Adam Mossoff is a Professor of Law at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. He is also the Co-Director of Academic Programs and a Senior Scholar at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at Antonin Scalia Law School, which he co-founded in 2012. Adam teaches and writes in the areas of patent law, trade secrets, trademark law, property law, and internet law. He has published extensively on the theory and history of how patents and other intellectual property rights are fundamental property rights that should be secured to their owners and legally protected as commercial assets in the marketplace. Adam has testified before the Senate and the House on patent legislation, and he has spoken at numerous congressional staff briefings and academic conferences, as well as at the PTO, the FTC, the DOJ, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Smithsonian Institution. In addition to academic journals, Adam has written on issues in the patent policy debates in the New York Times, Forbes, Slate, The Hill, Investor’s Business Daily, and in other media outlets. He is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Licensing Executives Society, an appointed member of the Amicus Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Copyright Alliance. Adam has served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA, and is currently a member in good standing.
Professor Mossoff graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a research assistant to Richard A. Epstein and held the 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. Before joining George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, he taught at Michigan State University College of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, and Washington & Lee University School of Law. Adam 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.