- Patti Alleva
- Grant Christensen
- Kirsten Dauphinais
- Julia L. Ernst
- James Grijalva
- Margaret Moore Jackson
- Eric E. Johnson
- Michael S. McGinniss
- Steven R. Morrison
- Anne Mullins
- Bradley Myers
- Tammy R. P. Oltz
- Kathryn R.L. Rand
- Alexandra Sickler
- Owen Anderson
- Al Boucher
- Mark Friese
- Dan Gaustad
- Ward Johnson
- B. J. Jones
- Tracy Kennedy
- Meredith Larson
- Kiara Kraus-Parr
- Kristi Pettit Venhuizen
- Michelle Parks
- Bruce Quick
- David M. Saxowsky
- Alice R. Senechal
- Sue Swanson
- Peter Welte
- Ryan Younggren
Eric E. Johnson
Eric E. Johnson's primary scholarly interests are intellectual property and the intersection of science and law. Professor Johnson's courses include Torts I; Torts II; Intellectual Property; Patent Law; Media & Entertainment Law; Entertainment Law; Professional Writing & Communication; Sports Law; and Antitrust, Bankruptcy & Consumer Law.
Professor Johnson received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2000, where he was a member of the Board of Student Advisers and an instructor in legal reasoning and argument. He received his B.A. from the Plan II program at the University of Texas at Austin in 1994.
After law school, Professor Johnson was an associate in the litigation and intellectual-property litigation practices at Irell & Manella in Los Angeles, where his clients included Paramount, MTV, CBS, Touchstone, Immersion Corporation, and the bankruptcy estate of eToys.com. At Irell, Johnson's matters included claims of patent infringement in the video-game industry, copyright infringement of a television series, breach of a motion-picture director's contract, and breach of a profit-participation clause in a television executive-producer's contract. Professor Johnson later became in-house counsel to Fox Cable Networks in Los Angeles, drafting and negotiating deals for Fox Sports Net (FSN) and Fox College Sports.
Outside of his legal career, Professor Johnson was a top-40 radio disc jockey, a stand-up comic, and a consultant at an early-stage internet start-up. In 2005, he was awarded a patent on a headrest he invented for patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
Before joining the UND faculty, Johnson taught as an adjunct professor at Whittier Law School and the Pepperdine University School of Law, teaching Patent Law, Trademarks, and Entertainment Law. He has also taught as a visiting professor at Texas Tech University School of Law.
Professor Johnson is the author of Blog Law Blog, covering the legal aspects of blogging, which was selected as one of the top 100 law blogs in 2011 by the ABA Journal.
Disentangling the Right of Publicity
111 Northwestern University Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2017)
The Case for Eliminating Patent Law's Inequitable-Conduct Doctrine
___ Columbia Law Review Online ___ (forthcoming 2017)
Agencies and Science-Experiment Risk
2016 University of Illinois Law Review 527 (2016)
The Economics and Sociality of Sharing Intellectual Property Rights
94 Boston University Law Review 1935 (2014) - SSRN
Intellectual Property and the Incentive Fallacy
39 Florida State University Law Review 623 (2012) - SSRN
Negligence's X Factor
2012 Cardozo Law Review de novo 318 (2012) - SSRN
The NFL, Intellectual Property, and the Conquest of Sports Media
86 North Dakota Law Review 759 (2010) (symposium issue) - SSRN
Trade Secret Subject Matter
33 Hamline Law Review 545 (2010) (symposium issue) - SSRN
A Populist Manifesto for Learning the Law
60 Journal of Legal Education 41 (2010) - SSRN
Intellectual Property's Need for a Disability Perspective
20 George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal 181 (2010) - SSRN
The Black-Hole Case: The Injunction Against the End of the World
76 Tennessee Law Review 819 (2009) - SSRN
Rethinking Sharing Licenses for the Entertainment Media
26 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 391 (2008) - SSRN
Calibrating Patent Lifetimes
22 Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal 269 (2006 ) - SSRN
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
Harvard Law School‚ J.D., cum laude, 2000
University of Texas at Austin‚ B.A., with highest honors and special honors, 1994
Major: Plan II Honors Program
Northwestern University‚ B.S.J. candidate, 1990 to 1991
Major: Journalism, Medill School of Journalism
Admitted to Practice:
State Bar of California
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Fox Cable Networks
Los Angeles, California‚ 2005 to 2007
Irell & Manella LLP
Los Angeles, California‚ 2000 to 2004
Associate in the litigation and intellectual-property litigation practices.
Debevoise & Plimpton
New York, N.Y.‚ 1999
Summer associate in the litigation practice.
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
New York, N.Y.‚ 1998 and 1999
Summer associate in the litigation and corporate departments.
London, UK‚ 1998
Visiting article clerk in the company, commercial, and banking practice.
Menlo Park, CA‚ 1996
Consultant at very early stage internet start-up. Worked in operations eventually spun off as publicly traded beyond.com, a software retailer.