I received my undergraduate degree (in American Studies) from Amherst College and my graduate degrees (J.D. and Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization) from Harvard University. Between 1982 and 1984, I served as a law clerk, first to Judge Harry T. Edwards of the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then to Justice Thurgood Marshall.  Since 1984, I have taught at Harvard Law School, where I am currently the WilmerHale Professor of Intellectual Property Law.

My curriculum vitae is available here.

A disclosure of financial interests that might bias my analyses of legal issues is available here.