Areas of legal expertise: U.S. and International Intellectual Property Law, Computer and Internet Law, Unfair Trade Practices, Information Privacy Law.
View Professor Sandeen's research: SSRN Author Page -- Sharon K. Sandeen
Sharon K. Sandeen is an internationally recognized expert on trade secret law,
having written (with E. Rowe) the first casebook on trade secret law in the
United States (Cases and Materials in
Trade Secret Law) and Trade Secret
Law in a Nutshell, both published by West Academic Publishing. She is currently working on a book on international trade secret
protection to be published by Edward Elgar in 2014.
becoming a full-time Professor in 2002, Professor Sandeen practiced law for
over 15 years in Sacramento, California, first as a general business litigator
at the largest law firm in Sacramento and later as an intellectual property
specialist, where her practice included trademark registration and intellectual
property litigation. While in Sacramento, Professor Sandeen was an active
member of the local bar, serving as a founding member of the Sacramento
Intellectual Property Law Association, a member of the Executive Committee of
the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, and on
various Committees of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
Sandeen’s teaching career began in 1996 when she was appointed as an adjunct
professor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Since 1996,
she has taught an IP survey course at least once a year as well as a variety of
other IP courses, including Trademark Law, Copyright Law, Computer &
Internet Law, Trade Secret Law, and International Trade Secret Law.
legal career, Professor Sandeen has been an active member of local, state, and
national Bar Associations. Most recently, she served as the Chair of the IP
Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and as the
Editor of the IP Deskbook for the
Business Lawyer. Currently, she serves as the vice-chair of the
Publications Board of the Business Law Section of the ABA. In recognition of
her work for the ABA, she was elected as a Fellow of the ABA Foundation in 2012.