Visiting Speaker Series

Academics are invited to the USPTO to present their latest research on patent, trademark, trade secret or copyright issues. Find their recent research at their scholar pages linked below.


November 14 - "Catalysts for Gender Inclusion in Innovation: The Role of Universities and their Top Inventors," Mercedes Delgado (Copenhagen Business School)

October 24 - "Strategic Citation: A Reassessment," Jeffrey Kuhn (UNC Chapel Hill)

October 10 - "The Patent Troll: Benign Middleman or Stick-Up Artist?," Ufuk Akcigit (The University of Chicago)

September 18 - "Intellectual Property Rights and U.S. Trade," William Lincoln (Claremont McKenna College)

August 15 - "Reliance on Science in Patenting," Matt Marx (Boston University)

May 28 - "International trademarking and exports: A predictive analysis," Trevor Kollmann (Swinburne University of Technology)

May 13 - "Automatically Learning and Labeling Section Types for Structured Documents," Mark Finlayson (Florida International University)

May 9 - "The Innovation Gap in Pink and Black," Lisa D. Cook (Michigan State University)

April 11 - "Changes in the Demographics of American Inventors, 1870 – 1940," Michael Andrews (National Bureau of Economic Research)

March 27 - "TM-Link," Benjamin Mitra-Kahn (IP Australia)


November 1 - "Using Google Trends and Trademark Data to Value Brands," Georg von Graevenitz (Queen Mary University of London)

September 27 - "Effects of Copyrights on Science," Petra Moser (New York University School of Business)

September 20 - "Helping the Little Guy: The Impact of Government Awards on Small Technology Firms," Aleksandar Giga (University of Southern California)

May 24 - "NSF Proposal Search and Clustering + Patents," Paul Morris (National Science Foundation)

April 24 - Digital "Mash-ups," Patents, and CopyrightKevin Boudreau (Northeastern University)

March 29 - Measuring the Novelty of Patents, Jonathan Ashtor (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP)

February 27 - Innovation Worth Buying: The Fair-Value of Innovation Benchmarks and Proxies, James Potepa (George Washington University School of Business) and Kyle Welch (George Washington University School of Business)

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