Scheller College of Business
Dr. Stuart Graham teaches and conducts research on the economics of the patent system, intellectual property (IP) strategies, IP transactions, and the relationship of IP to entrepreneurship and the commercialization of new technologies. He received his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds other advanced degrees in Law (JD), Business (MBA), and Information Systems (MA). An attorney licensed in New York State, he has written on companies’ intellectual property and litigation strategies, patenting by hi-tech startups and entrepreneurs, and comparisons of the US and European patent systems. His recent research has been published in the journal Science, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Management Science, the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Management Strategy, and the Annals of Economics and Statistics, among other venues.
Dr. Graham has testified about the patent system before the US Federal Trade Commission, and has served as a scientific expert to the European Patent Office, the European Trademark Office (OHIM), Industry Canada, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). His research has attracted funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Tokyo Foundation, among others. He spent the 2007-2008 academic year at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (UC Berkeley Law School) as the Kauffman Foundation Fellow in Social Science and Law, and has been named a Gottfried Leibniz Fellow in Industrial Economics, a prominent grant by the German government.
Dr. Graham is on leave during 2010-2011 serving as the Chief Economist at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.