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Eric Goldman
Eric Goldman, Law Professor, SCU | Co-Director, SCU High Tech Law Institute

Eric Goldman

Eric Goldman is a Professor of Law and Co-Director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Before he became a full-time academic in 2002, he practiced Internet law for 8 years in the Silicon Valley.  His research and teaching focuses on Internet, IP and advertising law topics, and he blogs on these topics at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog and the Tertium Quid blog at Forbes.  Managing IP magazine has named him to a shortlist of North American “IP Thought Leaders” each of the past two years, and in 2011, he received the “IP Vanguard” award (in the academic/public policy category) from the California State Bar’s IP Section.

Are Employee Non-Compete Clauses Good?

By Eric Goldman
Newly hired employees routinely must accept non-compete restrictions as a condition of employment, but don’t interpret the ubiquity of...
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When Does Social Media Chatter Become Criminal?

By Eric Goldman
Social media combines the power of print with the immediacy of conversation. While social media frequently enriches our lives, it also...
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Can You Trademark How a Food Tastes?

By Eric Goldman
You may remember the advertising campaign for Coke Zero. The gag is that Coke Zero allegedly tasted so much like "real" Coke that one division...
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Can a Business Tell You to Not Write a Review?

By Eric Goldman
Imagine a dentist telling his or her patients that they can’t write online reviews. Or a hotel deducting money from a newly married couple’s security...
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Google: Noun or Verb?

By Eric Goldman
Google is one of the most valuable trademarks in the world. In 2011, Forbes estimated its value at $44 billion. A more recent...
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