Meet #LSR Jason Singer!


Jason Allan Singer is a third-year evening division student at New York Law SchoolPrior to attending law school, Jason graduated magna cum laude from the University at Albany with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Financial Analyst Program. Through his past collegiate experiences coupled with his current legal education and extensive work experience in the music and entertainment industries, Jason has co-founded an independent asset management company that specializes in commercial talent management, brand integration, international outreach, and music licensing, production and recording. Additionally, in the Fall 2015, Jason plans on releasing a comprehensive social media platform.

At New York Law School, Jason is an active member of both the Institute for Information Law and Policy and the Justice Action Center. Jason joined these centers to continue his legal interests in intellectual property law and how it interacts with technology and social media in today’s society. As a research assistant, Jason has performed legal research on entertainment, criminal, corporate, and employment law matters, with a focus on social media reform, regulatory infractions, cybercrime, and copyright and trademark issues. Jason is also actively involved in the Student Bar Association, currently serving as Vice President for the Evening Division.

When Jason’s not entrenched in a project or potential opportunity, he enjoys spending time with friends, catching up on TV shows, traveling, and attending live music concert events.



Favorite ABA IPL Committee: Law Student Action Group

"Most Looking Forward to" CLE Program: Where Are We and Where Are We Headed? US Copyright in Review

Favorite IP cases: 

  • Carious v. Prince, 134 S.Ct. 618 (2013)
  • MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd., 545 U.S. 913 (2005)
  • Parks v. LaFace Recoreds, 329 F.3d 437 (2003)
  • Feist. v. Rural, 499 U.S. 340 (1991)

Meet #LSR Wesley Paisley!


Wesley Paisley is a rising 3L at New York Law School in New York City. He is interested in all things regarding Intellectual Property, White-Collar Prosecution, Digital Media Policy, Video games, and Consumer Protection. He likes to explore the legal underpinnings behind the veil of arguments. Furthermore, he loves to explore and follow current legal trends.

Wesley received his Masters in Science from Polytechnic University in Integrated Digital Media. He used his degree to explore all types of media and how they interact with the world. He is a front-end developer and designer by day and legal student at night. Wesley hopes to able to mix these dynamic skills to help small and large businesses navigate through complexity of local and international regulations.

However, all work and no play makes Wesley a dull person. Thankfully, Wesley volunteers at different organizations that help a range of people from different backgrounds, including volunteering at a Meatloaf kitchen in the lower east side, following events from Black Girls Code, and helping out at Sunday school.




Favorite ABAIPL Committee: Copyright and New Technologies Committee

"Most Looking Forward to" CLE Program: Do Domains Really Matter?: An Examination of the Business and Legal Issues Related to the Domain Market

Favorite IP Case: Universal City Studios, Inc., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., Nintendo of America, Inc., Defendants-Appellees., 797 F.2d 70 (2nd Cir. 1986) OR the district ct. trial: Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Nintendo Co. Ltd., 615 F. Supp. 838, 841 aff’d, 797 F.2d 70 (2d Cir. 1986) and opinion clarified, 726 F. Supp. 928 (S.D.N.Y. 1985)

Meet #LSR Conor Flynn!


Conor Flynn is a third-year law student at SUNY Buffalo Law School in Buffalo, NY. Conor is currently in the second half of a split summer. The first half of his summer was spent at the Rochester office of LeClairRyan, P.C., working on biotechnology-related patent matters. Currently, he is working as a Law Clerk at the Buffalo office of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., on business litigation matters.

At SUNY Buffalo Law, Conor is the Executive Articles Editor for the Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal, and served as team leader for a startup company that won over $50,000 and first place at a regional Technology Entrepreneurship Competition. He hopes to practice law with a focus on patents, innovation, and startup businesses following graduation.

In addition to volunteering with the Buffalo chapter of Irish Network USA, Conor enjoys spending his free time going to Buffalo Bills games as a season ticket holder, waiting for next year as a Buffalo Sabres fan, and enjoying the beautiful city of Buffalo. Conor received his B.S. in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, where he played football at the NCAA Division III level.



Favorite ABA-IPL Committee: Patents in the Chemical and Life Sciences

"Most Looking Forward To" CLE Program: Building Sustainable Industry/University Research Collaborations: Negotiating Patent Provisions of Research Agreements

Favorite IP case: Hotel Security Checking Co. v. Lorrain Co.

Meet #LSR Jodie Gurry!


Jodie Gurry is a 3L at Suffolk University Law School and a lifelong resident of Massachusetts.  She grew up in the quaint, one-horse town of Townsend, upsized to the slightly-more-urban Andover for college, until eventually moving to Boston to pursue law school.  She is an active member of Suffolk’s Intellectual Property Law Student Association, Women’s Law Student Association, as well as the Frankfurter chapter of Phi Alpha Delta and the Suffolk Ski & Snowboard Club.  To complete her IP concentration, she is currently writing a thesis paper on copyright law’s effect on cloud computing.

Prior to law school, Jodie attended Merrimack College (Go Warriors!), earning a B.S. in Marketing with a minor in European History.  At Merrimack, she served as the Vice President of her fraternity, Theta Phi Alpha, and president of both Merrimack’s chapter of Order of Omega and the Jazz Ensemble (jazz flute, anyone?).  She also worked as a writing tutor at the famed Merrimack College Writing Center, which she represented as a speaker at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing.

When she’s not toiling away at the library or trying to come to terms with SCOTUS’s Aereo decision, Jodie is probably cooking, binge watching Netflix, reading a strangely long series of novels, skiing, or dreaming of skiing.



Favorite ABA-IPL Committee: Software & Cloud Computing

"Most Looking Forward to" CLE Program: Ethics of Engaging in Cloud Computing and Social Media

Favorite IP Case: American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. (the inspiration for her thesis paper!)

Meet #LSR Lydea Irwin!


Lydea Irwin is a third year JD/MBA student at University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord, NH. She has her Bachelors in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and her MBA from the University of New Hampshire. She is currently president of the Chamber Music Society at UNH Law, and looks forward to continuing to grow the group that she helped form two years ago. Lydea spends her free time watching science fiction TV shows and movies, and enjoys acting and singing whenever she gets the chance. 



Favorite ABA-IPL Committee: Patents in the Chemical and Life Sciences
"Most Looking Forward To CLE Program: The End of the Electronic Wars? A New Era of Creative Patent Licensing

Favorite IP Case: Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs., Inc. 

Meet #LSR Melissa Lauretti!


Melissa Lauretti is a 3L at the University of Connecticut School of Law. A Connecticut native, Melissa graduated from the University of Saint Joseph with dual degrees in English and Psychology. While serving on her university’s student programming board, Melissa was responsible for negotiating contract terms with talent agents and performers for live events on campus, which sparked her interest in intellectual property and entertainment law.

As a law student, Melissa has served as the Arts & Entertainment President of the Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law Society, is pursuing a certificate in Intellectual Property, and will serve as the Lieutenant Governor of Programming for the 1st Circuit in the coming year. In addition, Melissa works as a law clerk at a mid-size law firm in Connecticut where she assists with intellectual property, personal injury, legal and medical malpractice, and civil rights cases. This summer she also helped to design and facilitate a two-week mock trial program for high school students in Hartford.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys going to concerts, trying new restaurants with friends, golfing, and catching up on episodes of Scandal and Suits.



Favorite ABA –IPL Committee: Promotion & Marketing Law Interface with IP

"Most Looking Forward to" CLE Program: Dress Up Your Brand: Litigating and Managing Trade Dress Portfolios Across Different Industry Sectors

Favorite IP Case: Three Boys Music Corporation v. Michael Bolton


Published in Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property

by LSAG’s Co-Vice Chair-Elect, Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson is an associate at Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP and practices all areas of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights.