This is an archived page. Alan Marco was the Chief Economist until July 2017.
Alan C. Marco is the Chief Economist at the US Patent and Trademark Office, and has previously served as Deputy Chief Economist and expert adviser for the USPTO. Dr. Marco obtained his PhD in Economics from U.C. Berkeley, and his academic positions include Associate Professor at Vassar College and Associate Professor at Washington and Lee University. His research focuses on policy-relevant topics in intellectual property, including uncertainty in intellectual property rights, especially as it affects patent litigation, competition, incentives for consolidation, and incentives for R&D.