Roger Allan Ford

Franklin Pierce Faculty Fellow
Phone: (603) 513-5204
Office: UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301
Roger Allan Ford

Roger Allan Ford is a Professor of Law and Faculty Fellow in the Franklin Pierce Center for Law and Technology. He joined the law school in 2014, where he teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property, privacy, and other ways the law regulates information. In addition to his roles at UNH, he is a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

Before coming to UNH, he served as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School and a Microsoft Research Fellow at NYU School of Law’s Information Law Institute. He also practiced law at Covington & Burling LLP and clerked for Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2005, where he was an editor on the University of Chicago Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. While at Chicago, he was an MVP² Fellow in law and technology in the John M. Olin Program in Law & Economics and worked as a research assistant to Judge Richard A. Posner and Professor William M. Landes. Before law school, he studied chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Roger Ford



  • J.D., University of Chicago
  • S.B., Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Ethics/Values in Science and Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Law
  • Law & Economics
  • Law & Technology
  • Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks
  • Privacy

Courses Taught

  • LGP 903: Administrative Process
  • LGP 939: Privacy Law
  • LGP 952: Property
  • LIP 987: Internet Law
  • LRS 905: Independent Study
  • TECH 780/880: Intellectual Property Law

Selected Publications

Ford, R. A. (2018). Trade Secrets and Information Security in the Age of Sports Analytics. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from

Ford, R. A. (2017). The Uneasy Case for Patent Federalism. Wisconsin Law Review, 2017, 551-609. Retrieved from

Ford, R. A. (2016). THE PATENT SPIRAL. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW REVIEW, 164(4), 827-870. Retrieved from

Ford, R. A. (2016). Unilateral Invasions of Privacy. Notre Dame Law Review, 91, 1075-1116. Retrieved from

Ford, R. A., & Price, W. N. I. I. (2016). Privacy and Accountability in Black-Box Medicine. Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, 23, 1-43. Retrieved from


Ford, R. A. (n.d.). Data Scams. SSRN Electronic Journal. doi:10.2139/ssrn.3281460