Christopher Sprigman

  • Stanford Center for Internet and Society

Affiliate Scholar
Co-Director, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy
Professor of Law

School of Law

New York University

40 Washington Square South, 314C
New York, NY 10012

(212) 992-8162

Blog: Christopher Sprigman's Twitter feed

Website: NYU School of Law faculty page

Issues: Copyright and Trademark, Competition Policy and Antitrust, Innovation and Economic Growth and Intellectual Property

About Christopher Sprigman

Christopher Sprigman teaches intellectual property law, antitrust law, competition policy and comparative constitutional law. His scholarship focuses on how legal rules affect innovation and the deployment of new technologies.

Professor Sprigman received his B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988. He attended the University of Chicago Law School, serving as a comment editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and graduating with honors in 1993. Following graduation, Professor Sprigman clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and for Justice Lourens H. W. Ackermann of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He also taught at the law school of the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

From 1999 to 2001, Professor Sprigman served as appellate counsel in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on U.S. v. Microsoft, among other matters. He then joined the Washington, DC, office of King & Spalding, where he was elected a partner. In 2003, he left law practice to become a Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.


Professor Sprigman provided TAP with insights into his current work. Read the interview:
Knockoff Economy: The Impact of Patents on Innovation


J.D., University of Chicago Law School
B.A., University of Pennsylvania