Pina Campagna (BS ’00), a Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences alumna who majored in biochemistry, has been selected by the influential International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) to serve on its Standing Committee on Designs. Campagna was one of only two U.S. representatives selected for this committee, which includes members from 13 countries.
The AIPPI, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is an international, not-for-profit organization of practitioners, academics and owners of intellectual property that conducts research and formulates policy for intellectual property law in diverse areas, including patents, trademarks, copyright/computer software/integrated circuits, plant varieties, and unfair competition.
An attorney at Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP (CDFS) — a global leader in intellectual property law in Melville, N.Y. – Campagna will tap into her expertise to advise the AIPPI on international design-related policy and legal frameworks. She represents national and international clients, protecting their intellectual property rights. Her extensive design practice includes counseling clients regarding domestic and international design patent portfolio strategy; conducting freedom-to-operate searches and analyses; preparing non-infringement opinions for trade dress and design patents; and providing litigation support in design patent infringement cases.
Prior to joining CDFS, Campagna was a research biochemist and patent consultant at Estee Lauder. She earned her JD from Albany Law School in 2004 and has been admitted to the United States Supreme Court; New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Dept.; United States District Courts: Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York; New York State Bar; and the United States Patent Bar.
Campagna delivers lectures and presentations regularly, including a 2013 seminar titled “Patents 101: Protecting Your Intellectual Property,” which was co-sponsored by the Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business and Launchpad LI. Additionally, she has ties to many professional associations and is an active Hofstra alumna. She is chair of the Hofstra University Women In Leadership Committee 2015 and served as a judge for Hofstra’s $100,000 CPXi Venture Tech Challenge in 2014 and 2015.