Curriculum Vitae

Jeremy N. Sheff

St. John’s University School of Law, 8000 Utopia Parkway Queens, NY 11439 jeremysheff@gmail.com



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ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

  • St. John’s University School of Law
    • Professor of Law; Founding Director, Intellectual Property Law Center, September 2014 – Present
    • Associate Professor of Law, September 2011 – August 2014
    • Assistant Professor of Law, July 2008 – August 2011
  • Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University, Visiting Professor of Law, Spring 2017, Spring 2019
  • Institute of Intellectual Property (Tokyo, Japan), Invited Overseas Researcher, 2016
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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Articles and Essays:

Book Chapters:

Other:

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WORKS IN PROGRESS

Books:

  • Valuing Progress: A Pluralist Approach to Knowledge Governance (under contract, Cambridge University Press).

Articles:

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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Property
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law
  • Trademarks and Unfair Competition
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Intellectual Property Law Colloquium
  • First Amendment: Freedom of Expression
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SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES

  • Reverse Confusion and the Justification for Trademark Protection, New York City Intellectual Property Law and Philosophy Workshop (St. John’s University, May 6, 2022) (conference organizer).
  • Reverse Confusion and the Justification for Trademark Protection, 12th Annual Tri-State Region IP Workshop (NYU School of Law, Jan. 14, 2022).
  • Valuing Progress: Reciprocity, M3 Intellectual Property Scholars Workshop (Florida State University/Oklahoma University/University of Miami, Dec. 3, 2021).
  • Valuing Progress: Reciprocity, New York City Intellectual Property Law and Philosophy Workshop (St. John’s University, Dec. 2, 2021) (conference organizer).
  • The Canada Trademarks Dataset, Intellectual Property Colloquium (Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Sept. 30, 2021).
  • Challenging Offensive Trademarks, Panel Moderator (St. John’s University School of Law, Feb. 25, 2021).
  • Jefferson’s Taper, 9th Annual Patent Law Conference (“PatCon”) (Kansas University Law School, April 6, 2019).
  • University Brands as Geographical Indications, Mellon Sawyer Seminar: Academic Brands (UC Davis School of Law, March 22, 2019).
  •  Jefferson’s Taper, 9th Annual Tri-State Intellectual Property Workshop (NYU School of Law, January 19, 2019).
  • The Use (and Abuse) of Trademarks in Art: Referential Uses, Lazy Art, and Cultural Salience, AALS Annual Meeting Art Law Section Panel (January 5, 2019).
  • Panelist, Term, Breadth, and Waivability, Owning Personality: The Expanding Right of Publicity (Kernochan Center, Columbia Law School, October 19, 2018).
  • Jefferson’s Taper, 18th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (UC Berkeley School of Law, August 9, 2018).
  • Commentator, A Likelihood Story: The Theory of Legal Fact-Finding by Sean P. Sullivan, Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum (Harvard Law School, June 13, 2018).
  • Clutter on the Trademark Register: A Natural Experiment, Roundtable on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property (Northwestern University School of Law, May 5, 2018).
  • Moderator & Organizer, Right of Publicity Roundtable, St. John’s Intellectual Property Law Center (St. John’s University School of Law & NYSBA EASL Section, December 8, 2018).
  • Valuing Progress, University of Pennsylvania Center for Technology, Innovation, & Competition Workshop (University of Pennsylvania, November 16, 2017).
  • A Heap of IP: On the Essential Indeterminacy of IP Rights, 17th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (Cardozo Law School, August 10, 2017).
  • Valuing Progress, 2017 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property (WIPIP) Colloquium (Boston University School of Law, February 10, 2017).
  • Babylonian Exile: Remarks on the Executive Order of January 27, 2017 (Cardozo Law School, January 30, 2017).
  • Valuing Progress, Seventh Annual Tri-State Region IP Workshop (NYU School of Law, January 13, 2017).
  • The Japan Trademarks Dataset: A First Analysis (Institute of Intellectual Property, Tokyo, Japan, August 3, 2016).
  • Values, Questions, and Methods in Intellectual Property, Symposium Organizer and Moderator (St. John’s Intellectual Property Law Center/St. John’s Law Review, April 22, 2016).
  • Progress for Future Persons, Works-in-Progress in Intellectual Property Colloquium (WIP/IP) (University of Washington School of Law, February 20, 2016).
  • Inclulsionary and Exclusionary Definitions in Intellectual Property (presentation of Legal Sets), 15th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (DePaul University School of Law, August 7, 2015).
  • Who Should Pay for Progress?, Loyola IP Theory Colloquium (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles), February 23, 2015.
  • Conference Organizer, Moderator: Law For Intelligent Machines (St. John’s Intellectual Property Law Center), November 7, 2014.
  • Who Should Pay for Progress?, Opening Plenary Presentation, 14th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (UC Berkeley School of Law), August 7, 2014.
  • Dilution at the Patent and Trademark Office, Inaugural Scholarship Symposium, ABA Intellectual Property Law Section Spring Meeting (Alexandria, Va.), April 2, 2014.
  • Dilution at the Patent and Trademark Office, Michigan Intellectual Property Colloquium (University of Michigan School of Law), February 19, 2014.
  • Dilution, Trade Mark Theory and Consumer Interests, The Consumer in Trade Mark Law (University of Sydney), August 19, 2013.
  • Dilution at the Patent and Trademark Office, 13th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (Cardozo Law School), August 8, 2013.
  • Self-Replicating Technologies, Third Annual Tri-State Region IP Workshop (NYU Law School), January 11, 2013.
  • Marks, Morals, and Markets, Intellectual Property Scholarship Seminar (UC Berkeley School of Law), September 24, 2012.
  • Veblen Brands, Charting the New Frontiers of Intellectual Property Protection of Luxury Goods (University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law), June 15, 2012.
  • Marks, Morals, and Markets, 2nd Annual Tri-State Region Intellectual Property Workshop (Fordham Law School), January 13, 2012.
  • Brand Renegades, IP Innovations Speaker Series (University of Washington School of Law), November 14, 2011.
  • Marks, Morals, and Markets, 11th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (DePaul University School of Law), August 11, 2011.
  • Veblen Brands and Invisible Hands in the Market for Social Expression, Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum (Stanford Law School), June 25, 2011.
  • Veblen Brands and Invisible Hands: How Trademark Law Creates a Market for Suppressed Speech, First Annual Tri-State Region Intellectual Property Workshop (Fordham Law School), January 14, 2011.
  • Veblen Brands and Invisible Hands: How Trademark Law Creates a Market for Suppressed Speech, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (UC Berkeley School of Law), August 12, 2010.
  • Search Costs and Brand Equity in Trademark Law, 9th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (Cardozo School of Law), August 6, 2009.
  • Search Costs and Brand Equity in Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable (Drake Law School), February 27, 2009.
  • Knowledge, Affect, and Repetition in Public Debate: The Myth of the Level Playing Field, NYC Junior Faculty Colloquium (Fordham Law School), October 31, 2008.
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MEDIA APPEARANCES

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OTHER WRITINGS

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OTHER ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Founder & Admin, Lawprofs Mastodon Instance
  • Peer Reviewer:
    • Cambridge University Press
    • Harvard Law Review
    • Yale Law Journal
    • Stanford Law Review
    • Columbia Law Review
    • European Journal of Law and Economics
  • AALS Intellectual Property Law Section Board Member, 2015-16
    • Trademark Litigation Committee
    • Trademark Legislation Committee
    • Lanham Act Section 2(a) Task Force     
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OTHER PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES

  • Discussant: Abandonment of Trademark Rights, Trademark Scholars Roundtable (Oxford University, Jun 25, 2022).
  • Discussant: Trademark Law and Consumer Expectations: The Current Framework, Trademark Scholars Roundtable (Stanford Law School, February 28, 2020).
  • Commentator: Amy Kapczynski & Christopher Morten, The Big Data Regulator, Rebooted:  Why and How the FDA Can and Should Disclose Confidential Data on Prescription Drugs, Tenth Annual NYU Tri-State Region IP Workshop (NYU Law School, January 10, 2020).
  • Brand Renegades, IP Scholarship Redux Conference (University of New Hampshire School of Law, April 6, 2018).
  • Discussant: The Distinction Between Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, Trademark Scholars Roundtable (Notre Dame University—Chicago Campus, April 13-14, 2018)
  • Moderator, Right of Publicity Symposium, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal (Cardozo Law School, February 22, 2018)
  • Valuing Progress, Cardozo Law School Faculty Workshop (Cardozo Law School, January 31, 2018).
  • Valuing Progress, Hofstra IP Colloquium (Hofstra Law School, November 21, 2016).
  • A Refresher on Basic Property Law Concepts for Foreclosure Defense Practitioners, (Empire Justice Center, May 25, 2016).
  • Invited Discussant, Philosophy of Intellectual Property (George Mason University School of Law, May 19-20, 2016).
  • Panelist, Intellectual Property and Public Values, Tenth Law and Information Society Symposium (Fordham Law School, May 13, 2016).
  • Basic Property Law Refresher for Foreclosure Prevention Advocates (Legal Services NYC, February 29, 2016).
  • Panelist, Native Advertising, Symposium: New Impressions on Advertising Law (Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, February 26, 2016).
  • Commentator: Irina Manta, Branded, 5th Annual Tri-State Region IP Workshop (New York University School of Law, January 15, 2016).
  • The Ragged Edge of the Lanham Act, Fordham IP Conference (University of Cambridge/Fordham Law School), April 9, 2015.
  • The Ragged Edge of the Lanham Act, 12th Annual Works-In-Progress in Intellectual Property (WIP/IP) Colloquium (U.S. Patent & Trademark Office/George Washington University School of Law), February 6, 2015.
  • Invited Commentator, Workshop on Intellectual Property and Competition (World Intellectual Property Organization, New York City Office), December 10, 2014.
  • Panel Moderator, Trademark Dilution, Empirical IP Research Conference (NYU Law School), October 24, 2014.
  • Dilution at the Patent and Trademark Office,Fordham IP Conference (Fordham Law School), April 25, 2014.
  • Panelist, Opposition Practice Before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board,Fordham IP Conference (Fordham Law School), April 25, 2014.
  • Discussant, Trademark Scholars Roundtable (University of Texas School of Law), February 28-March1, 2014.
  • Commentator, Texas Law Review 2014 Symposium: Steps Toward Evidence-Based IP (University of Texas School of Law), January 24, 2014.
  • Dilution at the Patent and Trademark Office, 4th Annual Tri-State Region IP Workshop (NYU Law School), January 10, 2014.
  • Presenter and Commentator, Living Together in One Civilized World: How Luxury Companies and Consumers Can Fulfill Their Ethical Responsibilities to the Poor, by Haochen Sun, 13th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (Cardozo Law School), August 9, 2013.
  • Table Topic Moderator, Is There a Duty to Police?  Advising Clients on Enforcement Strategies, INTA Annual Meeting (International Trademark Association), May 8, 2013.
  • Commentator, Scholarship Symposium, INTA Annual Meeting Academic Day (International Trademark Association), May 6, 2013.
  • Self-Replicating Technologies, Chicago IP Colloquium (Loyola of Chicago School of Law/Chicago-Kent College of Law), April 23, 2013.
  • Discussant, Registration: Research Directions, Fifth Annual Trademark Scholars Roundtable (Indiana University Maurer School of Law), April 13, 2013.
  • Already v. Nike and Trademark Enforcement Strategy, Fordham IP Conference (Fordham Law School), April 5, 2013.
  • Moderator, EU and US Design Law, Including a Discussion of Apple v. Samsung, Fordham IP Conference (Fordham Law School), April 5, 2013.
  • Disclosure as Distribution, Symposium: The Crisis of Mandated Disclosure (University of Washington School of Law), February 28, 2013.
  • Discussant, Trademark and Marketing Roundtable (Notre Dame Law School), February 22, 2013.
  • Marks, Morals, and Markets, Faculty Colloquium (Brooklyn Law School), November 26, 2012.
  • Marks, Morals, and Markets, Faculty Colloquium (Temple University Beasley School of Law), September 12, 2012.
  • Selling Information, 12th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (Stanford Law School), August 10, 2012.
  • Discussant, Trademark Scholars Roundtable (DePaul University School of Law), April 20-21, 2012.
  • Panel Moderator, U.S. Trademark Law: Where Has it Been?, Fordham IP Institute 20th Annual Conference (Fordham Law School), April 13, 2012.
  • Replication, Integration, Dedication, Works-In-Progress in Intellectual Property (WIP/IP) Colloquium (University of Houston School of Law), February 11, 2012.
  • Fear and Loathing in Trademark Enforcement, Symposium Panel Contribution: IP Bullying or Proactive Enforcement?, hosted by the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal (Fordham Law School), November 11, 2011.
  • Brand Renegades, Intellectual Property Academic Conference (Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, University of New Hampshire School of Law), September 30, 2011.
  • Veblen Brands and Invisible Hands: How Trademark Law Creates a Market for Suppressed Speech, Works-In-Progress in Intellectual Property Colloquium (Boston University School of Law), February 11, 2011.
  • Post-Sale Confusion in Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, January 25, 2011
  • The Ethics of Unbranding, Symposium Panel Contribution: Is Silence Golden?  Ethics and Intellectual Property Law, hosted by the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal (Fordham Law School), November 5, 2010.
  • Bilski v. Kappos and the Future of Business Method Patents, Intellectual Property Law Society Brown-Bag Series (St. John’s University School of Law), November 1, 2010.
  • Veblen Brands and Invisible Hands: How Trademark Law Creates a Market for Suppressed Speech, Junior Faculty Colloquium (Touro Law Center), October 27, 2010.
  • Search Costs and Brand Equity in Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law Colloquium (Brooklyn Law School), April 7, 2010.
  • The Residential Landlord’s Duty to Mitigate in New York, Symposium Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Ronald H. Brown’s Graduation from St. John’s School of Law (St. John’s University School of Law), November 13, 2009.
  • Introduction & Panel Moderator, “Knocked Off:”A Discussion About the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (HR 2196) and the Intellectual Property Issues Facing the American Fashion Design Industry (St. John’s University School of Law), September 23, 2009.
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AWARDS

  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship, 2013-14, St. John’s University School of Law
  • Best New Professor, 2008-2009, St. John’s University School of Law (Student Bar Association Award)
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EDUCATION

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D., cum laude, 2002
    • Harvard Law Review
      • Editor at Large, v. 114
      • Symposium Chair, v. 115 (Law, Knowledge, and the Academy, 115 Harv. L. Rev. 1277 (2002))
  • Columbia University, New York, NY
    • B.A., summa cum laude, Comparative Literature, 1999
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • John Jay National Scholar
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JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP

  • Hon. Charles P. Sifton, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District Of New York, 2002-2003.
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PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, NY
    • Litigation Associate, Sept. 2003 – July 2008
    • Summer Associate, Litigation Department, Summer 2001
  • Office of the District Attorney, New York County     
    • Law Intern, Special Investigations Bureau, Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Summer 2000
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BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State of New York, May 2003
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, June 2004
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