I am excited to introduce you to a new podcast series hosted by Intellectual Property partner Irena Royzman, of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. The Conversations with Women in IP podcast series features judges and leaders in law and business discussing their most memorable cases, career highlights and personal stories.
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The first four guests include:
- Judge Shira A. Scheindlin — Served as a district judge for New York’s Southern District for 22 years. She has presided over dozens of intellectual property cases and was part of the Southern District’s patent pilot program. But she is best known for her rulings that have changed the lives of New Yorkers, including her landmark ruling on stop-and-frisk. Judge Scheindlin, who had Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a mentor, has been involved in gender equality issues for decades and continues to be an outspoken advocate on gender disparity in big law. Judge Scheindlin is now a mediator and arbitrator and devotes her time to many good works.
- Judge Sue L. Robinson — Served on the district court of Delaware from 1991 to 2017. Judge Robinson has presided over more than 100 patent trials, more than 1,500 cases and has issued thousands of patent opinions. Judge Robinson now practices patent law as a mediator, arbitrator and trial consultant at Farnan LP with her colleague on the district court of many years, Judge Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. They discuss how Judge Robinson was involved in turning Delaware into one of the most important venues for patent litigation and the challenges she faced.
- Berkeley Law Professor Molly Shaffer Van Houweling — Professor of patent law and intellectual property and associate dean at Berkeley Law, with a focus on copyright law. She’s also an American competitive cyclist who has won numerous championships and set a world record. Professor Van Houweling discusses clerking for Judge Boudin on the First Circuit, Justice Souter on the Supreme Court as well as women in IP in academics.
- Dr. Barbara Ruskin — An eminent RNA researcher, IP lawyer, and now the general counsel and chief patent officer of Silence Therapeutics, an RNA therapeutics company. Dr. Ruskin shares stories from her career in science and law, the excitement and potential of RNA medicines, and the challenges that women in IP and the industry face.