Specialty Programs: Intellectual Property Law

Located in the heart of San Francisco's financial, technology, and legal center, GGU School of Law is an ideal place to further your career in Intellectual Property law. With courses spanning from Internet and High Technology Law to Entertainment and Sports Law, GGU offers an IP specialty track in the JD program and a graduate LLM degree. Our IP Law Center, and expert faculty -- many of whom are leading practitioners in IP law in the Bay Area -- connect students to the wide-ranging network of esteemed GGU alumni, and to exciting internships and job opportunities.

Below are profiles of some of the IP Law faculty, students, and 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)
Senior Legal Counsel, Avira, Inc.

Kathleen E. Letournea

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

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


The IP Law Center Advisory Board is made up of prominent attorneys from Bay Area law firms, in-house counsel, and lawyers at the US Patent and Trademarks Office. They advise the IP Law Center, which brings together students, faculty, lawyers, judges and IP law scholars to explore developments in the fast-changing world of IP law and policy.

John C. Baum
Owen, Wickersham & Erickson P.C.
David Jargiello
Flywheel Ventures
Andrea Moore
IAC Publishing, Inc.
Katia Bloom
ForgeRock, Inc.
Jennifer Lam
Robert B. Morrill
Morrill ADR
Tim Cahn
Park Sunset Housing Foundation
Kathleen Letourneau
Owen, Wickersham & Erickson P.C.
Rajiv Pal
Peter Fowler
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Jennifer Liu
Sony Network Entertainment, International
Austin Phillips
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Barbara Friedman
Dergosits and Noah
Duane Mathiowetz
Leclair Ryan
Jessica Rotsch
Eric Gelwicks
Rob McFarlane
Hanson Bridgett
Alexandra Vesalga
FLEX by Fenwick and West
Jessica Hannah
Apple, Inc.
Joseph Anthony Meckes
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Joseph Weatherbee
M. Henry Heines
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (ret.)



Professor William Gallagher

Director, IP Law Center