Marketa Trimble is the Samuel S. Lionel Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She specializes in international intellectual property law, conflict of laws/private international law, and comparative law. She researches and publishes extensively on issues at the intersection of conflict of laws/private international law and intellectual property law, particularly patent law and copyright law. She has authored numerous works on topics at this intersection, including Global Patents: Limits of Transnational Enforcement (Oxford University Press, 2012), and is the co-author of a leading international intellectual property law casebook, International Intellectual Property Law (with Paul Goldstein, Foundation Press, 2012, 2016, and 2019). She has also authored several works in the area of cyberlaw, particularly on matters relating to the legal issues of geolocation and geoblocking, and the circumvention of geoblocking.
Professor Trimble has presented on intellectual property law, cyberlaw, comparative law, and private international law/conflict of laws at conferences and other events in a number of countries at organizations and agencies such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the ALAI Congress (Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale), the AIPPI World Congress (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle), the Practising Law Institute, and DEF CON. She has given presentations and lectures at many universities in the United States and abroad, including, for example, the Boston University School of Law, the Czech Technical University in Prague (the Czech Republic), Goethe University (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), the Nagoya University Graduate School of Law (Japan), the New York University School of Law, Stanford Law School, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain), University of Macerata (Italy), and the UC Berkeley School of Law. She has taught in a study abroad program and a master’s program of the George Washington University School of Law and the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center; she also has taught at the Santa Clara University School of Law, the Law School of Charles University in Prague, and the Law School of Masaryk University in Brno (the Czech Republic).
Professor Trimble is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the International Academy of Comparative Law; she is a member of the International Law Association, where she serves on the ILA Committee on Intellectual Property and Private International Law. She is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the New York State Bar Association, and other academic and professional organizations. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Conflict of Laws (Association of American Law Schools); she also served on the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Internet and Computer Law. She is a founding member of the reestablished Czech chapter of ALAI (Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale).
Professor Trimble earned her Mgr. (JD equivalent), JUDr., and Ph.D. from the Law School of Charles University in Prague, and her J.S.M. and J.S.D. from Stanford Law School. Before joining academia, Professor Trimble worked for the government of the Czech Republic and the European Commission.