David S. Olson

David Olson is an associate professor and the faculty director of the Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Boston College Law School. He teaches patent law, intellectual property law, antitrust law, and various seminars.  In 2012, he received the Professor Emil Slizewski Award for Faculty Excellence.

Olson came to Boston College from Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, where he conducted research on patent law and litigated copyright fair use impact cases. Before entering academia, Olson practiced law as a patent litigator. He clerked for Judge Jerry Smith of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.