Dr. Stuart Graham, JD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, USA). He teaches and conducts research on business strategy and competition, the economics and policy of patent systems, intellectual property strategy, and technology entrepreneurship. His recent scholarship has been published in the journal Science, the MIT Sloan Management Review, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Stanford Technology Law Review, and Management Science. During 2010-2013, Dr. Graham served as a member of the executive team as the (first) Chief Economist at the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), where he created and managed a team of professional economists to study the US innovation system and help steer economic policy. In 2013 he was named to the Board of Co-Editors of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. Dr. Graham is a licensed attorney, admitted to practice law in New York State, and is honored to continue serving the United States as a Special Advisor to the USPTO and the US Department of Commerce.
Dr. Graham has testified on patent-system economics to the US Congress and the US Federal Trade Commission, and has served as an economic expert to the World Economic Forum, the European Commission, the Japan Fair Trade Commission, the European Patent Office, Industry Canada, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Dr. Graham’s research has attracted funding from the National Science Foundation (US), the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (US), and the Tokyo Nippon Foundation (JP), among others. His honors include winning the Intel Foundation's Robert N. Noyce Fellowship for academic research and being named a Gottfried Leibniz Fellow in Industrial Economics in Germany (Blue List). He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds other advanced degrees in Law (JD), Business (MBA), and Information Systems (MA).
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).