Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professor Kevin J. Greene Wins IP Vanguard Award

December 02, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
SAN DIEGO, CA, 12/2/16 Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professor Kevin J. Greene was recognized by the Intellectual Property (IP) Law Section of the State Bar of California with a 2016 IP Vanguard Award in the Academics category. The IP Vanguard Awards are presented annually by the Executive Committee of the IP section of the State Bar of California, honoring outstanding legal professionals who are spearheading new developments in the world of intellectual property. The 2016 IP Vanguard Award Luncheon took place on November 10th at the Hyatt Centric in Santa Barbara, CA.

Professor Greene has developed a national reputation as an intellectual property scholar, where his work was among the first to explore the intersection of race, culture and intellectual property. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on copyright law, trademark law and celebrity rights of publicity in connection with the music and motion picture industries in journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Hastings Entertainment and Communications Law Journal, and Syracuse University Law Review, among others.

"This award means so much to me," says Professor Kevin J. Greene. "To be recognized by the State Bar of California for my scholarship on the intersection of race, gender and intellectual property is a great honor."

The other 2016 IP Vanguard Award winners included:

Fred von Lohmann, Legal Director, Copyright for Google, Inc. in the In-House Counsel category.

Honorable Ronald M. Whyte, U.S. District Court Judge for Northern District California in the Judiciary category.

Heather J. Meeker, Technology Transactions Partner for O'Melveny & Myers LLP in the Private Practice category.

The award ceremony was part of the 41st Annual IP Institute, a two-day event held in Santa Barbara, CA and organized by the State Bar of California's IP Law Section.

Thomas Jefferson School of Law offers a comprehensive legal education to a nationally-based, diverse student body. The non-profit law school is consistently ranked as one of the most diverse law schools in the nation, with 52 percent of its most recent class being students of color. Located in Downtown San Diego, Thomas Jefferson Law has evolved into an innovative, cutting-edge law school, devoted to the individual needs and success of its students. More information is available at

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