Fordham Law

Professor Hugh Hansen Named Among World's Most Influential People in IP

September 16, 2010

Fordham Law Professor Hugh Hansen has been named one of the world's 50 most influential people in intellectual property by Managing IP magazine. Hansen joins an international Fordham Law Professor Hugh Hansengroup of politicians, heads of IP government agencies, attorneys, and business professionals "that is transforming the IP industry," according to the magazine.

Hansen directs Fordham's IP Institute and is founder and director of the Fordham Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law and Policy. The magazine deems Hansen an "IP provocateur" and describes the IP conference as “one of the key events in the IP calendar.” 

"[I]ts thought-provoking mix of topical discussion and big-picture strategy attract[s] some of the most important opinion formers in the IP world. Much of its success can be attributed to Hugh Hansen, professor of law at Fordham and authority in many areas of IP, who with his dry, witty and direct approach seems never to be afraid to ask anyone anything."

Hansen has taught copyright, trademark, advanced copyright, EU intellectual property, and U.S. constitutional law at Fordham Law since 1978. He is a frequent speaker on intellectual property law in the United States, Europe, and Asia and has served numerous times as a consultant or expert witness in IP cases.  He is the author of one book on IP law and editor of nine others. He received his J.D. from Georgetown and an LL.M. from Yale.

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