Dr. Stuart Graham is an assistant professor of business strategy at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. He teaches and conducts research on the economics of the patent system, intellectual property (IP) strategies, IP transactions, and the relationship of IP to entrepreneurship and the commercialization of new technologies. Dr. Graham received his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds other advanced degrees in Law (JD), Business (MBA), and Information Systems (MA). An attorney licensed in New York State, he has written on companies’ IP and litigation strategies, patenting by hi-tech startups and entrepreneurs, and comparisons of the US and European patent systems. His research has been published in the journal Science, the MIT-Sloan Management Review, Management Science, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, among other venues.
During 2010-2013, Dr. Graham served as the first Chief Economist of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the Department of Commerce, where he created and managed a team of professional economists conducting analysis of the U.S. innovation system. He has testified about the patent system to the United States Congress and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and has served as a scientific expert to the European Patent Office, the European Trademark Office (OHIM), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). His research has attracted funding from the National Science Foundation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, among others. In 2005, he was named a Gottfried Leibniz Fellow in Industrial Economics, a prominent grant by the German government. In addition to his academic post, Dr. Graham continues to serve as a Senior Advisor on Economic Policy to the Under Secretary of Commerce in the U.S. Government.