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BU Law's full-time IP professors


Stacey L. Dogan
Law Alumni Scholar
Professor of Law

Massachusetts Institute of Technology B.S.
Harvard Law School J.D., magna cum laude

Interests: IP property law; trademark law; copyright law

Professor Stacey Dogan is a leading IP law scholar whose interests encompass trademark, copyright and antitrust law. She has written many articles on the application of trademark and copyright law to the online environment, with a particular emphasis on the role of intermediaries such as Napster and Google. Prior to joining BU Law, she taught at Northeastern University School of Law, and was an associate at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., specializing in trademark, copyright and antitrust law. She is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Copyright Society, chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), and leads seminars and discussions for the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and the Massachusetts Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. She also served as a law clerk to Judge Judith Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She is admitted to the Bar in California, U.S. District Court and Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Washington, D.C.

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Wendy J. Gordon
Philip S. Beck Professor of Law

Cornell University B.A., with distinction in all subjects
University of Pennsylvania Law School J.D.

Interests: copyright; trademark; unfair competition; legal theory; restitution; torts; law & economics

Professor Gordon is known worldwide for her application of philosophy and economics to copyright and related common-law areas, and for her work on fair use. She has published on four continents, received numerous honors and grants, and spoken to audiences all over the globe. The recipient of a teaching award, Professor Gordon developed Copyright and Rhetoric, a seminar she taught with a master Shakespearean actor in order to explore how copyright debates are influenced when policy, presentation, logic and language all interconnect. Professor Gordon’s honors include serving as a Fulbright scholar, a visiting senior research fellow at Oxford’s St. John’s College, a resident at the Rockefeller Foundation retreat in Bellagio, a visiting fellow at Oxford’s Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, and as the recipient of a New Jersey Governor’s Fellowship in the Humanities. Her scholarship has been cited in three opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court. She also served two terms as the chair of the AALS Section on Intellectual Property.

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Keith N. Hylton
Honorable Paul J. Liacos Professor of Law

Harvard University B.A., magna cum laude
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. in Economics
Harvard Law School J.D.

Interests: law and economics; litigation theory; antitrust; labor and employment; corporate law

Widely recognized in the areas of law and economics, Professor Hylton has published numerous articles in American law journals and peer-reviewed law and economics journals. His textbook, Antitrust Law: Economic Theory and Common Law Evolution, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2003, and he is at work on another book, Laws of Creation: Property Rights in the World of Ideas, which he is co-writing with former BU Law Dean Ronald Cass. Professor Hylton joined BU Law in 1995 after teaching for six years and receiving tenure at Northwestern University School of Law. At BU Law, he teaches courses in antitrust, torts and labor law. In addition to teaching, he serves as co-editor of Competition Policy International and editor of the SSRN’s Torts, Products Liability and Insurance Law Abstracts. A member of the American Law Institute, he also served as chair of the AALS Section on Torts and Compensation Systems, chair of the AALS Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation, director of the American Law and Economics Association, secretary of the ABA’s Labor and Employment Law Section, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Legal Education.

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Michael J. Meurer
Michaels Faculty Research Scholar
Professor of Law

Massachusetts Institute of Technology S.B. in Economics and Interdisciplinary Science
University of Minnesota J.D., cum laude
University of Minnesota Ph.D. in Economics

Interests: intellectual property; law and economics; regulation; antitrust

Professor Meurer earned an S.B., J.D. and Ph.D., and became an economics professor at Duke University and later a law professor at the University of Buffalo. He came to Boston University School of Law in 1999, where he has taught courses in patents, intellectual property and public policy toward the high-tech industry. Professor Meurer has received several grants and fellowships, including two grants from the Pew Charitable Trust, a Ford Foundation grant, an Olin Faculty Fellowship at Yale Law School and a postdoctoral fellowship at AT&T Bell Labs. He has served as an expert witness for the Federal Trade Commission on a merger case presenting issues related to patent licensing. He also has consulted with officials from developing countries about antitrust law, and taught short courses in American intellectual property law at the law faculties of the University of Victoria and the National University of Singapore.

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Maureen A. O’Rourke
School of Law Dean
Michaels Faculty Research Scholar
Professor of Law

Marist College B.S., summa cum laude
Yale Law School J.D.

Interests: intellectual property law; commercial law

Dean O’Rourke joined the BU Law faculty in 1993 after working at IBM, where she handled a variety of issues surrounding software licensing. Her primary academic interests lie at the intersection of intellectual property law and other fields, such as contract and antitrust law, particularly in the context of software and high technology. Her scholarship has focused on such questions as whether intellectual property law should pre-empt particular terms of software license agreements. She was one of the first to consider comprehensively the status of hyperlinking on the Internet under copyright law and the viability of a trespass claim for access to and use of a Web site. She is a co-author of one of the leading copyright casebooks in the country, Copyright in a Global Information Economy (Aspen Law & Business), and has published articles in the law reviews of Columbia, Duke, Iowa and Minnesota, the technology journals of Berkeley, Harvard and BU, and others including the Journal of the Copyright Society. She is the associate reporter on the American Law Institute’s (ALI) Principles of Software Contracting project, and is an ALI member. As a BU Law professor, Dean O’Rourke taught commercial and intellectual property law, and helped supervise the student-run Journal of Science and Technology Law. In 2000, she received the Metcalf Award, BU’s highest teaching honor. She was acting dean for two years prior to accepting the post of dean of the School of Law, in 2006. She has lectured extensively and has been a visiting professor at Columbia University Law School and LaTrobe University in Australia.

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Kevin Outterson
Associate Professor of Law

Northwestern University B.S.
Northwestern University J.D.
University of Reading, Rotary Scholar
University of Cambridge LL.M.

Interests: global pharmaceutical markets; health disparities; corporate governance

Professor Outterson teaches courses in health care, business law and globalization. His research work focuses on two areas: global pharmaceutical markets and health disparities. Prior to joining BU, he was an associate law professor at West Virginia University, where he received the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award in 2006 and the Professor of the Year Award in 2007. In 2004, he was appointed by West Virginia Gov. Robert Wise to the West Virginia Pharmaceutical Cost Management Council, where he worked to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. Outterson serves on the board of Prescription Policy Choices and consults with governments and NGOs concerning pharmaceutical pricing and access to medicines. He was an income partner in the Tax and International Groups at McDermott Will & Emery, and a capital partner in the Health Law group at Baker Donelson. He publishes in legal journals including Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics, Cardozo Law Review and University of Pittsburgh Law Review, and peer-reviewed medical and health policy journals such as Health Affairs, Lancet Infectious Diseases and Environmental Philosophy. He has contributed to four recent academic-press books edited by leading global scholars, and recently served as a speaker on global pharmaceutical intellectual property issues for WIPO, WHO and the government of Brazil. He has also consulted on corporate governance issues in federal and state courts.

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