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Graham, Stuart

Stuart Graham

Associate Professor
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Academic Area(s):
Business Strategy and Competition.
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, JD, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Strategy & Innovation management group 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 scholarship has been published in outlets such as 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 the (first) Chief Economist at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), where he created and managed a team of professional economists to study the US innovation system and helped steer economic policy. 

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), and is an attorney licensed in New York State.  

Recent Scholarly Publications (selected):

“Valuable Choices: Prominent Venture Capitalists’ Influence on Startup CEO Replacements” with A. Conti (2019). Forthcoming in Management Science.

“Venture Capital Investment Strategies under Financing Constraints: Evidence from the 2008 Financial Crisis” with A. Conti, N. Dass and F. Di Lorenzo (2019). Forthcoming in Research Policy.

“Business Dynamics of Innovating Firms: Linking U.S. Patents with Administrative Data on Workers and Firms” with C. Grim, A. Marco, J. Miranda and I. Tariqul (2018). Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 27(3), pp. 372-402.

“Monetizing Marks: Insights from the USPTO Trademark Assignment Dataset” with A. Marco, A. Myers (2018). Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 27(3), pp. 403-432.

“Final Report of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Patent Damages Workshop” with P. Menell, C. Shapiro and T. Simcoe (2017). Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Vol. 25(1), pp. 115-142.

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