Brian J. Love

Associate Professor of Law and and Co-director of the High Tech Law Institute

Brian Love’s research focuses on patent law, intellectual property, and other issues at the intersection of law and technology policy.  His articles have been published by, among others, the Boston University Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Washington University Law Review, and his work has been cited by the Federal Trade Commission, Congressional Research Service, and Department of Justice. Brian is also a frequent media commentator on new developments in intellectual property, with recent op-eds appearing in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, L.A. Times, and Wired.

Prior to joining Santa Clara University School of Law, Brian was a Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School, where he ran the LLM Program in Law, Science & Technology from 2010 to 2012. Brian previously practiced law as a Special Counsel with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and as a litigation Associate with Fish & Richardson.

He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Dorothy W. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to the Hon. David C. Godbey of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Before attending law school, Brian worked as an engineer in the sonar development division of The University of Texas at Austin’s Applied Research Laboratories.


J.D., Stanford Law School

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (with Highest Honors)

Areas of Specialization

Patent Law, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications Law

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Currently Teaching

Intellectual Property Survey Summer 2021