• Leah Chan Grinvald
    Leah Chan Grinvald, Dean and Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law, joined the faculty of the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV in 2022. She received her J.D. from New York University Law School in 2001, where she served as the Articles & Note Editor of the Journal of International Law & Politics. After clerking for The Honorable Frank Sullivan, Jr. (ret) of the Indiana State Supreme Court, she practiced with two international law firms, Latham & Watkins LLP and at Clifford Chance US LLP in their San Diego offices. She then served as the global corporate counsel at TaylorMade Golf Company. In 2009, she joined the faculty at St. Louis University School of Law and in 2013, she joined the faculty at Suffolk University Law School. Dean Grinvald's research focuses on the enforcement of intellectual property law, and the potential negative impacts of related laws on small businesses and entrepreneurs. Her work has appeared in numerous law reviews, including Wisconsin Law Review, Fordham Law Review, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and the Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Journal, among others. Dean Grinvald's most recent work focuses on the intersection of the "right to repair" and intellectual property law.





  • Mary LaFrance
    Mary LaFrance, IGT Professor of Intellectual Property Law, joined the faculty of the William S. Boyd School of Law in 1999. She received her J.D. with High Honors from the Duke University School of Law in 1986, where she served as Executive Editor of the Duke Law Journal. She also received her M.A. in Philosophy from the Duke University School of Graduate Studies in 1986. After clerking for Judge Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Professor LaFrance practiced for three years with the Washington, D.C. office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. In 1990, Professor LaFrance joined the faculty at the Florida State University College of Law, where she taught intellectual property, taxation, and entertainment law, and also served on the faculty of the Florida State University School of Motion Pictures, Television, and Recording Arts. Professor LaFrance has authored numerous book chapters as well as six books: Intellectual Property Cases and Materials (West 4th ed. 2012) (with David Lange, Gary Myers, and Lee Ann Lockridge), Understanding Trademark Law (Carolina Academic Press 3d ed. 2016), Copyright Law in a Nutshell (West 2d ed. 2011), Global Issues in Copyright Law (West 2009), Understanding Intellectual Property Law (LexisNexis 3d ed. 2015) (with Donald S. Chisum, Tyler T. Ochoa, and Shubha Ghosh), and Entertainment Law on a Global Stage (West 2015) (with Geoffrey Scott and Lionel Sobel). Her articles have been published in numerous law reviews, including the Southern California Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Emory Law Journal, the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, and the Virginia Tax Review. From 2001-2004, she served as the law school's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor LaFrance's teaching and research interests include domestic and international intellectual property law, entertainment law, and the taxation of intellectual property.



  • Marketa Trimble
    Marketa Trimble, the Samuel S. Lionel Professor of Intellectual Property Law, specializes in international intellectual property law and publishes extensively on issues at the intersection of conflict of laws/private international law and intellectual property law. She has authored numerous works on these subjects, including Global Patents: Limits of Transnational Enforcement (Oxford University Press, 2012), and is the co-author of a leading international intellectual property law casebook, International Intellectual Property Law (with Professor Paul Goldstein, Foundation Press, 2012, 2016, and 2019). She has also authored several works in the area of cyberlaw, particularly relating to the legal issues of geoblocking and the circumvention of geoblocking. She has presented at conferences in the United States and abroad, and teaches regularly in the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center. She is a member of several professional and academic organizations; she is an elected member of the American Law Institute and of the International Academy of Comparative Law, and is as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition.


  • headshot of Youngwoo Ban
    Youngwoo Ban is a Research Librarian at the Wiener-Rogers Law Library at the William S. Boyd School of Law. Previously, Youngwoo served as a Reference Librarian at Indiana Tech Law School and as a Law Library Fellow at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Youngwoo received his J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2014, M.L.I.S. from the University of Arizona in 2016, and LL. M. in Gaming Law from the William S. Boyd School of Law in 2018. He has taught Advanced Legal Research: Intellectual Property and is currently serving as a representative to the university's Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), which is a public outreach program administered by the United States Patent & Trademark Office to support inventors and entrepreneurs.