Tyler T. Ochoa

Professor of Law

Professor Ochoa is a recognized expert in copyright law and rights of publicity. He joined the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty in 2003, and he served as Academic Director of the High Technology Law Institute for the 2005-2006 academic year. Prior to joining Santa Clara Law, Professor Ochoa served as a professor and co-director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at Whittier Law School. He has also served as a clerk for the Honorable Cecil F. Poole of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as an associate with the law firm of Brown & Bain in Palo Alto, California, where he specialized in copyright and trade secret litigation involving computer software. He is also a two-time “Jeopardy!” champion and a champion on “Win Ben Stein’s Money”.


J.D., with distinction, Order of the Coif, Stanford University, 1987

A.B., with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, 1983

Areas of Specialization

Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Law, Rights of Publicity, Statutes of Limitation

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Currently Teaching

High Technology Law Journal Spring 2021
Intellectual Property Survey Spring 2021
Copyright Law Spring 2021
Torts Fall 2020
Trademarks & Unfair Competition Fall 2020
Torts Fall 2020
High Technology Law Journal Fall 2020