Mark A. Lemley

Mark A. Alan Lemley

Mark A. Lemley

  • William H. Neukom Professor of Law
  • Director, Program in Law, Science & Technology
  • Room N215, Neukom Building


  • Antitrust Law
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Copyright Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property & Antitrust
  • Internet & Cyberlaw
  • Law & Economics
  • Patent Law
  • Property Law
  • Technology & the Law
  • Trade Regulation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks

Stanford Law Professor Discusses the Current State of Intellectual Property

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Policy Practicum: Empirical Study of Patent Troll Litigation

Many believe litigation by patent trolls-those in the business of asserting patents rather than making products-is rampant and has harmed innovation and raised consumer prices. This concern has spread to Congress and the U.S. Patent Office, which are considering new regulation of patent trolls. However, there remains insufficient data to determine the amount and impact of patent troll litigation. Students selected for this course will work with renowned patent law scholar Mark Lemley and Law, Science & Technology Teaching Fellow Shawn Miller to produce the first patent litigation database to include comprehensive identification of the type of patent plaintiff involved in each lawsuit. Students’ principal responsibility will be to identify and code patent plaintiffs by type.

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