Intellectual Property, Law and Technology Forum

The Faculty’s Intellectual Property Forum focuses on research and public activities in the areas of IP. The Forum emphasizes critical, interdisciplinary and comparative research in the area of IP. The faculty’s team in the area of IP incudes: Dr. Katya Assaf, Dr. Guy Pessach and Dr. Michal Shur-Ofry. In addition to an ongoing IP workshop, the forum hosts visiting professors in the area of IP and collaborates with other bodies and research centers dedicated to the area of IP.

Visiting professors in recent years included: Professor Martin Adelman (George Washington University); Professor Jane Ginsburg (Columbia University); Professor Katherine Strandburg (NYU); Professor Barton Beebe (NYU) and Sir Robin Jacob (UCL).

The forum also spearheads an annual advanced IP research seminar in collaboration with WIPO – the World Intellectual Property Organization which brings together research students and professors from a variety of universities including: The Max-Planck Institute (MPI) for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich; VU University of Amsterdam; the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Munich; the School of Law, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg; the Department of Commercial Law, HANKEN School of Economics, Helsinki; the Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program, Michigan State University; the School of Law, University of Geneva; the Stanford Law School (SLS), Stanford University, California; University of Connecticut, Hartford.

For further information and inquires please contact: Dr. Guy Pessach at