About Sarah Burstein
Professor Burstein joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law faculty in 2012. She teaches Copyright, Trademarks, Intellectual Property, and Art & Cultural Heritage Law.
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Burstein served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Pratt in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. She also worked as an intellectual property litigation associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Professor Burstein has a law degree from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Art & Design from Iowa State University.
Professor Burstein’s scholarship focuses on design law, with a particular focus on U.S. design patents. She has participated, by invitation, in design law conferences at the University of Oxford, Stanford Law School, the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, and ETH Zurich. Professor Burstein also serves as Chair of the ABA Design Committee and Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Art Law.
- Design Law
- Intellectual Property
|2004 ‐ 2007||J.D., University of Chicago, Law School|
|2000 ‐ 2004||B.A., Iowa State University|
Contributions to Books (1)
Moving Beyond the Standard Criticisms of Design Patents Stanford Technology Law Review (2013)
The U.S. design patent system has been widely criticized. Certain arguments against design patents have been made so often--and accepted so uncritically--that one might believe that the case against design patents was overwhelming and that ...
Works in Progress (1)
Selected Additional Writing (10)
Apple, Samsung & Design Patent Claim Construction PatentlyO (2016)
In its recently-filed cert petition, Samsung makes some particularly interesting arguments about design patent claim construction. Specifically, Samsung argues “that district courts have a duty to construe [design] patent claims and eliminate unprotected features” under ...