her practice focused on international corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, sovereign debt issuances and financial institutions. Professor Greenberg-Kobrin also serves as senior fellow and director of the Leadership Program at the Heyman Center on Corporate Governance.

Since its launch in 2011, The Indie Film Clinic has provided free legal services to more than 60 films, with clients screening regularly at leading U.S. and international film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, South by Southwest, Rotterdam, the Tribeca Film Festival and more.


Monroe Price directs Cardozo’s Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society, which focuses on transnational studies and the application of new technologies. He also directs the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication and the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research in London, and chairs the Center for Media and Communications at Central European University. His most recent book, Free Expression, Globalism and the New Strategic Communication, was published last year. Professor Price served as Cardozo’s dean from 1982 to 1991, founding director of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford and a member of the faculty of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Among his many books are Media and Sovereignty, a treatise on cable television, and Television, the Public Sphere, and National Identity. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale.

Recent Publications:

Free Expression, Globalism and the New Strategic Communication (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Routledge Handbook of Media Law and Policy: A Socio-Legal Investigation (Routledge, 2013) (edited with Stefaan Verhulst)

Scholar-Practitioner Collaboration in Media-Related Interventions: A Case Study of Radio La Benevolencija in Rwanda, 10 International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics 3, 301 (2014) (with Lauren Kogen)

Strategic Communication in Asymmetric Conflict, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways Toward Terrorism and Genocide (November 2013)

Iran and the Soft War, 6 International Journal of Communication 2397 (2012) 


Daniel B. Ravicher is executive director of the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) at Cardozo and a registered patent attorney who writes and speaks frequently on patent law and policy, including testifying as an invited witness before the U.S. Congress on the topic of patent reform. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Professor Ravicher’s landmark case against Myriad Genetics. The case invalidated patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast cancer and ovarian cancer. He has been labeled a modern day “Robin Hood” by Science magazine and was named one of “The 50 Most Influential People in IP” by Managing Intellectual Property in 2012 and 2013. Professor Ravicher received his B.S.C.E. in materials science from the University of South Florida and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.



Stewart 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. He has focused, in particular, on the application of real property doctrines to solve intellectual property problems. 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 also edits the New York Real Estate Law Reporter, a monthly newsletter published with the assistance of Cardozo students. The winner of number of teaching awards at Cardozo, Professor Sterk has taught as a visiting professor at Columbia University and at the University of Pennsylvania. While in law school, he served as managing editor of the Columbia Law Review, and he subsequently clerked for Chief Judge Charles D. Breitel of the New York Court of Appeals.

Recent Publications:

Strict Liability and Negligence in Property Theory, 160 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 2129 (2012)


Aaron Wright directs Cardozo’s Tech Startup Clinic and is an expert in corporate and intellectual property law, with extensive experience in Internet and new technology issues.  Before joining the Cardozo faculty, he co-founded and sold a company to Wikia, Inc., the for-profit version of Wikipedia, running Wikia’s New York office while serving as general counsel and vice president of product and business development.  Professor Wright also practiced at several prominent law firms, including Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler and Jenner & Block, and clerked for the Honorable William J. Martini of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He received his B.A. in history and economics from Tufts University and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Cardozo Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Recent Publications:

Blockchain and the Law (Harvard University Press, forthcoming) (with Primavera De Filippi)


Felix Wu co-directs Cardozo’s Intellectual Property + Information Law Program. Professor Wu draws upon his doctoral degree in computer science in his research at the intersection of freedom of speech, privacy, and intellectual property. His current projects explore how consumer privacy regulation can be reconciled with the First Amendment, and how to regulate predictive algorithms. Professor Wu’s previous work focused on the law and science of anonymization, and on how technical results in the area relate to legal and theoretical concepts of privacy. He has spoken extensively throughout the country about anonymization and privacy to computer scientists, lawyers, and policymakers. Professor Wu received his B.A. in computer science summa cum laude from Harvard University and his J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Recent Publications:

The Constitutionality of Consumer Privacy Regulation, 2013 University of Chicago Legal Forum 69

Defining Privacy and Utility in Data Sets, 84 University of Colorado Law Review 1117 (2013)

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
Goldberg Cohen LLP

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