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Graham, Stuart

Stuart Graham

Assistant Professor

Academic Area(s):
Business Strategy and Competition.
The Economics and Policy of Patent Systems.
Intellectual Property Strategy and Transactions.
Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship.
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
JD, State University of New York
MBA, State University of New York

Dr. Stuart Graham is an assistant professor of business strategy in the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. He teaches and conducts research on business strategy and competition, the economics and policy of patent systems, intellectual property (IP) strategies and transactions, and hi-tech entrepreneurship. Dr. Graham received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds other advanced degrees in Law (JD), Business (MBA), and Information Systems (MA). His recent research is published in the journals Science, Management Science, MIT-Sloan Management Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, and Stanford Technology Law Review. Since 2013 he has served on the Board of Co-Editors of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. He is a licensed attorney admitted to practice law in New York State.

During 2010-2013, Dr. Graham served as the (first) Chief Economist of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where he served as a member of the senior executive team, creating and managing a division of professional economists conducting analyses of the U.S. innovation system. He has testified about the patent system to the United States Congress and Federal Trade Commission, and has served as an economic expert to the World Economic Forum, the European Commission, the International Telecommunications Union, the European Patent Office, Industry Canada, 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. His honors include winning the Intel Foundation's Robert N. Noyce Fellowship for research and being honored as a Gottfried Leibniz Fellow in industrial economics (Die Blaue List), a prominent German research grant. In addition to his academic post, Dr. Graham continues to serve as a Special Advisor on Economic Policy to the USPTO and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Recent Scholarly Publications:

“Disclosing Patents' Secrets” with D. Hegde (2015). Science, Vol. 347, no. 6219, pp. 236-237 (January 16).

“Separating Patent Wheat from Chaff: Will the U.S. Benefit from Adopting Patent Post-Grant Review?” with D. Harhoff (2014). Research Policy, Vol. 43, pp. 1649-1659.

“Industry Standards, Intellectual Property, and Innovation: Introduction to the Special Issue” with A. Agrawal, M. Rysman, and T. Simcoe (2014). International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 36, pp. 1-3 (as Guest Editor).

“Comparing Patent Litigation across Europe: A First Look” with N. van Zeebroeck (2014). Stanford Technology Law Review, Vol. 17, pp. 655-708.

“Nanotechnology and the Emergence of a General Purpose Technology” with M. Iacopetta (2014). Annals of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 115/116 (December).