Adam Mossoff

Chair, Forum for Intellectual Property and Senior Fellow

At A Glance:

Adam Mossoff is senior fellow and chair of Hudson Institute's Forum for Intellectual Property. He is also professor of law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, and his scholarship has been cited in the US Supreme Court. 

Biography

Adam Mossoff is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute and chairs Hudson's Forum for Intellectual Property.

He is also professor of law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, where he teaches courses in intellectual property, property, and internet law. His extensive research explains why intellectual property rights, such as patents and copyrights, are private property rights that serve the same function as all property rights in driving an innovation economy and in creating a flourishing society.

His scholarship has been cited by the US Supreme Court, by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and by numerous federal agencies. Professor Mossoff has been invited to testify numerous times before the Senate and the House of Representatives on patent policy, and he has spoken at numerous congressional staff briefings and academic conferences, as well as at the US Patent & Trademark Office, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. He has been published on topics in patent policy in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, The Hill, Politico, and in other media outlets.

Professor Mossoff is a visiting intellectual property fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and is a former chair and current member of the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Practice Group of the Federalist Society.  He is chair of the Intellectual Property Working Group of the Regulatory Transparency Project at the Federalist Society. He also is a member of the Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee of ANSI, the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA, and the Academic Advisory Committee of the Copyright Alliance.

Professor Mossoff graduated 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. He clerked for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Events
05
December 2022
Virtual Event | Online Only
Licensing and the Internet of Things
Featured Speakers:
Kirti Gupta
Bowman Heiden
Monica Magnusson
Richard Varey
Moderator:
Adam Mossoff
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05
December 2022
Virtual Event | Online Only
Licensing and the Internet of Things
Monday 10:00 - 11:00AM
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Featured Speakers:
Kirti Gupta
Bowman Heiden
Monica Magnusson
Richard Varey
Moderator:
Adam Mossoff
02
November 2022
Past Event
Intellectual Property and the Right-To-Repair Movement
Featured Speakers:
Devlin Hartline
Kevin Madigan
Moderator:
Adam Mossoff
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02
November 2022
Past Event
Intellectual Property and the Right-To-Repair Movement

The right-to-repair movement has grown in recent years as proponents argue that consumers’ repair of their electronic devices is necessarily in the public interest.

Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00AM
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Featured Speakers:
Devlin Hartline
Kevin Madigan
Moderator:
Adam Mossoff