The Golden Gate University
Intellectual Property and Privacy Law Program

Located in the heart of San Francisco's financial, technology, and legal center, GGU School of Law is an ideal place to embark on a career in intellectual property or privacy law. GGU has one of the most robust IP and Privacy Law programs in the country, featuring faculty who are leading scholars and experienced practitioners teaching courses in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, privacy, entertainment, cyber law, and other critical areas.

The GGU Intellectual Property and Privacy Law Center hosts an annual conference and other events to connect students to the wide-ranging network of esteemed GGU alumni and to exciting internships and job opportunities. The Center publishes The IP Law Book Review, an online, peer-reviewed and edited journal that includes reviews of current books on IP law and policy written by leading scholars in the field. GGU is also home to The McCarthy Institute for IP and Technology Law, the leading trademark and branding institute in the nation, which hosts high profile conferences and events and provides students opportunities to research, write, and publish as distinguished McCarthy fellows.

GGU offers IP and privacy law specialty tracks both in its daytime JD program and its hybrid on-line and on-campus J.D. Flex program, as well as a graduate LLM degree. GGU alumni practice IP and privacy law at leading companies and law firms, including Apple; Live Nation; Sony; Airbnb; Facebook; Squire Patton Boggs; Polsinelli; O’Melveny & Myers; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Owen, Wickersham & Erickson; as well as many others.

EXPERT FACULTY

Bill Gallagher

William Gallagher
Director, GGU IP Law Program and Center

Marc Greenberg

Marc Greenberg
Founding Director, GGU IP Law Program

David Franklyn

David Franklyn
Director, the McCarthy Institute

Sam Ernst

Samuel F. Ernst
Professor of Law

ALUMNI

Learn about the types of IP Law work former GGU Law students have undertaken since graduating:

Mariam Amin

Mariam Amin (JD 09)
Founder, Start It Law

Sharon Anolik

Sharon Anolik (JD 96)
Founder and President, Privacy Panacea

Leila Banijamali

Leila Banijamali (LLM 05)
Founder, Startup Documents

Eric Gelwicks

Eric Gelwicks (JD 10)
Associate Counsel and Manager, Business and Legal Affairs, Live Nation

Jennifer Lam

Jennifer Lam (JD 08)
Product Counsel, Airbnb

Katia Bloom

Katia Bloom (JD 08)
Associate General Counsel, ForgeRock, Inc.

Kathleen E. Letournea

Kathleen E. Letourneau (JD 06)
Owen, Wickersham & Erikson, P.C.

Joseph Meckes

Joseph Meckes (JD 97)
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Margaux Savee

Margaux Savee (JD 06)
Principal, Polsinelli

RECENT GRADUATES

Andy Antczak

Andy Antczak (JD 17)
From patent agent to patent lawyer

Venus Ho

Venus Ho (JD 17)
Law at the intersection of orphaned works, IP and the Arts

Julie Lim

Julie Lim (JD 17)
Fashion & IP Law converge for this former model

Melanie McCormick

Melanie McCormick (JD 17)
Pursuing her dream: from chef to in-house counsel at video game company