Paul Goldstein

  • Program in the Law & Economics of Intellectual Property and Antitrust at Stanford Law School

Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law

School of Law

Stanford University

559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305

(650) 723-0313

Website: Stanford faculty page

Issues: Copyright and Trademark, Patents and Intellectual Property

About Paul Goldstein

A globally recognized expert on intellectual property law, Paul Goldstein is the author of an influential four-volume treatise on U.S. copyright law and a one-volume treatise on international copyright law, as well as leading casebooks on intellectual property and international intellectual property. He has authored seven other books including two novels devoted to intellectual property themes, Errors and Omissions and A Patent Lie. Some of his other works include Copyright’s Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox, a widely acclaimed book on the history and future of copyright, and Intellectual Property: The Tough New Realities That Could Make or Break Your Business.

Professor Goldstein currently serves as of counsel at Morrison & Foerster in their intellectual property group and has been regularly included in Best Lawyers in America. He has served as chairman of the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment Advisory Panel on Intellectual Property Rights in an Age of Electronics and Information, has been a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright, and Competition Law in Munich, Germany, and was a founding faculty member of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center. In addition, before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1975, he was a professor of law at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.

LL.B., Columbia University School of Law, 1967
B.A., Brandeis University, 1964