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McCarthy Institute Faculty

USF's Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw program is built on the same foundation that supports all of the law school's work - a faculty of dedicated teachers and accomplished scholars committed to quality education.

Professor David Franklyn

Professor David Franklyn, who teaches intellectual property courses, has been building the law school's IP/Cyberlaw program since he joined the faculty. Professor Franklyn received his B.A. (1993) magna cum laude from Evangel College and his J.D. (1990) cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. Upon graduation, he clerked for the Hon. John Feikens of the U.S. District Court in Eastern Michigan, and practiced law for 5 years at Chicago of Mayer, Brown & Platt. In 1998, Professor Franklyn was voted the Outstanding Professor of the Year at Northern Kentucky University, where he taught before coming to USF. He has published articles on various trademark issues in the Southern California Law Review, Case Western Reserve Law Review, and the Wisconsin Law Review and is Editor-in-Chief of the 3rd Edition of McCarthy's Desk Encyclopedia of Intelletual Property. Professor Franklyn serves as Executive Director of the McCarthy Institute and as Executive Director of the LL.M. Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law.

Professor Susan Freiwald

Professor Susan Freiwald received her B.A. (1987) in economics magna cum laude from Harvard University and her J.D. (1991) magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where she was Books and Commentaries Editor of the law review. Upon graduation, Professor Freiwald clerked for the Hon. Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Freiwald teaches Cyberlaw, a Cyberspace Legal Theory Seminar, and Contracts. Professor Freiwald has published articles on cyberlaw issues in the Southern California Law Review and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, and has spoken at several academic conferences. In 2001, Professor Freiwald was voted the law school's "most distinguished professor" by the graduating class. Professor Freiwald is Director of Cyberlaw Programs at the McCarthy Institute.

Professor Robert Talbot

Professor Robert E. Talbot received his B.A. (1961) and his J.D. (1964) from Columbia University, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a National Honor Student. He has developed and directs numerous innovative clinical practice programs, including an Investigations Clinic, the Employment Law Mediation Clinic, and the Civil Law Mediation Clinic. Professor Talbot oversees the law school's recently created Internet/Intellectual Property Justice Project.

Adjunct Faculty

The paramount role of Bay Area businesses in the technological revolution has made it home to the world's leading intellectual property law practices. This enables the law school to enrich its curriculum by bringing in as adjunct professors some of the many talented local attorneys with specialized knowledge and unique practical experience.

Tsan Abrahamson
J.D., UC Los Angeles
Leapfrog Enterprises
Transactional Trademark Practice
Roger L. Cook
J.D., University of Michigan
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Antitrust & Intellectual Property

Richard Doyle
J.D., University of San Francisco
Janssen Doyle LLP
Patent Litigation

Michael E. Dergosits
J.D., University of San Francisco
Dergosits and Noah
Patent Law

Simon Frankel
J.D., Yale University
Covington & Burling LLP
Art Law

Nate Garhart
Transactional Trademark Practice
Peter Harvey
J.D., Yale University
Harvey, Siskind & Jacobs
Entertainment and Media Law

Gary Loeb
J.D., Columbia University
Biotechnology Law

John E. Lynch
J.D., Georgetown University
Fulbright and Jaworski
Patent Licensing, Patent Litigation

John Maloney
J.D., University of San Francisco
Sports Law

Thomas M. Onda
J.D., University of San Francisco
Levi Strauss & Co.
Intellectual Property Survey

M. Lawrence Popofsky

William Reilly
J.D., University of San Francisco
Tellme Networks
Technology Contracting