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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 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, he has written on companies’ IP and litigation strategies, patenting by hi-tech startups, and comparisons of the US and European patent systems. His research is published in the journal Science, Management Science, the MIT-Sloan Management Review, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the Stanford Technology Law Review, among other venues. Since 2013 he has served as a Co-editor of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.

During 2010-2013, Dr. Graham served as the (first) Chief Economist of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the Commerce Department, 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 Federal Trade Commission, and has served as a scientific 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 U.S. National Science Foundation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, among others. His honors include being named 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 Senior Advisor on Economic Policy to the USPTO.

Recent Scholarly Publications:

“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).