Brian LoveSanta Clara, Calif., Feb, 8, 2012 —  Santa Clara University School of Law is pleased to announce that Brian Love will join its faculty starting Fall 2012 as an assistant professor focusing on patents and intellectual property.

Currently, Love is a lecturer and teaching fellow at Stanford Law School, where he teaches and advises in the Law, Science  & Technology LLM program. Prior to joining Stanford Law School, Brian served as a law clerk to Dorothy W. Nelson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to David C. Godbey on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He also practiced law at Fish & Richardson P.C. with an emphasis on patent litigation.

Brian received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and studied electrical engineering at The University of Texas, Austin. Love is the author of various scholarly articles, including the recently published Interring the Pioneer Invention Doctrine, 90 N.C. L. Rev. 379 (2012).

“We are thrilled to have Brian join our faculty,” said Eric Goldman, director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University. “With both him and Prof. Colleen Chien on our faculty, I think we have two of the most exciting and ambitious emerging patent scholars in the country.

“The demand for patent lawyers is projected to grow substantially,” he added. “Brian’s addition puts Santa Clara Law in an even stronger position to train the next generation of patent lawyers.”

“I am incredibly excited to become a part of Santa Clara Law and the High Tech Law Institute,” said Love. “With a faculty that brings together so much expertise in intellectual property law and technology policy, a student body whose interest in IP is simply unparalleled anywhere else in the nation, and a location in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is truly the place to be if you want to make an impact in patent law.”

About Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara University School of Law, founded in 1911 on the site of California’s oldest operating higher-education institution, is dedicated to educating lawyers who lead with a commitment to excellence, ethics, and social justice. One of the nation’s most diverse law schools, Santa Clara Law offers its 975 students an academically rigorous program, including graduate degrees in international law and intellectual property law; combined J.D./MBA degree; and certificates in intellectual property law, international law, and public interest and social justice law. Santa Clara Law is located in the world-class business center of Silicon Valley, and is distinguished nationally for our top-ranked program in intellectual property. For more information, see