Prof. F. Scott Kieff
F. Scott Kieff became a Professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, in the summer of 2009 after serving as a Professor at the Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law with a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery.
He is the Ray and Louis Knowles Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, where he directs the Project on Commercializing Innovation, which studies the law, economics, and politics of innovation, including entrepreneurship, corporate governance, finance, economic development, intellectual property, antitrust, and bankruptcy, and where he serves on Hoover’s Property Rights Task Force.
Kieff is a faculty member of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center at Germany’s Max Planck Institute; and previously has been a visiting professor in the law schools at Northwestern, Chicago, and Stanford, as well as a faculty fellow in the Olin Program on Law and Economics at Harvard.
Before attending law school at the University of Pennsylvania, he studied molecular biology and microeconomics at MIT and conducted research in molecular genetics at the Whitehead Institute.
Having practiced law for over six years as a trial lawyer and patent lawyer for Pennie & Edmonds in New York and Jenner & Block Chicago and as Law Clerk to U.S. Circuit Judge Giles S. Rich, he regularly serves as a testifying and consulting expert, mediator, and arbitrator to law firms, businesses, government agencies, and courts.
He served for the first two years of the Federal Circuit’s Appellate Mediation Panel until November 2007 and that December was appointed by Secretary of Commerce Gutierrez to serve a three year term on the nine-person Patent Public Advisory Committee of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which was created by Congress to advise the government on the policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of the patent operation.
He was recognized as one of the Nation’s "Top 50 under 45" by the magazine IP Law & Business in May, 2008, and was inducted as a Member in the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in March, 2012.