Or Cohen Sasson

Faculty of Law
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Or Cohen-Sasson is a Ph.D. candidate at the Zvi Meitar Center.

His research interests focus on the meeting point of law and technology. Specifically, he addresses issues related to intellectual property, innovation policy, and computational law.

Or published in leading academic journals, including Science, EMBO Reports, Arizona State Law Journal, and Fordham IPLJ.

Or's dissertation explores the informative and communicative aspects of the patent system, suggesting that the patent system does much more than merely incentivize innovation. To investigate this role, he harnesses tools from information theory and communication studies. Or works on this research under the supervision of Prof. Michael Birnhack.


ATRIP International Essay Contest 2021, 2nd place winner, 2022 – see here

Best Ph.D. Video Presentation of the ATRIP Annual Congress, 1st place winner, 2022 – see here

ATRIP International Essay Contest 2018, 1st place winner, 2019 – see here

Goldenberg Prize for Intellectual Property Essays in Hebrew, 2018 – see here


1. Or Cohen-Sasson & Ofer Turi-Sinai, The Replication Crisis and Intellectual Property Law: A Novel Policy Tool for Open Science, 54 Arizona State Law Journal __ (forthcoming, 2023) – see here

2. Sean Flynn et al., Legal Reform to Enhance Global Text and Data Mining Research, 378 Science 951-953 (2022) – see here

3. Or Cohen-Sasson & Ofer Turi-Sinai, Facilitating Open Science without Sacrificing IP Rights, 23 EMBO Reports e55841 (2022) – see here

4. Or Cohen-Sasson, The Patent Medium: Toward a Network Paradigm of the Patent System, 32 Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal 857-921 (2022) – see here

5. Or Cohen-Sasson, Book Review: Against Progress: Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age (book by Jessica Silbey), 56 Law & Society Review 501-503 (2022) – see here

6. Or Cohen-Sasson, Decentralizing Patent Communication: Towards a Network Paradigm of the Patent System, Vanderbilt JET Law Blog (2022) – see here

7. Or Cohen-Sasson, The Continuous Disclosure Doctrine: Patent Law and Competition in the Age of Big Data, 4 Studies on Regulation 481-513 (2021) – see here

8. Or Cohen-Sasson, A Hidden Technological Assumption in Patent Law, 22 Journal of World Intellectual Property 272-288 (2019) – see here

9. Co-Editor, The Moral Boundaries of Intellectual Property (Michael Birnhack & Or Cohen-Sasson eds., S. Horowitz Institute of IP, Tel-Aviv, 2018) – see here

10. Or Cohen-Sasson, Patent Law as a Tacit Agent of Ethics Regulation in The Moral Boundaries of Intellectual Property 82-90 (Michael Birnhack & Or Cohen-Sasson eds., S. Horowitz Institute of IP, Tel-Aviv, 2018) – see here

11. Or Cohen-Sasson, Tax Crime: A Call for Change in Punishment Policy, 28(2) Tax (‘Misim’), A103-A132 (2014) – see here

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