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Donna M. Gitter

Professor of Law

Professor of Law

(646) 312-3602


BA Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences Government 1989
JD University of Pennsylvania Law School

Areas of Expertise:

Comparative intellectual property law, with an emphasis on biotechnology patent law in the United States and European Union

Selected Publications:

Gitter, D. (2011). "Informed by the European Union Experience: What the United States Can Anticipate and Learn from the European Union's Regulatory Approach to Biosimilars," Seton Hall Law Review (invited contribution to symposium issue), 41, 559-592.

Gitter, D. (2011). "The Application of Data Access Policies Designed for Genome-Wide Association Studies to Smaller Scale Databases," The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law (invited contribution to symposium issue), 10, 476-490.

Gitter, D. (2010). "The Challenges of Achieving Open Source Sharing of Biobank Data," Biotechnology Law Report (invited contribution), 29, 623-635.

Gitter, D. (2009). “Should the United States Designate Specialist Patent Trial Judges? An Empirical Analysis of H.R. 628 in Light of the U.K. Experience and the Work of Professor Moore,” X Columbia Science and Technology Law Review 169-199

Gitter, D. (2008). “Innovators and Imitators: An Analysis of Proposed Legislation Implementing an Abbreviated Approval Pathway for Follow-on Biologics in the United States,” 35 Florida State University Law Review (lead article), 555-625

Gitter, D. (2007). “Resolving the Open Source Paradox in Biotechnology: A Proposal for a Revised Open Source Policy for Publicly Funded Genomic Databases,” 43 Houston Law Review 1475-1521 (2007); shorter version reprinted in 24 Computer Law & Security Review (refereed journal), 529-539

Gitter, D. (2006). “Am I My Brother’s Keeper? The Use of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis to Create a Donor of Transplantable Stem Cells for an Older Sibling Suffering from a Genetic Disorder,” 13 George Mason Law Review (lead article), 975-1035

Academic Activities:

Lawrence Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College, Mentor to Local Entrepreneurs (2009 - Present)

Member, Zicklin School of Business Committee on Academic Standing (2007-2012)

Member, Zicklin School of Business Graduate Curriculum Committee (2009-2010)

Member, Zicklin School of Business Strategic Planning Committee (2008-2009)

Professional Activities:

Staff Editor, American Business Law Journal, 2003-present

The Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law, Reviewer (2011)

Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, Reviewer (2011)

Computer Law & Security Review, Reviewer (2008)

Journal of World Intellectual Property, Reviewer (2006)

Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (Georgetown University), Reviewer (2006)

Awards, Honors, etc.:

Rubin Faculty Fellowship, Rubin Foundation (2011-2012)

Honoree, Baruch College Faculty Recognition Ceremony (2008-2011)

Zicklin School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award (2010)

First Runner Up for Best Academic Paper Award, Second International Conference on Business, Law and Technology, Touro Law Center, Long Island, New York. (June 18, 2008).


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