Adam Mossoff is Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, and is a Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason, which he co-founded in 2012. He teaches patent law, trade secrets, trademark law, property law, and internet law, and he has published extensively on how patents and other IP rights are fundamental property rights that should be secured to their owners and commercialized in the marketplace. He has testified before the Senate and the House on patent legislation, and has spoken at numerous congressional staff briefings and academic conferences on important issues in the patent policy debates, as well as at the PTO, the FTC, the DOJ, and the Smithsonian Institution. He has also written on issues in the public policy debates about patented innovation in the New York Times, Slate, Investor’s Business Daily, AEI Tech Policy Daily, and in other media outlets.
He is a longtime member of the Executive Committee of the IP Practice Group of the Federalist Society, as well as a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Licensing Executives Society, and an appointed member of the Amicus Committee of the AIPLA. He is also Vice Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA. Professor Mossoff received his J.D. with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a research assistant to Richard A. Epstein and received a Bradley Governance Fellowship. Following law school, he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law, and he clerked for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He holds an M.A. in philosophy, specializing in legal and political philosophy, from Columbia University and a B.A. with High Distinction and High Honors in philosophy from the University of Michigan.