Areas of legal expertise: U.S. and International Intellectual Property Law, Computer and Internet Law, Unfair Trade Practices, Information Privacy Law.
View Professor Sandeen's research: SSRN Author Page -- Sharon K. Sandeen
Professor Sandeen practiced law for more than 15 years and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law for five years before coming to Hamline in the fall of 2002. Since 1996, she has taught a wide variety of intellectual property courses, including the IP survey course, Trademark Law, Copyright Law, International Intellectual Property, Computer and Internet Law, E-Commerce, and Information Privacy. Professor Sandeen's research interests and recent scholarship focus on trade secret law.
Upon graduating from law school in 1985, Professor Sandeen focused her practice on trademark and trade secret law and intellectual property litigation. An active member of the federal bar during her years of practice, Professor Sandeen served on the Civil Justice Advisory Group for the U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of California, and as a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.
She was a founding member of the Intellectual Property Section of the Sacramento County Bar and a former member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law Section. She currently co-chairs the Intellectual Property Desk Book Working Group of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association.