Prof. David S. Olson

Associate Professor of Law, Boston College Law School

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.

  • B.A., University of Kansas
  • J.D., Harvard University

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Publications and Multimedia
Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 4-6-17 featuring David S. Olson
April 06, 2017
Impression Products v. Lexmark International and the Law of Patent Exhaustion - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
March 09, 2017
Taking Private Property? Examining the Patent Review Process - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
July 14, 2016
Resale Price Maintenance & State Law Holdups
White Paper
February 23, 2016
Copyright Revision - Event Video
2014 National Lawyers Convention
November 14, 2014
Is IP Property or Government-Conferred Monopoly? - Event Audio/Video
16th Annual Faculty Conference
January 09, 2014
Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc. - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 12-30-13 featuring David Olson
December 30, 2013
Boon or Bane for Technological Innovation?: Software Patents - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
November 19, 2012
Kappos v. Hyatt - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 05-16-12 featuring David Olson
May 16, 2012
Will Americans Continue to Invent? - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
February 02, 2012
IP and Parallel Importation - Event Audio/Video
2011 National Lawyers Convention
November 10, 2011
The America Invents Act: First to File versus First to Invent? - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
June 20, 2011
Patent Enforcement in the 21st Century - Event Audio
Boston Lawyers Chapter, Intellectual Property Practice Group, and Litigation Practice Group
June 01, 2011
Costco v. Omega - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 12-15-10 featuring David Olson
December 15, 2010
Patents in the Supreme Court: Bilski v. Kappos - Podcast
Intellectual Proerty Practice Group
July 19, 2010