Read Now: “How a Tech Geek Became One of the Nation’s Leading IP Experts”
On June 7, 2016, Watchdog.org published an article on how a friend of ARI, Adam Mossoff, a law professor at George Mason University School of Law and the co-founder of the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, became one of America’s most respected and influential intellectual property law scholars.
Noting that reading Ayn Rand “was an important influence on him,” the article points out that:
A June 2015 study conducted by Ted Sichelman, a law professor at the San Diego School of Law, for example, found that Mossoff’s 2003 article, “What Is Property — Putting the Pieces Back Together,” was one of the top 25 cited articles on real property in the last 25 years.
Be sure to read the whole article here.
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Mossoff is a graduate of ARI’s the Objectivist Graduate Center (the predecessor of the Objectivist Academic Center) and often speaks at the Objectivist summer conferences. And in his many talks he explicitly applies Ayn Rand’s philosophy of property rights to issues such as term limits for patents and copyrights, the smartphone wars, and “patent trolls.”
For those who are not that familiar with Mossoff’s work, here are some of the talks that he has given over the years:
You can also purchase talks by Adam Mossoff from the Ayn Rand Institute eStore.
If you are interested in intellectual property policy, then you should follow Adam Mossoff’s work at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights.