Christopher Jon Sprigman
Christopher Jon Sprigman

Christopher Jon Sprigman is a professor at the New York University School of Law and co-director of the NYU Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy. He is a co-author of The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation.

Jurisprudence
March 12 2015 12:27 PMSquelching CreativityWhat the “Blurred Lines” team copied is either not original or not relevant.
History of Innovation
May 12 2014 10:00 AMScales of JusticeHow a terrible Supreme Court decision about player pianos made the cover song what it is today.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 26 2012 4:30 AMCan Restoration Hardware Legally Knock Off the Navy Chair?Actually, the big retailer’s cheap imitation is the best thing to ever happen to the original.
Science
Sept. 23 2014 4:33 PMWho Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space?An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 12 2013 3:24 PMBeauty and the BeastiesGoldieBlox should win its court case against the Beastie Boys—and it will, even if it loses.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 11 2011 5:21 PMFirst Do No HarmWhy judges should butt out of the fight over health care reform.