Christopher Jon Sprigman
Christopher Jon Sprigman

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

Future Tense
June 21 2016 12:56 PMThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s IP MythThe group wants developing countries to accept strict intellectual property rules that may harm them. Here’s why its arguments don’t work.
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.
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.