Director of Academic Programs & Senior Scholar
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Adam Mossoff is Director of Academic Programs and a Senior Scholar at CPIP. He is a Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where he teaches a wide range of subjects in property and intellectual property law. He has published extensively on the theory and history of how patents, copyrights and other intellectual property rights are fundamental property rights, which should be legally secured to their owners in their use and commercialization in the free market. His recent scholarship has focused on patent licensing, patent litigation (patent wars), and private-ordering institutions for commercializing innovation, such as patent pools and standard setting organizations. His writings on patent law and policy have also appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, The Hill, Politico, and other media outlets. He has been invited to testify before the Senate and House of Representatives on patent legislation, and he has been invited to present his research at the PTO, FTC, DOJ, National Academy of Sciences, and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Professor Mossoff’s articles can be downloaded here.
In addition to his academic and CPIP work, Professor Mossoff is currently a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Licensing Executives Society, the Academic Advisory Board of the Copyright Alliance, and has served as past Chair and Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA. On behalf of these and other organizations, he has spoken at numerous congressional briefings on topics relating to patent and copyright law.