• Professor, College of Law


  • J.D., Law, Harvard
  • B.S., Physics, University of Utah


Jonas Anderson teaches patent law, intellectual property, trade secrets, civil procedure, and property at the University of Utah. Before coming to Utah, he taught at American University in Washington D.C. for over a decade. He has also visited at Georgetown University Law School and the University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law. Professor Anderson spent the 2014-2015 school year as a Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar at the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Professor Anderson’s scholarly work primarily focuses on patent law, with an emphasis on patent litigation. His articles have appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Boston College Law Review, among others. His academic articles have been cited by a variety of sources, including the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the New York Times. Professor Anderson has recently testified before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on the problematic nature of district courts competing for patent cases.
Prior to entering academia, Professor Anderson clerked for Judge Alan D. Lourie of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before that, he practiced patent litigation and intellectual property licensing at Latham & Watkins in Silicon Valley, California and was a Microsoft research fellow at Berkeley Law School. Professor Anderson is a graduate of the University of Utah (B.S., Physics; minor in Creative Writing) and Harvard Law School (J.D.).
Aside from research and teaching, Professor Anderson spends most of his time cheering on the Running Utes and exploring Utah’s wilderness with his two kids and his wife, Jenn.