Prof. Miriam Marcowitz-Bitton

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Prof. Miriam Marcowitz-Bitton is a law professor at Bar-Ilan University School of Law in Israel. She received her Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees at Bar-Ilan University School of Law, as well as another Master of Laws and a Doctor of the Science of Law at the University of Michigan School of Law. A former Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law, Miami University School of Law, and Ohio State University School of Law, she was also the Microsoft Research Fellow at U.C. Berkeley School of Law and a Visiting Fellow at George Washington University Law School. Prof. Bitton writes and teaches in the fields of intellectual property law, law and technology, and property. Her articles are published in major journals in Israel, the U.S. and Europe. She is the winner of the prestigious Alon Fellowship for the years 2009-2011 (granted by the Council of Higher Education in Israel to promising junior faculty members in Israel), the 100,000 EUROs Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant (granted by the European Union Commission), and the Zeltner Award for Junior Legal Scholars granted annually to one junior promising legal scholar in Israel by the Rotary Foundation and Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law (2013). Prof. Bitton’s current research agenda is focused on Israeli and American patent law and criminal enforcement of intellectual property law.

 

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Research

.Law and Technology, Intellectual Property Law, Property

Publications
  1. The People of the Book and the Law of the Book: The Israeli Law for the Protection of Literature and Authors, 31 Mehkaeri Mishpat 223 (Bar Ilan Legal Studies) (with Prof. Jacob Nussim) (in Hebrew) (2017)
  2. Recoupment Patent, 98 North Carolina Law Review (lead author; with Dr. Maayan Perel & Dr. Yotam Kaplan) (forthcoming 2019)
  3. The Intent Requirement in Copyright Law: Thoughts Following Qimron v. Shanks, 12 Moznei Mishpat 267 (forthcoming 2019)
  4. The A.S.I.R Import, Manufacture, and Distribution v. Accessories and Products Ltd.  Decision at Its 20th Anniversary: Trends in Courts, Din Udevarim (with Dr. Yifat Nahmias) (forthcoming 2019)
  5. Regulation of Book Markets, 97 Washington University Law Review (with Prof. Jacob Nussim) (forthcoming 2019)
  6. Unregistered Patents and Gender Equality, 43 Harvard Journal of Law and Gender (lead author; with Prof. Emily M. Morris & Dr. Yotam Kaplan) (forthcoming 2019)
  7. The Distributive Effects of IP Registration, Stanford Technology Law Review (lead author; with Prof. Emily M. Morris) (forthcoming 2020)
  8. Walls of Desperation: Selection Committees of Candidates in Israeli Communal Settlements, Mishpat Umimshal (special issue on Mizrahi Jews and the Law) (with Dr. Shai Stern) (in Hebrew) (forthcoming 2019)
  9. Unregistered Patents, Washington Law Review (lead author; with Prof. Emily M. Morris (forthcoming 2020)
  10. Patent Fraud by Design, Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal (with Mordechay Sorek & Dr. Yotam Kaplan) (forthcoming 2020)
  11. Originality and the Author’s Intent in Copyright Law, Justice Yaacov Turkel Book (Aharon Barak, Karin Yefet, & Elyakim Rubinstein eds.) (in Hebrew) (Nevo Press, forthcoming 2019)
  12. What is Left from the A.S.I.R Import, Manufacture, and Distribution v. Accessories and Products Ltd.  Decision in the Field of Intellectual Property Law?, Justice Elyakim Rubinstein Book (with Dr. Yifat Nahmias) (in Hebrew) (Bar Ilan Press and Nevo Press, forthcoming 2020)

Edited Books

  1. Justice Elyakim Rubinstein Book, Lead Editor, Book (with Prof. Aharon Barak & Ayala Proccacia) (in Hebrew) (Bar Ilan Press and Nevo Press, forthcoming 2019); + academic introduction