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Prof. Adam Mossoff

Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Professor Adam Mossoff teaches and writes in the areas of property and intellectual property law.  His research focuses on the intersection between intellectual property law and property theory, with a special emphasis on natural rights philosophy and its role in the intellectual history of patent law.  He has published numerous articles on topics in patent law, property law, legal history and legal philosophy in the University of Pennsylvania Law ReviewCornell Law Review, and Social Philosophy & Policy, among other journals.  He teaches a range of courses, including patent law, property, trade secrets, cyberlaw, jurisprudence, property theory, and estates and trusts.

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. 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.

Education
  • B.A., University of Michigan
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School

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Upcoming Events
Patents and Innovation: Addressing Current Issues
Intellectual Property Practice Group
December 02, 2014
Publications and Multimedia
Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 7-30-14 featuring Adam Mossoff
July 30, 2014
Supreme Court Rules on Patents: Alice Corp v. CLS Bank - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
June 24, 2014
Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 4-2-2014 featuring Adam Mossoff
April 02, 2014
Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
April 01, 2014
Is IP Property or Government-Conferred Monopoly? - Event Audio/Video
16th Annual Faculty Conference
January 09, 2014
The State of the Patent System: A Discussion with Chief Judge Rader - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group and George Mason Law School's Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property Podcast
June 03, 2013
What's Next for Copyright Enforcement? Rogue Sites and Other Challenges - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group and George Mason University School of Law's Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property Podcast
May 20, 2013
Is the Patent System Working or Broken? A Discussion with Four Distinguished Federal Judges - Event Audio/Video
Intellectual Property Practice Group and the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason University School of Law
May 14, 2013
The Seeds of Patent Law: Bowman v. Monsanto - Podcast
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group and Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
April 29, 2013
Patent Licensing - A Detriment or Key to Innovation? - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast Co-sponsored by the George Mason University Law School Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
February 25, 2013
Is the Patent System Working or Broken? A Discussion with Judges Posner and Michel - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast - Co-sponsored by the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
December 19, 2012
Boon or Bane for Technological Innovation?: Software Patents - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
November 19, 2012
Patent Rights: A Spark or Hindrance for the Economy? - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
October 24, 2012
Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 03-26-12 featuring Adam Mossoff
March 26, 2012
Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 12-16-11 featuring Adam Mossoff
December 16, 2011
Healthcare Reform's Impact on Drug Patents
Engage Volume 12, Issue 2, September 2011
September 12, 2011
Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Limited Partnership - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 06-22-11 featuring Adam Mossoff
June 22, 2011
The America Invents Act: First to File versus First to Invent? - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
June 20, 2011
Just a Minor Fix in Patent Reform? Qui Tam Actions and the False Marking Statute - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
April 08, 2011
How the "New GM" Can Steal from Toyota
Engage Volume 11, Issue 3, December 2010
December 23, 2010
Patents in the Supreme Court: Bilski v. Kappos - Podcast
Intellectual Proerty Practice Group
July 19, 2010
Quanta: Patent Rights in the Supreme Court - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group
September 30, 2009
Copyright v. Copyleft - Event Audio/Video
Seton Hall Student Chapter
September 17, 2009
Bilski v. Doll - Cert Granted SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 8-13-09
August 13, 2009
Are Patents "Private Property" Under the Fifth Amendment? - Event Audio
Intellectual Property Practice Group
March 06, 2007