Photograph: Patricia Judd.

Patricia Judd

Kurt M. Sager Memorial Distinguished Professor of International and Commercial Law
Director, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Center
A.B., Duke University, 1995
J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1998
LL.M., George Washington University Law School, 2001
Contact Information:
785.670.1670
Room 212

Professor Patricia Judd teaches much of the intellectual property law curriculum at Washburn Law, drawing from her rich practice experiences in both domestic and international intellectual property regulation. Her scholarship focuses on international structures governing intellectual property protection, including multilateral institutions such as the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization, as well as plurilateral, regional, and bilateral initiatives. She is a recognized expert on the nexus between intellectual property protection and international trade law and has written extensively on the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). She holds an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from The George Washington University Law School, a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, and an A.B. from Duke University.

Prior to her arrival at Washburn, Professor Judd was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School in New York. Before entering the academy, Professor Judd served as Executive Director, International Copyright Enforcement and Trade Policy for the Association of American Publishers in Washington, D.C. She also was a trademark attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and an international consultant to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in Sydney, Australia. She has advised U.S. and foreign governments regarding intellectual property protection and international trade policy and has directed intellectual property enforcement initiatives worldwide.

Professor Judd is Director of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Center.

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Trademark Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Advanced Intellectual Property Law
  • International Intellectual Property Law
Support Staff
Shirley Jacobson
785.670.1106
Room 236A