Janet Freilich

Fordham Law Professor Janet Freilich

Associate Professor of Law

Telephone: 212-636-6824
Email: jfreilich1@fordham.edu
Office: 8-120

Faculty Assistant: Larry Bridgett
Email: lbridgett@law.fordham.edu

Research and Teaching Areas

Patent Law; Intellectual Property; Civil Procedure

Bio

Professor Freilich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where she was a member of the Board of Student Advisors and the Journal of Law and Technology and was a student fellow with the John M. Olin Center for Law and Economics. Most recently, she served as Harvard Law's inaugural postdoctoral fellow in private law and intellectual property with the Program on the Foundations of Private Law. In 2010 she won the Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize and the Irving Oberman Memorial Award in Intellectual Property in 2012 for her writing in patent law. Her research is in patent law, with a focus on the life sciences. She has published in the Iowa Law Review, the SMU Law Review, the Stanford Technology Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. Prior to entering academia, she practiced at Covington & Burling LLP as a patent litigator and prosecutor. She graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology.  


Selected Publication

  • Towards Patent Standardization (May 27, 2016). Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Forthcoming; University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-26. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2785887
  • Patent Infringement in the Context of Follow-On Biologics (2012). 16 STAN. TECH. L. REV. 9 (2012) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2662133
  • The Uninformed Topography of Patent Scope (May 27, 2015). 19 Stanford Technology Law Review 150 (2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2785886
  • The Paradox of Legal Equivalents and Scientific Equivalence: Reconciling Patent Law's Doctrine of Equivalents with the FDA's Bioequivalence Requirement (2013). 66 S.M.U. L. Rev. 59 (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2616428