About John Eden


John Eden is an intellectual property lawyer currently working for a start up in Palo Alto, California. He previously worked as an IP litigator for Wilson, Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California and as an intellectual property and technology lawyer for Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Melbourne, Australia.

Prior to joining PSA as a regular contributor, John served as a teaching and research assistant to Professor Lawrence Lessig of Stanford Law School. The recipient of a Mellon Humanities Fellowship from Stanford University and a number of other academic fellowships, John has extensive training in analytic philosophy, legal theory, and social science. His academic interests include international justice, national security, the role of human psychology in political institutions, the limits of Law & Economics, and U.S. constitutional law.

John has authored a number of law review articles and book reviews, including The Case for Reauthorizing Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (Duke Law Journal 2006), Unnecessary Indeterminacy: Process Patent Protection After Kinik v. ITC (Duke Law & Technology Review 2006), as well as co-authored a review of Deborah Rhode's Access to Justice (American Political Science Association, Law and Politics Book Review 2005) and a review of Larry Kramer's The People Themselves (American Political Science Association, Law and Politics Book Review 2004). He holds a J.D. and an LLM from Duke University School of Law, an M.A. in philosophy from Stanford University, and a B.A. in philosophy from Loyola University Chicago.

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