John M. Golden

  • Loomer Family Professor in Law


  • PhD Harvard
  • JD Harvard
  • AB Harvard

John Golden has taught administrative law, contracts, patent law, and writing seminars relating to innovation and intellectual property. Since 2011, he has served as faculty director of the Andrew Ben White Center in Law, Science and Social Policy. His research has focused primarily on issues relating to innovation policy, institutional design, patents, and remedies. John has a Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an A.B. in Physics and History from Harvard College. Before joining the faculty of the University of Texas School of Law, he clerked for the Honorable Michael Boudin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and then for Associate Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court. He also worked as an associate in the intellectual property department of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. John's SSRN author page is

Recent Publications

  • The Fracking Revolution: Shale Gas as a Case Study in Innovation Policy, 64 Emory Law Journal 955 (2015) (with Hannah J. Wiseman).
  • Flook Says One Thing, Diehr Says Another: A Need for Housecleaning in the Law of Patentable Subject Matter [Symposium: Cracking the Code: Ongoing Section 101 Patentability Concerns in Biotechnology and Computer Software], 82 George Washington Law Review 1765 (2014).
  • Patent Privateers: Private Enforcement’s Historical Survivors, 26 Harvard Journal of Law & Technology 545 (2013).

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