Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University
Professor Janet Freilich writes and teaches in the areas of patent law, intellectual property, and civil procedure. She has published in Science, the UC Irvine Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, the Iowa Law Review, and others. She won the Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize, the Irving Oberman Memorial Award in Intellectual Property, and the Cloud Based Research Computing Project Award. Prior to entering academia, Professor Freilich practiced at Covington & Burling LLP as a patent litigator and prosecutor.
Professor Freilich was a visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. She was Harvard Law School’s inaugural postdoctoral fellow in private law and intellectual property with the Program on the Foundations of Private Law. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and summa cum laude from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology.
Over his career Thomas Edison garnered more U.S. patents than anyone in his time. Edison profited from his patents, but he was also exposed to the dark side of the patent system. He had to contend with lawsuits by other...