Adam Mossoff

Professor of Law

Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Adam Mossoff

Professor of Law

Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Adam Mossoff is Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. He teaches a wide range of courses at the law school, including property, patent law, trade secrets, trademark law, remedies, and internet law. He has published extensively on the theory and history of how patents and other intellectual property rights are private property rights that should be legally secured to their owners and licensed or otherwise transferred as commercial assets in the marketplace. His academic research has been cited by the Supreme Court, by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and by federal agencies. Professor Mossoff has been invited to testify several times before the Senate and the House on proposed patent legislation, and he has spoken at numerous congressional staff briefings and academic conferences, as well as at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. His writings on patent law and policy have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Investors Business Daily, The Hill, Politico, and in other media outlets. He is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Licensing Executives Society, the Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee of ANSI, and the Academic Advisory Committee of the Copyright Alliance. He has served as past Chair and Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA.

Contributions

Deep Dive Episode 156 – Incentivizing Drug Development: Patents or Prizes?

January 21, 2021

In this live podcast, experts debate which legal rules and institutions are best-suited to promote the development and commercialization of new drugs and vaccines.

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Deep Dive Episode 155 – International Reference Pricing and Negotiation: Yes or No?

January 13, 2021

Adam Mossoff and Wendell Primus join the podcast for a discussion of international reference drug pricing.

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Deep Dive Episode 143 – Pandemics & Patents: Do Patents Help or Hinder Medical Innovation?

November 5, 2020

Experts George Horvath and Adam Mossoff discuss how patents can affect medical innovation, specifically in the context of COVID-19.

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Deep Dive Episode 118 – Can Patents and Bayh-Dole Fuel Innovation in the Time of COVID-19?

June 25, 2020

In this episode, experts discuss how patents, patent licensing, and the tech transfer process created by the Bayh-Dole Act might provide key legal and policy tools for companies to respond effectively to our current health crisis and crises to come.

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Deep Dive Episode 89 – The New DOJ-USPTO-NIST Policy Statement on Remedies for Infringement of Standard-Essential Patents

February 21, 2020

In this episode, David Jones, Kristen Osenga, and Brad Watts discuss this new interagency policy statement and its potential impacts. Adam Mossoff moderates.

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The DOJ and Other Federal Agencies Oppose the FTC in FTC v. Qualcomm

Adam Mossoff

July 23, 2019

The DOJ has been joined by two other agencies in its contention that the FTC has adopted a position that is not just at odds with antitrust law, but is also at odds with the national security policies of the U.S. federal government.

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An Unprecedented Conflict Between the FTC and DOJ at the Intersection of Antitrust and Patent Law

Adam Mossoff

May 16, 2019

The Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit against Qualcomm under the antitrust laws has led to an unprecedented conflict between the FTC and the Department of Justice.  In late April, the DOJ filed a “statement of interest” in the case. If Judge Koh rules against Qualcomm, the DOJ requested the right to participate in the remedy phase of the trial to introduce evidence about the harms to innovation from an “overly broad remedy,” such as breaking up Qualcomm or forcing it to renegotiate all of its licenses.

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The Founding Fathers as Economic Innovators

June 14, 2018

Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, describes how the Founding Fathers viewed a patent system based on property rights as crucial to the creation and preservation of a flourishing innovation economy.

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Enforcing Patents for Bunch O Balloons

May 29, 2018

Josh Malone, inventor of Bunch O Balloons, describes his struggle to enforce the patents for Bunch O Balloons. Is Josh’s experience typical for US inventors? Is the process of protecting one’s invention straightforward? How might this process be improved? A number of intellectual property experts join Josh in elaborating on these questions.

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Innovation in the US Patent System

May 3, 2018

How does the US patent system affect inventors and innovators? Does the patent system promote or stifle innovation? Josh Malone, inventor of Bunch O Balloons, and a variety of intellectual property experts weigh in on this important topic.

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