Assistant Professor of Law Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law
Whittier Law School
How long have you been involved with this area of practice and what made you initially interested in this area?
I have been practicing intellectual property law for over 10 years, first in private practice and more recently as an academic. Before attending law school, I was a musician, and it was my connection to music that first attracted me to intellectual property classes in law school. Almost immediately, however, I discovered that intellectual property law offered much more: an opportunity to continue learning throughout my career. As an attorney, my practice ranged among patent, trademark, copyright, and entertainment litigation, and for each case I worked on, I found myself having to learn something new — a new technology, a new industry and a new set of developing laws. That continual development has kept me inspired to stay in the field.