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Graham, Stuart

Stuart Graham

Associate Professor

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 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:

“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).