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Dr. John E. Tsavaris, II
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023


  • First-Year Legal Writing, Fordham University School of Law, 1991-2009
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Graduate Intellectual Property Program at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Faculty of both the Practising Law Institute and the Patent Resources Group


  • Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon, 1987-present
  • Naval Intelligence Officer, Joint Chief of Staff and Joint Intelligence Task Force for Combating Terrorism of the Defense Intelligence Agency, 1977-1987


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1987
         Managing Editor, Fordham Law Review
         Editor-in-Chief, Fordham Environmental Law Journal
         Member, Environmental Law Journal
  • Columbia University, Ph.D. 1981 (Marine Biology)
  • Queens College, M.S. 1977 (Marine Biology)
  • Pace University, B.S. 1973


  • "Advanced Claim Drafting and Patent Prosecution" (co-author)


  • New York State Bar Association Distriguished Service Award
  • Advisory Committee, Fordham Intellectual Property Law Journal
  • Professor Emeritus of the Science and Mathematics Department of Columbia University
  • Okeanos Ocean Research Foundation
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Commander in the United States Navy