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Intellectual Property Faculty

  • Jonathan D’Silva is the Director of the Intellectual Property Law Clinic located at the Happy Valley LaunchBox and an Assistant Professor of Law. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, Washington D.C., and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
    Jonathan is the founder and principal of his solo boutique Intellectual Property law firm MMI Intellectual Property located in Erie, Pennsylvania. Jonathan is global IP counsel for several multinational corporations as well as counsel for several universities, small businesses, inventors, and creatives at every stage of their development and of all ages.

  • Kane

    Eileen Kane is a Professor of Law at Penn State Law, specializing in teaching and scholarship at the juncture of technology and the law. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Cornell University, where she received a research fellowship and the Vincent du Vigneaud Award for Excellence in Research. She has published scientific papers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of Virology and conducted research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Professor Kane’s interest in the intersection of science and the law led her to obtain a J.D. and work as a scientific advisor and patent attorney in a major New York City law firm prior to entering academia.

  • Andrea Matwyshyn
    Dr. Andrea M. Matwyshyn is an academic and author whose work focuses on the intersection of technology design, innovation policy, and law, particularly information security/ "cybersecurity," artificial intelligence/machine learning, health tech and infodemiology, consumer privacy, intellectual property, technology competition, and workforce pipeline policy.
  • Geoffrey Scott

    Professor Scott has a wide range of teaching and scholarly interests, but his focus is in intellectual property and on the intersection of the worlds of artistic and scientific expression and the law. He has given particular attention to the protection of cultural properties in both Europe and Asia, to domestic and international entertainment issues with an emphasis on music, and to the representation of the individual professional athlete. He received a Fulbright Scholar award in 2004-2005 for his research in the protection of cultural and ethnographic properties in Asia, and he has been a visiting professor and scholar at the University of Delaware Graduate College of Marine Studies in the fields of biotechnology and intellectual property law.