Faculty Biography

Maria V. Stout

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • JD 2008, University of San Diego School of Law
  • BS 1999, United States Naval Academy

Areas of Expertise

Professor Stout teaches patent law.

Professional Experience

Stout is a partner at the law firm of Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear in San Diego, where she practices in many areas of intellectual property law including patent prosecution, litigation and licensing. Prior to law school, Stout was a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy. She is registered to practice with the U.S. Patent Trademark Office.

Honors and Affiliations

Stout served as editor-in-chief of the San Diego Law Review. She graduated from USD School of Law magna cum laude as a member of the Order of the Coif.

Key Works

Stout’s publications include “Crossing the TRIPS Nondiscrimination Line: How CAFTA Pharmaceutical Patent Provisions Violate TRIPS Article 27.1” in 14 Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law 177 (2008).

Fall 2014 Classes

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