IP Law Faculty
Three full-time members of the faculty participate in teaching and administering the GGUIPLC. Their efforts are supported by a dedicated team of more than 15 adjunct professors, all of whom are active practitioners.
Marc H. Greenberg is Professor of Law, founding Director, and currently Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Law Center and Program at Golden Gate University of Law. A member of the faculty since 2000, he teaches Intellectual Property Survey, Internet and Software Law, Intellectual Property and New Technology, and Entertainment Law in the IP curriculum. He also teaches Civil Procedure, Business Associations and related courses in the general curriculum. He was the 2010-2011 Chair of the Art Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools, and is a past co-chair of the Copyright Section of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association.
Professor Greenberg received his A.B. degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley; his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he served as an articles editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and published the first of his scholarly works analyzing the First Amendment cases of the Supreme Court’s 1978 term.
Professor Greenberg’s scholarship has focused on legal issues pertaining to content on the Internet, obscenity law in online contexts, and copyright issues both in the U.S and in China. He is presently working on a book focusing on comic books, creativity and the law. His articles have been published in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, The Syracuse Journal of Law and Technology, The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, and The Loyola Chicago University Journal of International Law.
Before joining the GGU faculty, Professor Greenberg practiced IP, entertainment and business law, in both transactional work as well as litigation, in several firms in Northern California. He was of counsel to Chickering and Gregory in San Francisco and was a managing partner in his own firm, Nelsen and Greenberg, also in San Francisco.
William Gallagher is Professor and Co-Director of the IP Law Center at the Golden Gate University School of Law, where he teaches courses on intellectual property litigation, intellectual property law, torts, and legal ethics. He also currently serves as Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship. From 2009-2011, Professor Gallagher was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at the UC Berkeley School of Law.
Professor Gallagher received his JD from the UCLA School of Law; his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program); his MA from the University of Chicago; and his BA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Professor Gallagher is the author of articles on intellectual property law and professional ethics, which have appeared in the Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal, Santa Clara Law Review, Pepperdine Law Review, Law and Social Inquiry, Center for the Study of Law and Society/Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program Faculty Working Papers (University of California, Berkeley School of Law), and the Law and Politics Book Review. His edited book, International Essays in Law and Society: Intellectual Property, was published in 2007 by Ashgate Press. Professor Gallagher is also the founding editor of The IP Law Book Review.
Before entering full-time academia, Professor Gallagher was a partner in the San Francisco office of Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, where he specialized in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and related intellectual property litigation in both state and federal courts nationwide.
Chester Chuang is an associate professor at the Golden Gate University School of Law, where he teaches contracts and patent law. His research focuses on patent law.
Professor Chuang received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and his B.S. in Pharmacy from the Ohio State University. His most recent work examines the role of declaratory judgment actions in patent litigation: Offensive Venue: The Curious Use of Declaratory Judgment to Forum Shop in Patent Litigation, 80 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1065 (2012) (comparing venue transfer rates in declaratory judgment patent cases and non-declaratory judgment patent cases); Unjust Patents & Bargaining Breakdown: When is Declaratory Relief Needed?, 64 S.M.U. L. Rev. 895 (2011) (examining how courts can use declaratory judgment jurisdiction to address uncertain patent scope and promote innovation).
Professor Chuang is currently on leave while working as Senior Corporate Counsel, Content Protection Technology for the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation in Los Angeles, California.
Prior to entering academia, Professor Chuang was Senior Corporate Counsel for Electronics For Imaging, Inc., a leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for the commercial printing and enterprise markets. He also worked previously as an associate with O’Melveny & Myers and Perkins Coie, specializing in IP licensing and litigation, and served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Saundra Brown Armstrong, U.S. District Court, N. D. Cal.
Professor Marc H. Greenberg
Professor William Gallagher
Associate Professor Chester Chuang