Jonas Anderson

Associate Professor of Law

Office: Room Y225
Phone: 202-274-4273
Email: vCard

Jonas Anderson is Associate Professor of Law at the American University Washington College of Law. Before coming to American University, he worked as a research fellow with the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at U.C. Berkeley Law School. Prior to that, Professor Anderson clerked for Judge Alan D. Lourie of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also practiced patent litigation and intellectual property licensing at Latham & Watkins in Silicon Valley, California. He was a Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar at the United States Patent & Trademark Office in 2014/2015.

Professor Anderson teaches and writes about patent law, trade secret law, and property law. His work has appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, and the North Carolina Law Review, among others. His brief in Teva v. Sandoz was cited by the Supreme Court and his article Informal Deference: A Historical, Empirical, and Normative Analysis of Patent Claim Construction, 108 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1 (2014) (co-authored with Peter S. Menell) was cited in all three opinions in the Federal Circuit’s recent en banc decision in Lighting Ballast v. Philips.

He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D.) and the University of Utah (B.S., Physics/Creative Writing).

Areas of Specialization

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law
  • Trade Secrets
  • Property Law

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., Harvard University 2006
  • B.S., University of Utah 2002 (Physics/Creative Writing)