Brian Love

Brian J. Love

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

Professor Brian J. Love writes and teaches about patent law, intellectual property, and remedies. His research has been published by or is forthcoming in leading peer-reviewed law and economics journals (including The Journal of Law & Economics and the International Journal of Industrial Organization) and student-edited law reviews (including the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and  Washington University Law Review). Professor Love’s scholarship has been cited in opinions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and multiple U.S. District Courts, as well as in reports prepared by the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, White House Council of Economic Advisers, and Congressional Research Service. He is also widely quoted and cited in the press, including in articles published by the Associated Press, Reuters, and New York Times, and he has published op-eds in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and L.A. Times, among others.

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

Professor Love 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, Professor Love 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, Remedies, Empirical Legal Studies