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  • Roger Allan Ford is Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Fellow in the Franklin Pierce Center for Law and Technology. He joined the law school in 2014, where he teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property, privacy, and other ways the law regulates information. In addition to his roles at UNH, he is a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

    Before coming to UNH, he served as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School and a Microsoft Research Fellow at NYU School of Law’s Information Law Institute. He also practiced law at Covington & Burling LLP and clerked for Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

    He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2005, where he was an editor on the University of Chicago Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. While at Chicago, he was an MVP² Fellow in law and technology in the John M. Olin Program in Law & Economics and worked as a research assistant to Judge Richard A. Posner and Professor William M. Landes. Before law school, he studied chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Data ScamsHouston law review / University of Houston.  57. 2019
    2017 The Uneasy Case for Patent FederalismWisconsin Law Review.  2017:551-609. 2017
    2016 THE PATENT SPIRALUniversity of Pennsylvania Law Review.  164:827-870. 2016
    2016 Privacy and Accountability in Black-Box MedicineMichigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review.  23:1-43. 2016
    2016 Unilateral Invasions of PrivacyNotre Dame Law Review.  91:1075-1116. 2016
    2013 PATENT INVALIDITY VERSUS NONINFRINGEMENTCornell Law Review.  99:71-128. 2013
    2010 Modeling the Effects of Peremptory Challenges on Jury Selection and Jury VerdictsGeorge Mason Law Review.  17:377-422. 2010
    2005 Preemption of state spam laws by the federal CAN-SPAM ActUniversity of Chicago Law Review.  72:355-384. 2005
    Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of Optimization
    Privacy When Form Doesn't Follow Function
    Which Practicing Entities Assert Patents?


    Year Title
    2018 Trade Secrets and Information Security in the Age of Sports Analytics 2018

    Teaching Activities

  • Intellectual Property Law Taught course 2019
  • Independent Study Taught course 2019
  • Property Taught course 2019
  • Privacy Law Taught course 2018
  • Internet Law Taught course 2018
  • Internet Law Taught course 2018
  • Property Taught course 2018
  • Patent Law Taught course 2017
  • Privacy Law Taught course 2017
  • Property Taught course 2017
  • Patent Law Taught course 2016
  • Privacy Law Taught course 2016
  • Fund of Intellectual Property Taught course 2016
  • Patent Law Taught course 2016
  • Fund of Intellectual Property Taught course 2015
  • Patent Law Taught course 2015
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Roger Allan Ford