Adjunct Faculty

A number of William Mitchell’s intellectual property courses are taught by adjunct faculty who are employed at leading intellectual property businesses and law firms, including 3M, Cargill, and Merchant & Gould.

Intellectual Property Institute Full-time Faculty

With three full-time faculty members and a cadre of distinguished adjunct faculty from the IP community in the Twin Cities, the Intellectual Property Institute has one of the largest IP faculty of any law school nationwide. The addition of Professor Jay Erstling, an internationally recognized practitioner in patent law, positions the institute as one of the top programs in the United States and a vital intellectual property resource for the legal community.

Professor of Law

R. Carl Moy

Former patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C., attorney at Merchant & Gould, Minneapolis, patent agent for Parkhurst & Oliff, Alexandria, Va., and guest researcher for the Max Planck Institute for Patent, Copyright, and Unfair Competition Law, Munich, Germany. Authored Moy’s Walker on Patents.

Professor of Law

Kenneth Port

Specializes in U.S. and international trademark law and issues regarding Japanese law. Twice awarded Fulbright Research Grants at Tokyo University and winner of the Ladas Memorial Award, which annually recognizes the best published trademark law article in the world.

Professor of Law

Jay Erstling

Past director of the Patent Cooperation Treaty in Geneva, Switzerland. Past advisor to the director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Academic interests include protecting indigenous works.