Visiting Speaker Series

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


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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