Jeanne C. Fromer
Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Office: Room 435
Office Hours: By Appointment
Associate Professor Jeanne Fromer teaches in the areas of intellectual property and contracts. She specializes in intellectual property and information law, with particular emphasis on unified theories of patent and copyright law.
In 2011, Professor Fromer was awarded the American Law Institute's inaugural Young Scholars Medal for her scholarship in intellectual property. Her work has also been selected for presentation twice (in 2009 and 2011) at the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum and for inclusion twice (in 2009 and 2012) in West/Thomson's annual Intellectual Property Law Review.
During the 2012 calendar year, Professor Fromer will be a visiting professor at the New York University School of Law. For the spring 2013 semester, she will be a visiting professor at Harvard Law School.
Before coming to Fordham, Professor Fromer served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also worked at Hale and Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale) in the area of intellectual property. In addition, she was an Alexander Fellow with the New York University School of Law and a Resident Fellow with Yale Law School’s Information Society Project.
Professor Fromer earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in Computer Science from Barnard College, Columbia University. She received her S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for research work in artificial intelligence and computational linguistics and worked at AT&T (Bell) Laboratories in those same areas. As a graduate student, Professor Fromer was both a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and an AT&T Laboratories Graduate Research Fellow. Professor Fromer received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, serving as Articles and Commentaries Editor of the Harvard Law Review and as Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.
PublicationsLaw Review Publications
- Expressive Incentives in Intellectual Property, 98 Virginia Law Review (forthcoming 2012)
- The Intellectual Property Clause's External Limitations, 61 Duke Law Journal 1329 (2012)
- Patentography, 85 NYU Law Review 1444 (2010)
- A Psychology of Intellectual Property, 104 Northwestern University Law Review 1441 (2010)
- Claiming Intellectual Property, 76 University of Chicago Law Review 719 (2009)
- Patent Disclosure, 94 Iowa Law Review 539 (2009)
- The Layers of Obviousness in Patent Law, 22 Harvard Journal of Law & Technology 75 (2008) (reprinted in Intellectual Property Law Review, 2009 (Thomson/West) (judging this article to be one of the best intellectual property law articles of 2008))
- An Exercise in Line-Drawing: Deriving and Measuring Fairness in Redistricting, 93 Georgetown Law Journal 1547 (2005)
- Note, Looking to Statutory Intertext: Toward the Use of the Rabbinic Biblical Interpretive Stance in American Statutory Interpretation, 115 Harvard Law Review 1456 (2002)
- The Supreme Court, 2000 Term—Leading Cases, 115 Harvard Law Review 528 (2001) (comment on Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 121 S. Ct. 675 (2001))
- Constitutional Law—Free Speech Clause—Sixth Circuit Classifies Computer Source Code as Protected Speech—Junger v. Daley, 209 F.3d 481 (6th Cir. 2000), 114 Harvard Law Review 1813 (2001) (case comment)
- A Legal Tangle of Secrets and Disclosures in Trade, in Intellectual Property at the Edge: The Contested Contours of IP (Rochelle C. Dreyfuss & Jane C. Ginsburg eds., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2013)
- The Intellectual Property Clause's Preemptive Effect, in Intellectual Property and the Common Law (Shyamkrishna Balganesh ed., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2012)
- Trade Secrecy in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, in The Law and Theory of Trade Secrecy: A Handbook of Contemporary Research 3 (Rochelle C. Dreyfuss & Katherine J. Strandburg eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011)
Invited Symposium Contributions
- The Role of Creativity in Trademark Law, 86 Notre Dame Law Review 1885 (2011) (to be reprinted in Intellectual Property Law Review, 2012 (Thomson/West) (judging this article to be one of the best intellectual property law articles of 2011))
- District Courts as Patent Laboratories, 1 University of California Irvine Law Review 307 (2011) (review of Dan L. Burk & Mark A. Lemley, The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It (2009))
- The Compatibility of Patent Law and the Internet, 78 Fordham Law Review 2783 (2010) (review of David G. Post, In Search of Jefferson's Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace (2009), and Jonathan Zittrain, The Future of the Internet--And How To Stop It (2008))
Computer Science Publications
- Learning Optimal Discourse Strategies: A Case Study for a Spoken Dialogue Agent for Email, Association for Computational Linguistics 1998 (with Marilyn Walker and Shri Narayanan)
- What Can I Say?: Evaluating a Spoken Language Interface to Email, Conference on Human Computer Interaction 1998 (with Marilyn Walker, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, Craig Mestel, and Donald Hindle)
- Evaluating Competing Agent Strategies for a Voice Email Agent, Eurospeech 1997(with Marilyn Walker,Donald Hindle,Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, and Craig Mestel)
- Negotiation for Automated Generation of Temporal Multimedia Presentations, Association for Computing Machinery Multimedia 1996 (with Mukesh Dalal, Steven Feiner, Kathleen McKeown, Shimei Pan, Michelle Zhou, Tobias Hollerer, James Shaw, and Yong Feng)
- Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A., summa cum laude, Computer Science