John Golden is the Loomer Family Professor in Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches patent law, administrative law, and contract law. He previously worked in the intellectual property department of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Boston.

Prior to law school at Harvard, Golden completed a Ph.D. in physics at Harvard, where he also obtained his undergraduate degree. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Michael Boudin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and for the Honorable Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court.

Recent Posts by John Golden

FTC v. Watson Pharmaceuticals: Another Piece Of The Puzzling Marketplace For Health Care Innovation

It is too soon to tell whether deciding the fate of national health reform last year in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius has generally emboldened the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve legal uncertainties affecting the health care system. Nonetheless, 2012-2013 will be a busy...

A Cure For Patent Pathology? The Supreme Court Reviews The Patentability Of Human Genes

“Are human genes patentable?” On November 30, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to answer this single question in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. Of course, the petitioners, including health care providers, professional associations, and patients, worded the question...

December 7, 2012