About David S. Olson

Professor Olson is an associate professor at Boston College Law School. He teaches patents, intellectual property, and antitrust law. Professor Olson researches and writes primarily in the areas of patent law and copyright. Professor Olson came to Boston College from Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, where he researched in patent law and litigated copyright fair use impact cases.

Before entering academia, Professor Olson practiced as a patent litigator at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Professor Olson clerked for Judge Jerry Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Present Associate Professor, Boston College Law School

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Patent Law, Intellectual Property, and Antitrust Law


  • Fall 2015: Intellectual Property Survey
  • Spring 2016: Patent Law, U.S. and International Antitrust Law

Contact Information

David S. Olson
Associate Professor of Law
Boston College Law School
885 Centre St.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Office Location:
Stuart 504


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