Prof. Donna Gitter, the second of two Fulbright-SyCip Distinguished lecturers for 2017-2018 will begin her two-week lecturing program in the Philippines on April 17, 2017. She is slated to give a workshop on Secondary Liability for Internet Service Providers and Peer-to-Peer Networks in the U.S. and the Philippines for Copyright Infringement for 60-80 members of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP). She will also give lectures on the same topic at the University of Santo Tomas College of Law and on The Impact of Competition Law Upon Trade Associations in the Philippines and the United States at the Ateneo de Manila School of Law. The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines and the University of the Philippines are also co-hosting a lecture by Prof. Gitter on bioethics and patent law which is packaged as part of Innovation “Huddle”, UP Diliman’s whole-day series of events relating to innovation. Prof. Gitter will also be a guest of Bloomberg TV and will be interviewed by Business Mirror.
Prof. Gitter is a Professor of Law at the Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College. She entered academia after several years of practice as a commercial litigator in New York City. She has published numerous articles relating to judicial and legislative responses in the European Union and the United States to issues at the intersection of technology and ethics, such as biotechnology patenting and biomedical ethics. These articles have appeared in the New York University Law Review, the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, the Berkeley Journal of International Law, the Washington and Lee Law Review, and the George Mason Law Review. She has also been invited to present her research at international conferences in Italy, Scotland, England, and India, as well as in the United States.
Prof. Gitter graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude from Cornell University where she earned a B.A. in Government. She earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.