Roger Ford is a lawyer and expert on intellectual property, privacy, trade secrecy, and law and technology. He is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of New Hampshire and Faculty Fellow at the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, where he teaches and writes about patent law, trade secrecy, information privacy, and civil procedure. His recent publications include Secrets and Information Security in the Age of Sports Analytics, forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law; Unilateral Invasions of Privacy, forthcoming in the Notre Dame Law Review; The Patent Spiral, forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review; and Patent Invalidity Versus Noninfringement, published in the Cornell Law Review.
Before coming to New Hampshire, Ford taught at the University of Chicago, New York University, and George Mason University. He also practiced patent and trademark litigation and privacy law at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington DC and served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Ford received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 2005 and a bachelor of science in chemistry from MIT in 2002. He is a member of the Massachusetts and District of Columbia Bars.