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Prof. Samuel Ernst

Prof. Samuel Ernst

Golden Gate University School of Law
Associate Professor of Law
San Francisco, CA, USA

Samuel F. Ernst is an Associate Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law, where he teaches in the areas of intellectual property, contracts, patent law, and copyright law.  Professor Ernst has authored numerous law review articles on patent law and contract law and is the co-author with Judge Timothy Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit of the chapter on "Patents" in the treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in the Federal Courts. From 2013 to 2017, Professor Ernst was a professor at the Chapman University Fowler School of Law.  Prior to entering academia Professor Ernst was a partner at the international law firm of Covington & Burling in San Francisco, practicing intellectual property and appellate litigation while maintaining an active pro bono practice focusing on veterans disability recovery, civil liberties, and homeless advocacy.  During these years Professor Ernst also co-taught Pre-Trial Civil Litigation at the U.C. Berkeley School of Law. After law school Professor Ernst served as a law clerk to the Honorable Timothy Dyk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  In 2010, Professor Ernst was recognized by the Federal Circuit Bar Association for his work on behalf of veterans. In 2006 and 2008, he received a Certificate of Excellence from the Berkeley Food and Housing Project.

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