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By Lesley Dingle and Daniel Bates

Professor Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss

Biography

  • 1947: Born Brooklyn, (suburb of New York City)
  • 1965-68: Wellesley College Mass BA Chemistry
  • 1968-70: Research and Teaching Assistant, College of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, MS
  • 1971-73: Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University
  • 1974-75: Research Associate (part time), Department of Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
  • 1975-78: Associate Scientist, Department of Drug Metabolism, Ciba-Geigy Corporation
  • 1978-81: Columbia Law School, LLB
  • 1981-82: Law Clerk to Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg, US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • 1982-83: Law Clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, US Supreme Court
  • 1983-present: New York University School of Law
  • 1988-present: Pauline Newman Professor NYUSL
  • 1991: Visiting Professor, University of Chicago School of Law
  • 1996-present: Director Engelberg Centre on Innovative Law & Policy
  • 1997: Visiting Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law, Summer Institute
  • 1998: Visitor, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Munich
  • 2000: Instructor, IRS/NYU Continuing Legal Education Program, Selected Issues in the Substantive Law and Federal Income Tax Treatment of Intangible Property
  • 2001: Visiting Professor of Law, Harry M. Cross University of Washington School of Law
  • 2009: Yong Shook Lin Visiting Professor of Intellectual Property Law, National University of Singapore
  • 2010: Thomas Christensen Fellow, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University
  • 2019-20: Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor in Legal Science, Cambridge University

Other positions

  • Adviser, American Law Institute, Restatement, Third, Conflict of Laws of the United States (2015-present)
  • Research Fellow, Oxford Intellectual Property Research Center (2011-present)
  • Member, International Law Association, Committee on Intellectual Property and Private International Law (2011-present)
  • Editorial Board, The Journal of World Intellectual Property (2007-present)
  • Member, National Academies of Sciences, Committee on Science, Technology and Law (2006-2014)
  • Advisory Board, Bureau of National Affairs, United States Patent Quarterly (1988-present)
  • Member, National Institute of Health Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society (2007-2010)
  • Member, National Academies of Sciences, Committee on Intellectual Property in Genomic and Protein Research and Innovation (2004-2006)
  • Member, National Academies of Sciences, Committee on Intellectual Property in the Knowledge-Based Economy (2002-2004)
  • Co-Reporter, American Law Institute, Project on Intellectual Property: Principles Governing
  • Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes (2001-2008)
  • Member, Consultative Group, American Law Institute, International Jurisdiction and Judgments Project (2001-2006)
  • Consultant, Federal Trade Commission (2001-2004)
  • Chair, Executive Committee, Section on Intellectual Property of the American Association of Law Schools (1996-1997)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Section on Intellectual Property of the American Association of Law Schools (1995-1998)
  • Member, Consultative Group, American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law of Unfair Competition (1993)
  • Member, Committee on Patent Law, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1992-1998)
  • Member, Committee on Patent Law, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1988-1991)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Section on Intellectual Property of the American Association of Law Schools (1986-1987)
  • Member, Committee on Science and Law, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1985-1988)