Conner Inn of Court “Fireside Chat & Reception”

The next meeting for the Conner Inn of Court is a Special “Fireside Chat & Reception” designed specifically Law Students and Associates.  It will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, in Room 145. This is a wonderful opportunity for students and associates to meet two U.S. District Court Judges in a casual yet informative open Q&A session format.  It is FREE to attend… Read More

Summer Job Opportunity at LSKS

We are pleased to publicize a summer opportunity from Elizabeth Seidlin-Bernstein, a 2009 NYU Law alumna now working at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, a boutique media law firm specializing in First Amendment and intellectual property litigation and counseling. The firm is currently recruiting summer associates for 2016 in our New York, DC, and Philadelphia offices. It is a particularly good opportunity for 1Ls and pre-clerkship 3Ls. Below is the posting for 2016 summer associates and “LSKS at.. Read More

Engelberg Center Conference: National Policies on Secondary Pharmaceutical Patents

Please join the Engelberg Center on January 23 for a day-long conference in which academics and industry experts consider the effectiveness of policies in the developed and developing world regarding secondary pharmaceutical patents and their implications for innovation and access to medicines.     For program details and a list of speakers, visit https://engelberg-center.squarespace.com/events/2016/1/23/national-policies-on-secondary-pharmaceutical-patents-their-effectiveness-and-implications-for-innovation-and-access-to-medicines-1 To register, RSVP to annemarie.hassett@nyu.edu.

Patent Trolls: To Fight or to Settle, That is the Question

“Patent Troll,” or Non-Practicing Entity (NPE), is a derogatory term used to label people or companies that exploit patents as a business strategy. A patent troll acquires patents to make profits by bringing patent infringement lawsuits. Rather than actually going through lawsuits, trolls seek to extort early settlements by filing frivolous suits and asking relatively small sums. One federal district court has defined a patent troll as “somebody who tries to make a lot of.. Read More

A Conversation With David Shields

David Shields is the bestselling author of twenty books, including The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead, and Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, which was named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications. His essays and stories have appeared in Harper’s, McSweeney’s, and Slate, and his writing frequently addresses issues of copyright and the legality of artistic appropriation. His most recent release, War Is Beautiful, analyzes.. Read More

Baby Blue: A Bluebook Compatible Citation System in the Public Domain

The Bluebook describes itself as a “unique system of citation” on which “generations of law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, and other legal professionals have relied.” One NYU Law professor is trying to change this reliance with a new project called ‘Baby Blue’ that aims to bring this citation system into the public domain. Learn more about Baby Blue from the interview with Professor Christopher Sprigman, below. Can you give an overview of the.. Read More

Gender Diversity in Technology: A Panel Discussion

Catch phrases such as “male allies,” “imposter syndrome,” and “implicit bias” were abound as over twenty-five women gathered in a New York University School of Law classroom to attend a panel discussion titled Gender Diversity in Technology. Hosted by NYU’s Law Women, Social Entrepreneurship & Startup Law Group, and Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law Society, the panel discussed the challenges that women face in the workforce generally, and in the technology sector in.. Read More

Instagram Deleted User Accounts for Posting Photos and Video Clips from Janet Jackson’s Tour

On October 20th, the New York Post reported that Instagram deleted accounts of individuals who posted videos and photographs of Janet Jackson’s live performances to the social networking application. Apparently, these users received emails explaining that “a third party reported that the content violates their copyright.” The coverage highlights how these fans, attending concerts of Jackson’s Unbreakable tour, lost all of the photos they had taken and posted to the app, “without warning.”.. Read More

You Used to Copy Me in Your Videos

Drake’s recent music video for his song “Hotline Bling” is of note for more than the exceptional dance moves Drake displays therein. A mere three days after the video was released, renowned contemporary artist James Turrell released an artfully worded statement indicating that he was in no way involved in the creation of the video: “While I am truly flattered to learn that Drake f*cks with me, I nevertheless wish to make clear.. Read More

Middle Earth in the Digital Age: How Far Do Copyrights Go?

For those of you who finished the recent Hobbit film trilogy wondering when they’d see Middle Earth on the big screen again, don’t hold your breath. As far as bad blood goes, the animosity between the Tolkien estate and filmmakers makes the saga’s dwarves and elves seem like best friends. A recent Ninth Circuit decision denying an anti-SLAPP motion is only the latest chapter in an ongoing fight over the extent of contractual.. Read More