Patricia Campbell

Law School Professor,
Director, Intellectual Property Law Program, and
Director, Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center




(410) 706-2569


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  • BA, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MA, University of Pittsburgh
  • JD, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • LLM, Santa Clara University School of Law

Professor Patricia Campbell joined the Maryland Carey Law faculty in 2007 after spending several years in private practice with law firms and corporations. Immediately prior to her faculty appointment at the law school, she was associate general counsel at Kajeet, Inc., a telecommunications company in Bethesda, Maryland. Her prior experience also included time in private practice as a litigator and transactional attorney with the Fish & Neave IP Group at Ropes & Gray in Palo Alto, California, and Washington, D.C.

Professor Campbell teaches courses on patent law, trademarks and unfair competition, and the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust. She also serves as director of the Intellectual Property Law Program and as director of the Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center and its Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic. Professor Campbell’s research interests include issues relating to patent law and inventions created within the university community, as well as anticounterfeiting measures for high-tech electronics and consumer products. She recently completed a research project for the Defense Microelectronics Activity (U.S. Department of Defense), in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland, College Park.


Debugging the Trademark Laws: The Lanham Act and Counterfeit Microelectronics, 31 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal 211 (2023).

University Inventions Reconsidered: Debunking the Myth of University Ownership, 11 William & Mary Business Law Review 77 (2019).

University Classroom Presentations as Prior Art Disclosures: Are Engineering Capstone Teams Unknowingly Giving Away the Fruits of Their Labor?, 18 North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology 187 (2016).

Coping with the America Invents Act: Patent Challenges for Startup Companies, 8 Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal 355 (2013). Abstract

The Emperor's New Clothes: Intellectual Property Protections in China, 7 Journal of Business & Technology Law 69 (2012) (with Michael Pecht). Abstract