Associate Professor of Law
- Patent Law
- BSE, summa cum laude, Duke University
- MS, Stanford University
- JD, Stanford Law School
Amy Motomura joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 2020. Her scholarly interests focus on patent law’s role in innovation and on the design of patent law institutions. Professor Motomura teaches property and patent law and received the 2023 Excellence in Teaching Award from Loyola’s Day Student Bar Association.
Before coming to Loyola, Professor Motomura was a fellow at Stanford Law School in the Center for Law & the Biosciences and the Stanford Program in Neuroscience & Society, and she practiced as a patent attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP and Cooley LLP. She continues to serve as special counsel at Cooley LLP and is a member of the state bars of California and Washington.
- Innovation and Own Prior Art, 72 Hastings L. J. 565 (2021)
- Patient Perceptions in a Nonblinded Randomized Trial of Radiation Therapy Technologies: A Novel Survey Study Exploring Therapeutic Misconception, 108 Int'l J. of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 867 (2020) (with Dean A. Shumway, Kent A. Griffith, James Hayman, Lori J. Pierce & Reshma Jagsi)
- Federal Circuit Deference: Two Regimes in Conflict, 119 Penn St. L. Rev. 925 (2015)
- Rethinking Administrative Law’s Chenery Doctrine: Lessons from Patent Appeals at the Federal Circuit, 53 Santa Clara L. Rev. 817 (2014)
- Note, The American Jury: Can Noncitizens Still Be Excluded?, 64 Stan. L. Rev. 1503 (2012)
- Investigation of the Effects of Treatment Planning Variables in Small Animal Radiotherapy Dose Distributions, 37 Medical Physics 590 (2010) (with Magdalena Bazalova, Hu Zhou, Paul J. Keall & Edward E. Graves)
- Sex Differences in Attainment of Independent Funding by Career Development Awardees, 151 Annals of Internal Medicine 804 (2009) (with Reshma Jagsi, Kent A. Griffith, Soumya Rangarajan & Peter A. Ubel)
- Under-Representation of Women in High-Impact Published Clinical Cancer Research, 115 Cancer 3293 (2009) (with Reshma Jagsi, Sudha Amarnath, Aleksandra Jankovic, Nathan Sheets & Peter A. Ubel)
- Frequency, Nature, Effects, and Correlates of Conflicts of Interest in Published Clinical Cancer Research, 115 Cancer 2783 (2009) (with Reshma Jagsi, Nathan Sheets, Aleksandra Jankovic, Sudha Amarnath & Peter A. Ubel)