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John M. Golden

  • Loomer Family Professor in Law


  • PhD Harvard
  • JD Harvard
  • AB Harvard

John Golden has taught administrative law, contracts, patent law, and writing seminars relating to innovation and intellectual property. Since 2011, he has served as faculty director of the Andrew Ben White Center in Law, Science and Social Policy. His research has focused primarily on issues relating to innovation policy, institutional design, patents, and remedies. John has a Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an A.B. in Physics and History from Harvard College. Before joining the faculty of the University of Texas School of Law, he clerked for the Honorable Michael Boudin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and then for Associate Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court. He also worked as an associate in the intellectual property department of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. John's SSRN author page is

Recent Publications

  • Patent Privateers: Private Enforcement’s Historical Survivors, 26 Harvard Journal of Law & Technology 545 (2013).
  • The USPTO’s Soft Power: Who Needs Chevron Deference, 66 SMU Law Review 541 (2013).
  • Proliferating Patents and Patent Law’s “Cost Disease”, 51 Houston Law Review 455 (2013).

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Contact Information

John M. Golden

Work (512) 232-1469

Fax (512) 471-6988

Office: JON 6.235
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Faculty Assistant

Judy L. Winter
(512) 232-1100

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