Intellectual Property Law Concentration Full-Time Faculty
Professor Landers is an accomplished legal scholar and practitioner. She was previously distinguished professor of law and director of the Intellectual Property Law Concentration at the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. Landers is an expert on patents and intellectual property law, and she is the author of “Understanding Patent Law,” now in its second edition, and co-author of “Global Issues in Intellectual Property Law” and “Global Issues in Patent Law.” Her scholarship has appeared in varied publications, including Texas Law Review: See Also, George Mason Law Review and the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal. She has presented her work at Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley School of Law and the University of Texas School of Law, among other venues.
Professor Karl S. Okamoto has experienced business law as both an attorney and an entrepreneur. Professor Okamoto was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and at Dechert LLP before working as a consultant for Soros Fund Management and becoming senior managing director for Atticus Capital LP. A former executive officer and board member of Harvest Book Company LLC, he was a director of Champps Entertainment Inc. and currently serves on the board of Cosi Inc. His scholarship includes articles in the Washington & Lee Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review and the Journal of Legal Education, among others.
Professor Adam Benforado’s experience in business law includes international transactional work as an associate with Latham & Watkins LLP in London. Professor Benforado also handled trial and appellate litigation matters in telecommunications, international antitrust and commercial contract disputes an associate at Jenner & Block LLP in Washington, D.C. As a scholar, Professor Benforado applies the lessons of social psychology and related fields to law and legal theory, including the means by which corporations advance their goals through the legal system.
Trustee Professor of Law Amelia Boss is an internationally recognized expert on legal issues in electronic commerce, a widely published scholar on codifying international commercial law through treaty, a member of the Council of the American Law Institute and the first professor and second woman to chair the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Professor Boss worked with the White House and the Department of Commerce under former President Bill Clinton to draft a position paper on global commerce that laid the foundation for U.S. policy in this arena. A member of the Permanent Editorial Board of the Uniform Commercial Code, she has been an integral part of the modernization of commercial law throughout the United States.