Sarah Burstein

Professor of Law; Academic Co-Director, Suffolk Law IP Center

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Biography

Sarah Burstein is a Professor of Law at the Suffolk Law School. Professor Burstein’s research focuses on the intersection between art, design, and intellectual property law. She is an internationally-recognized expert in design patent law.

Prior to becoming a law professor, Professor Burstein worked as an intellectual property litigation associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Pratt in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Education

  • JD, University of Chicago
  • B.A. (Art & Design), Iowa State University

Publications

Articles

  • The Truth About Design Patents, 71 AM. U. L. REV. 1221 (2022) (with Saurabh Vishnubhakat).
  • Whole Designs, 92 COLO. L. REV. 181 (2021).
  • The “Article of Manufacture” Today, 31 HARV. J.L. & TECH. 781 (2018).
  • The “Article of Manufacture” in 1887, 32 BERKELEY TECH. L.J. 1 (2017).
  • Costly Designs, 77 OHIO ST. L.J. 107 (2016).
  • The Patented Design, 83 TENN. L. REV. 161 (2015).

Media

  • Professor Burstein has been quoted in news outlets including THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (ALL THINGS CONSIDERED), REUTERS NEWS, WIRED.COM, FORBES.COM, TIME.COM, CO.DESIGN (FAST COMPANY), CURBED, 99U.COM, LAW360, BLOOMBERG LAW & THE FASHION LAW
  • PATENT LAW: AN OPEN-ACCESS CASEBOOK (with Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec & Andres Sawicki), (2021).
  • One Day on Designs (with Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec & Andres Sawicki) (2021).
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Courses Taught

Civil Procedure
Patents
Design Law 

Curriculum Vitae

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