Sean O’Connor

Executive Director & Senior Scholar

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Sean O’Connor joined CPIP as a Senior Scholar in 2014 and as Executive Director in 2019. He is Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. Prior to joining Scalia Law, Professor O’Connor was Boeing International Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. His research focuses on intellectual property and business law with regard to start-ups and commercializing technology and arts innovation. His teaching and law practice specialize in transactions and the strategic role of the general counsel. Professor O’Connor received his law degree from Stanford Law School, a master’s degree in philosophy from Arizona State University, and a bachelor’s degree in history from University of Massachusetts. He is currently working on Method+ology and the Means of Innovation to be published by Oxford University Press. His scholarly articles can be downloaded here.