Bio - Stuart Graham
Dr. Stuart Graham is the Chief Economist at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, where he manages a team of economists researching the impact of intellectual property on the economy. Dr. Graham's research focuses on the economics of the patent system, intellectual property (IP) transactions, and the relationship of IP to entrepreneurship and the commercialization of new technologies. He received his PhD at the University of California, 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 has been named a Kauffman Foundation Fellow in Social Science and Law at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall Law School, and a Gottfried Leibniz Fellow in Industrial Economics, a prominent grant by the German government. He is currently serving the United States while on leave from his academic post at Georgia Tech.