Assistant Professor of Law, Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law
"Patent Markets: A Framework for Evaluation"
February 4, 2015
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 in Washington, D.C., and worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Professor Burstein received a BA in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, and ethics, politics and economics from Yale University, and a JD magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law.
Assistant Professor, John Marshall Law School
"Living with Monsanto"
February 18, 2015
Daryl Lim teaches intellectual property (IP) law as well as antitrust law. He was nominated Professor of the Year in 2014. Professor Lim's book, Patent Misuse and Antitrust: Empirical, Doctrinal and Policy Perspectives
was cited to the Supreme Court by lawyers for both sides in their briefs in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
, a case concerning post-expiration patent royalty payments. His articles have appeared in four of the top eight IP law reviews. He is a peer reviewer for The Yale Law Journal, Cambridge University Press and the Max Planck Institute's International Review of IP and Competition Law (IIC). He is currently working on the patent and antitrust sections of Intellectual Property: Law, Policy and New Perspectives, a casebook by West Publishing. Professor Lim was an invited co-consultant on an amicus brief filed by the American Antitrust Institute in Bowman v. Monsanto Co
. He regularly presents at conferences to judges, government officials and attorneys. His views on current IP developments have been featured in legal publications as well as mainstream media sources. Professor Lim received the John Marshall Law School's Scholarly Achievement Award in 2014 for significant contributions to legal scholarship.
Other relevant articles include James Ming Chen, "An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved," 2014 Wis. L. Rev. 235 (2014), Benjamin M. Cole, Brent J. Horton, Ryan Vacca, "Food for Thought: Genetically Modified Seeds As De Facto Standard-Essential Patents," 85 U. Colo. L. Rev. 313, 347 – 373 (2014), and Daryl Lim, "Self-Replicating Technologies and the Challenge for the Patent and Antitrust Laws," 32 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 131, 187 – 222 (2013).
John P. Wilson Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
"The Misuse of Patent Licenses in Damages Calculations"
March 4, 2015
Jonathan Masur received a BS in physics and an AB in political science from Stanford University in 1999 and his JD from Harvard Law School in 2003. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and for Chief Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He taught at the University of Chicago Law School as a Bigelow Fellow and lecturer in law before joining the faculty as an assistant professor in 2007. Masur received tenure in 2012. He served as deputy dean from 2012 to 2014 and as the Herbert and Marjorie Fried Teaching Scholar from 2011 to 2013. He was named the John P. Wilson Professor of Law in 2014.
Associate Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
"Patents, Partnerships, and the Pre-Competitive Collaboration Myth in Pharmaceutical Innovation"
March 18, 2015
Liza Vertinsky joined the Emory Law faculty in the fall of 2007 as an assistant professor. She came to Emory after a decade of legal practice focusing on intellectual property transactions. Her areas of expertise include intellectual property, innovation, the intersection of IP and global health, and law and economics. Her research program is motivated by a deep interest in how legal rules – particularly patent law and contract law – influence the ways in which individuals and groups organize their economic activities. She is particularly interested in exploring the institutional environments within which alternative forms of intellectual production take place, with a focus on biomedical innovation. Profess Vertinsky clerked for Judge Stanley Marcus, first for the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida and then for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Education: JD, Harvard Law School, 1997; MA, Economics, University of British Columbia, 1992; PhD, Economics, Harvard University, 1997.
Jeffrey A. Lefstin
Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of Law
“Abstract Ideas and Generic Application”
April 15, 2015
Jeffrey A. Lefstin is Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco.
He received his ScB in Biology from Brown University, magna cum laude; his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco; and his JD from Stanford University, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. At UC Hastings, Professor Lefstin writes about patent law and teaches contracts, patent law, and intellectual property, as well as the UC Hastings – Bucerius Law School program in transnational intellectual property transactions in Hamburg, Germany. He joined the Hastings faculty after serving as a law clerk to Judge Raymond C. Clevenger, III, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC. He also practiced patent and antitrust law with the biotechnology and litigation groups at Townsend, Townsend & Crew in San Francisco. Prior to his legal career, he was a molecular biologist, studying mammalian gene regulatory mechanisms and DNA-protein interactions. His scientific papers appeared in Nature, Genes & Development, and the Journal of Molecular Biology.