Dean

Dean and Professor of Law Susan Freiwald became the 19th Dean of the University of San Francisco School of Law on July 1, 2019, after serving one-year terms as the school's interim dean and associate dean for academic affairs. Since joining the law school’s administration after 20 years as a member of the USF faculty, Dean Freiwald has spearheaded a revamp of the curriculum, redesigned the first-year orientation and tutorial programs, and launched the Academic and Bar Exam Success Program. In...

Education:
  • BA, Harvard University
  • JD, Harvard University
Expertise:
  • Cyberlaw
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Internet Law
  • Privacy Law
  • Criminal Procedure

Academic Director

Since 1993, Mr. Dergosits has taught patent law as an adjunct professor of patent law at the University of San Francisco School of Law. In 2005, he was honored as the Distinguished Adjunct Professor of the Year. He frequently speaks and authors publications on intellectual property topics. Mr. Dergosits possesses more than 25 years of legal experience and focuses on handling trials, trial preparation, and counseling (including litigation avoidance) regarding patent matters. He founded Dergosits...

Education:
  • BA, Cornell University
  • JD, University of San Francisco

Full-Time Faculty

Jessica Fajfar is the Director of the Internet & IP Justice Clinic and Assistant Professor, where she supervises the USPTO Trademark Program. She has worked on many trademark prosecution matters with students, including filing initial trademark applications, responding to office actions, and defending and enforcing TTAB oppositions and cancellations. She also has assisted students with settling other intellectual property matters, including trademark, copyright, and domain-name disputes, and...

Education:
  • BA, Ohio Northern University
  • JD, Cleveland State University
  • LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology, University of San Francisco

Part-Time Faculty

Amir V. Adibi is a patent attorney with Adibi IP Group, PC, an intellectual property law firm based in San Francisco. Amir specializes in patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, litigation, counseling, and portfolio development. Amir has expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of semiconductor, power electronics, electric vehicle, control systems, computer hardware, software, and telecommunications technology. Prior to practicing law, Amir held technical...

Education:
  • Golden Gate University, LLM Taxation, 2019
  • Santa Clara University, JD 2012
  • Harvey Mudd College, BS General Engineering, 2007
Expertise:
  • Intellectual property

Roy Eisenhardt graduated from Berkeley Law after serving in the Marine Corps, and practiced law in San Francisco until joining Berkeley as a visiting professor in 1978. In 1980 he became president of the Oakland Athletics, and in 1989 he accepted the role of executive director of the California Academy of Sciences. The interim president of the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010, Eisenhardt has served as a lecturer in sports law at Berkeley Law since 2011.

Education:
  • Dartmouth College, BA in Psychology, 1960
  • UC Berkeley School of Law, LLB, 1965
Expertise:
  • Business Law

Cliff Kuehn teaches trademark law and supervises students in the Internet & Intellectual Property Justice Clinic, and is Senior Counsel at the San Francisco office of Pirkey Barber, a full-service trademark firm. He assists startups through multinational companies with implementing global trademark prosecution and enforcement strategies, and works across several industries including high tech companies, food and beverage brands, fashion labels, and entertainment. His extensive intellectual...

Education:
  • LLM in European Intellectual Property Law, Stockholm University
  • JD, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • BA, University of California, Irvine

In addition to teaching at USF, Brian Love is an associate professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law, where he also serves as co-director of the school’s High Tech Law Institute. His research focuses on patent law and policy, and he teaches courses in patent law, intellectual property law, and remedies. Prior to joining Santa Clara, Brian was a lecturer and teaching fellow at Stanford Law School, where he ran the LLM program in Law, Science, & Technology.

He also practiced law...

Education:
  • Stanford Law School, JD
  • The University of Texas at Austin, BS in Electrical Engineering

Everett Monroe is an attorney at ZwillGen where he advises a wide range of clients on state, federal, and international data privacy laws and regulations. He received his BS in electrical engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2005, and his JD from the University of San Francisco in 2014. In addition to teaching information privacy law, Everett is also actively involved with USF’s Moot Court Program, coaching its trademark competition teams and working with...

Education:
  • BS, California Polytechnic State University
  • JD, University of San Francisco

Adjunct Professor Thomas A. Onda has served as chief counsel, global intellectual property, brands and marketing at Levi Strauss & Co for more than 15 years. A former student of Professor J. Thomas McCarthy, Onda has taught intellectual property and trademark law at USF and was awarded the Hon. Ira Brown Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award in 2010. He also serves on the Law School Board of Governors and the USF Intellectual Property Alumni Advisory Board. Before joining Levi Strauss, he held...

Education:
  • BA, Northwestern University
  • JD, University of San Francisco

Jennifer (Jenny) Sheridan is the founder and principal of JLSheridan Law, a Silicon Valley boutique law firm focused on technology transactions, IP counseling and data privacy compliance. She has earned the CIPP/US privacy certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She is also the founder of StartUp Law Bootcamp, a training platform for technology attorneys as well as StartUp Law Forum, a knowledge and networking community for technology attorneys. Her in...

Education:
  • Columbia Law School, JD, Harlan Fiske Scholar
  • Mills College, MA, Management
  • Tufts University, MA, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
  • Occidental College, AB in Economics and Diplomacy and...
Expertise:
  • Tech transactions
  • IP counseling
  • Privacy Compliance (CCPA, CPRA, GDPR)
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Karren Shorofsky is currently leading the law school's Office of Career Services as its Interim Director.  Karren joined the adjunct faculty of the graduate program in museum studies in 2013, and the adjunct faculty of the law school in 2017.  She has taught Art Law, Copyright, and Museums and the Law, as well as the graduate internship course in museum studies, and has supported many students in their career searches.  

Karren has spent most of her own law career focused on legal issues...

Education:
  • Yale Law School, JD
  • San Francisco State University, MA in Art History
  • Brown University, BA in Art History

Mr. Tomita is a founder of the intellectual property law firm, Staniford Tomita LLP. Mr Tomita's practice includes patent preparation, prosecution, infringement and invalidity, trademarks, and copyrights. He has extensive experience in a wide range of technologies including electrical, mechanical, medical devices, optical equipment, semiconductor fabrication, computer networks, encryption, cloud storage, and green energy systems. Mr. Tomita also an advisor, lecturer, and mentor for various...

Education:
  • BS, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • JD, University of San Francisco

Tyson Winarski is a registered patent attorney (BSME, MSEE) specializing in patent licensing, patent portfolio strategic development, and patent prosecution based in Mountain View, California. Tyson is also the inventor of 37 patents in the fields of blockchain, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, graphene-based optic fibers, nano-composite storage mediums, and social networking devices.

Tyson has testified as an expert witness on licensing in Federal District Court and is widely...

Education:
  • BS, University of Colorado
  • JD, Arizona State University
  • MSEE, Arizona State University