Fordham Law


Hugh Hansen Named One of the Most Influential People in Intellectual Property

July 18, 2013

Fordham Law Professor Hugh Hansen has been named one of the top 50 most influential people in intellectual property by Managing IP. The list comprises leading academics, judges, policy makers, legal professionals, and celebrities including actress Angelina Jolie and football player Tim Tebow.

Hansen directs Fordham’s IP Institute and is founder and director of the Fordham Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law and Policy. The magazine describes Hansen as “the ringmaster who pulls together one of the IP world’s must-attend events. The faculty for the annual conference…is testament to the strength of his contacts and the breadth of his interests.”

This is the second time Hansen has been named to the magazine’s list; he was first recognized in 2010 when he was characterized as an “IP Provocateur.” He 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. His blog, "One Thing after Another," will launch July 29.

Follow him on Twitter at @hughchansen.