Sharon Sandeen

Sharon K. Sandeen

Professor
Email: ssandeen@hamline.edu
Phone: 651-523-2762

 

BA, University of California, Berkeley
JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge
LLM, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 


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


Professor 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.

 

Prior to 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 California.

 

Professor 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.

 

Throughout her 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. 

 

Publications


Panel III: Trade Secrets and Other Avenues for Protection of Advanced Technology Research, 20 FORDHAM INTELL. PROP. MEDIA & ENT. L.J. (2010). (moderator: Hugh C. Hansen et. al.)
 
The Evolution of Trade Secret Law and Why Courts Commit Error When They Do Not Follow the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, 33 HAMLINE L. REV. 493 (2010).
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DESK BOOK FOR BUSINESS LAWYERS: A TRANSACTIONS-BASED GUIDE TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (editor) (2d ed. 2009).
 
Identifying and Keeping the Genie in the Bottle: The Practical and Legal Realities of Trade Secrets in Bankruptcy Proceedings, 44 GONZ. L. REV. 81 (2009).
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Kewanee Revisited: Returning to First Principles of Intellectual Property Law to Determine the Issue of Federal Preemption, 12 MARQ. INTELL. PROP. L. REV. 299 (2008).
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DESK BOOK FOR BUSINESS LAWYERS: A TRANSACTIONS-BASED GUIDE TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (editor) (2007).
 
Trade Secret Law: The Cinderella of Intellectual Property Law, in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INFORMATION WEALTH, ISSUES AND PRACTICES IN THE DIGITAL AGE (Peter K. Yu ed., 2006).
 
Relative Privacy: What Privacy Advocates Can Learn from Trade Secret Law, 2006 MICH. ST. L. REV. 667 (2006).
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A Contract by Any Other Name is Still a Contract: Examining the Effectiveness of Trade Secret Clauses to Protect Databases, 45 IDEA 119 (2005).
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Defenders of Small Business?: A Perspective on the Supreme Court’s Recent Trademark Jurisprudence, 30 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 1705 (2004).
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The Sense and Nonsense of Web Site Terms of Use Agreements, 26 HAMLINE L. REV. 499 (2003).
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In for A Calf Is Not Always in for A Cow: An Analysis of the Constitutional Right of Anonymity As Applied to Anonymous E-Commerce, 29 HASTINGS CONST. L.Q. 527 (2002).
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Preserving the Public Trust in State-Owned Intellectual Property: A Recommendation for Legislative Action, 32 MCGEORGE L. REV. 385 (2001).
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Conflicting Rights: Intellectual Property Litigation and the Privilege Against Self Incrimination, 3 PROPRIETARY RTS. J. 9 (1991).