Professor Robin Feldman


Professor Robin Feldman received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, graduating the Order of the Coif and receiving the Urban A. Sontheimer Award for graduating second in the class. She also served in the Articles Department of the Stanford Law Review. After graduation, Professor Feldman clerked for The Honorable Joseph Sneed of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Professor Feldman specializes in Intellectual Property. She is the Director of the UC Hastings Institute for Innovation Law, which is dedicated to promoting data-driven law-making and creating the active classroom. As part of the Institute, Professor Feldman runs the Startup Legal Garage, which has been named one of the most innovative law school programs in the country.

Professor Feldman has received the Rutter Award for Teaching Excellence, the Visionary Award from the UC Hastings Board of Directors, and the 1066 Foundation Award for Scholarship.  Professor Feldman has published two books, Rethinking Patent Law (Harvard 2012) and The Role of Science in Law (Oxford 2009), as well as numerous articles in law reviews and in the New England Journal of Medicine. Her empirical work on patent trolling was cited in the White House Report on Patent Assertion, and she has provided commentary for the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the Patent & Trademark Office and various committees of the California legislature. Professor Feldman has chaired the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Section of the American Association of Law Schools and has served as the Herman Phleger Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. In 2012, she was elected to the American Law Institute.

Professor Feldman has five children, and she and her husband enjoy hiking and biking with the family.

Courses Taught: Law & Bioscience Seminar, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Concentration Seminar, Startup Legal Garage--BioTech Module; Transition from Scientist to Lawyer, and Property

Expertise: Patent Law, Intellectual Property, IP/Antitrust, Law & Science, Privacy, and Property


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