Marketa Trimble

Samuel S. Lionel Professor of Intellectual Property Law
Expertise: Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Law, Patent Law, Conflict of Laws, Transnational Litigation, Private International Law, Comparative Law, European Union Law, Cyberlaw


Marketa Trimble specializes in international intellectual property law 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.

Trimble, a professor with UNLV's Boyd School of Law, has authored numerous works on these subjects, 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 Professor Paul Goldstein, Foundation Press, 2012, 2016, and 2019). She has also authored several works in the area of cyberlaw, particularly relating to the legal issues of geoblocking and the circumvention of geoblocking.

Trimble has presented at conferences in the U.S. and abroad and teaches regularly in The George Washington University Law School’s Munich Intellectual Property Law Summer Program. She is a current member of the American Law Institute, the International Academy of Comparative Law, and other academic and professional organizations. 


  • J.S.D. and J.S.M, Stanford Law School
  • JUDr. and Ph.D., Law School of Charles University, Prague

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Marketa Trimble In The News

September 30, 2021
On September 10, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied mandamus in In re OnePlus Tech. (Shenzhen) Co., confirming that the plaintiff may bypass Article 5 of the Hague Convention on the Service of Process and serve the Chinese defendant through alternative service to attorneys located in California who had represented the defendant in the past.