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PUBPAT Board of Directors

Daniel B. Ravicher, President and Executive Director 

Daniel B. Ravicher is PUBPAT's Executive Director and a Lecturer in Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  Labeled a modern day 'Robin Hood' by Science magazine, and awarded an Echoing Green Fellowship for social entrepreneurship, Professor Ravicher is a registered patent attorney who writes and speaks frequently on patent law and policy, including twice testifying as an invited witness before Congress on the topic of patent reform.  As a result of his accomplishments and professional reputation, Professor Ravicher was named to both Managing Intellectual Property magazine's '50 Most Influential People in IP' list and IP Law & Business magazine's 'Top 50 Under 45' list.  Professor Ravicher received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was the Franklin O'Blechman Scholar of his class, a Mortimer Caplin Public Service Award recipient and an Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, and his bachelors degree in materials science magna cum laude with University Honors from the University of South Florida.  Professor Ravicher writes about patent policy issues for The Huffington Post and patent related corporate valuation issues for Seeking Alpha.  He is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeals for the Federal, 2nd and 11th Circuits, the District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the State of New York, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Margo Bagley, Director

Margo A. Bagley is Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law where she teaches courses on patent law, international and comparative patent law, intellectual property, fundamentals of innovation, and contracts.  After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering in 1986 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bagley worked in products research and development with the Procter & Gamble Company, where she was named Product Development Excellence "Rookie of the Year" and was co-inventor on a U.S. patent for improved peanut butter. Later, she worked as a senior research analyst for the Coca-Cola Company. Through her corporate experience, Bagley developed an interest in the law of intellectual property.  Bagley received her J.D. in 1996 from Emory, where she was a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow, an editor of the Emory Law Journal, and was elected to Order of the Coif. She is a member of the Georgia bar and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Bagley worked as an associate with Smith, Gambrell & Russell and Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner before becoming an assistant professor of law at Emory University in 1999. She was a visiting professor of law at Washington & Lee University School of Law in fall 2001 and at the University of Virginia School of Law in fall 2005. She has also taught international patent law and policy courses in Germany, China, and Singapore. She joined the University of Virginia faculty in 2006.

Michael Herz, Director

Michael Herz is Professor of Law and Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, teaching primarily in the areas of administrative, environmental, and constitutional law.  A graduate of Swarthmore College and the University of Chicago Law School, Professor Herz served as law clerk to Chief Judge Levin Campbell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Justice Byron R. White of the United States Supreme Court.  He joined the Cardozo faculty in 1988 after three years as an attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund in New York City.  In addition to his Cardozo teaching, he has twice been a Visiting Professor at the NYU School of Law and has also taught at Princeton University and the Columbia Law School.  Professor Herz is currently the Vice Chair of the ABA's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, having previously served as a member of the Section Council and as co-chair of the Rulemaking Committee.  Professor Herz has written widely on a variety of public law topics.

Eben Moglen, Director

Eben Moglen is Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia University Law School and General Counsel of the Free Software Foundation. Professor Moglen earned his PhD in History and law degree at Yale University during what he sometimes calls his "long, dark period" in New Haven. After law school he clerked for Judge Edward Weinfeld of the United States District Court in New York City and to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. He has taught at Columbia Law School -- and has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, Tel-Aviv University and the University of Virginia -- since 1987. In 2003 he was given the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award for efforts on behalf of freedom in the electronic society.

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