Katherine Strandburg

Katherine Strandburg

Scholar Title: Alfred B. Engelberg Professor of Law

Department: School of Law

Colleges / Universities: New York University


40 Washington Square South, 430K
New York, NY 10012

Phone Number: (212) 998-6269

Email: katherine.strandburg@nyu.edu

Katherine Strandburg is the Alfred B. Engelberg Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. Her research considers the implications of user and collaborative innovation for patent law and of “big data” for privacy law. An expert in patent law, innovation policy, and information privacy law, Professor Strandburg is particularly interested in understanding how the law in these areas might accommodate and reflect the importance of collaborative and emergent collective behavior.

Professor Strandburg is an experienced litigator, is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and recently has authored several amicus briefs to the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals dealing with patent law issues. She is past Chair of the AALS Section on Intellectual Property. Prior to coming to NYU, Professor Strandburg was Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law. She has been a visiting professor at NYU, Fordham, and Illinois law schools. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Prior to her legal career, Professor Strandburg was a research physicist at Argonne National Laboratory, having received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1984 and conducted postdoctoral research at Carnegie Mellon. She was a visiting faculty member of the physics department at Northwestern University from 1990-1992.


J.D. University of Chicago, 1995

Ph.D. Cornell University, 1984

B.S. Stanford University, 1979