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Susan Barbieri Montgomery

Executive Professor of Law and Business



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Law clinic helps students protect their IP

Northeastern’s Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Law Clinic—which is led by law stu­dents, under guid­ance of fac­ulty and staff—provides a range of legal infor­ma­tion and ser­vices to stu­dents in the university’s entre­pre­neurial ecosystem.

04/14/15 - BOSTON, MA. - Professor Susan Montgomery and students involved with the School of Law Intellectual Property Clinic, Justin Pounds, L'16, left, Zak Kosan, L'15, and Nick Eliades, L'15, posed for photographs in Docker Hall at Northeastern University on April 14, 2015. Staff Photo: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

3Qs: What the Apple-​​Samsung ruling means for design patents

Susan Bar­bieri Mon­gomery, exec­u­tive pro­fessor of law and busi­ness, exam­ines the impact of a recent ver­dict in favor of Apple in a case involving product infringement.

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Celebrating intellectual property and the innovative spirit

On Thursday, stu­dents, fac­ulty, alumni and guests from the School of Law com­mem­o­rated World Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Day, cel­e­brating visionary inno­va­tors, their con­tri­bu­tions and the role of IP.

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Fostering innovation and collaboration

North­eastern con­fer­ence brings together scholars, inno­va­tors and policy makers to dis­cuss the rela­tion­ship between intel­lec­tual prop­erty and innovation.

Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

3Qs: The ‘arms race’ for patents

The months-​​long legal battle that has been raging between Sam­sung and Apple over patent infringe­ment on Apple’s iPad is just one example of the patent wars being waged throughout the tech­nology industry lately. Last month, Google acquired Motorola Mobility largely to obtain its slew of patents. We asked Susan Bar­bieri Mont­gomery, exec­u­tive pro­fessor of law and busi­ness in Northeastern’s School of Law and Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion, to explain why these tech giants are so deter­mined to build a “war chest” of patents.

Photo by David Leifer.

3Qs: Trademarks in the World Wide Web era

Trade­marks have made plenty of head­lines this year. Sarah and Bristol Palin moved to obtain trade­mark pro­tec­tion for their names, Apple sued Amazon for trade­mark infringe­ment over use of the term “App Store” and a com­pany with ties to Charlie Sheen has filed for trade­mark reg­is­tra­tions on 22 of the actor’s catch­phrases. Susan Bar­bieri Mont­gomery, exec­u­tive pro­fessor of law and busi­ness at North­eastern, breaks down the role of trade­marks and how the Internet is changing the game.

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Selected Publications

For a complete list of faculty citations, please visit iRis, Northeastern’s digital archive.


Trademarks and Hyperlinks: Implied Rights and Express Agreements

World e-Commerce & IP Report, BNA International, September 2002.


Intellectual Property Transfers

(with Schneidman) Holding Companies, Intellectual Property Assets in Mergers and Acquisitions, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002.


Security Interests in Intellectual Property

ALI-ABA Business Law Journal, 2001.

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