John Golden

John Golden
  • The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • Edward S. Knight Chair in Law, Entrepreneurialism and Innovation
  • Faculty Fellow (2021-2022)
  • "Resilient Legal Systems for Innovation, Risk Regulation, and Democratic Governance"

John Golden is the Edward S. Knight Chair in Law, Entrepreneurialism and Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. At the law school, he also serves as faculty director of the Andrew Ben White Center in Law, Science and Social Policy. Professor Golden has taught courses on administrative law, contracts, patent law, and innovation and intellectual property. His main research interests involve questions of intellectual property, innovation policy, and government structure, procedures, and norms of practice. 

He is a co-author of Principles of Patent Law (7th ed., 2018). He has authored or coauthored various articles and book chapters, including articles appearing in leading law journals such as the Columbia Law Review, Texas Law Review, and Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. He has also co-authored multiple physics articles published in Physical Review B.

Golden obtained a Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University before attending law school. After law school, 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. Professor Golden has previously had academic visits at Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology & Society and Law & Economics Center, and the University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering.