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Amy L. Landers

Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program

Professor of Law

Amy L. Landers


Office: School of Law, Room 276
Phone: 215.571.4795

Administrative Support:
Tyra Mwai
Phone: 215.571.4715


Amy Landers is an accomplished legal scholar and practitioner and serves as the Associate Dean for Faculty Research.An expert on patents and intellectual property law, she is the author of “Understanding Patent Law,” now in its third edition, co-editor of "Intellectual Property and the Public Domain" and co-author of “Global Issues in Intellectual Property Law” and “Global Issues in Patent Law.”

Professor Landers' scholarship has appeared in myriad publications, including Utah Law Review, Houston Law Review, Chapman Law Review, Texas Law Review: See Also, George Mason Law Review and the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

A frequent presenter, 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. More recent appearances include the Boston University School of Law's 2019 Journal of Science & Technology Law and International Law Journal Symposium, the American Intellectual Property Law Association Spring Meeting in 2019 and the 12th International Workshop on Design Theory in Paris.

Before joining the Kline School of Law faculty in 2014, she was a distinguished professor of law and director of the Intellectual Property Law Concentration at the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law.

Previously, Professor Landers was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, in Silicon Valley, Calif. where she specialized in IP litigation, antitrust, fraud, trade secret and trademark cases.

She is a former judicial law clerk for Judge Oliver W. Wanger of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, where she worked after receiving her JD magna cum laude from the University of California Hastings College of Law.