Patents & the Public Interest Speaker Series

Alex Moss
October 6, 2022 | 12:00pm ET | 16:00pm
 UTC | Virtual

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Hosted by Charles Duan


Patent policy is a small but fast-moving and exciting field of public interest law, spanning artificial intelligence, health care, human genetics, telecommunications, and more. In this speaker series, patent policy practitioners at public-interest nonprofits will discuss the big issues in patent policy conversations today, as well as career path options in this unique field. These conversations will be of interest to seasoned patent practitioners looking to learn about key developments in law and policy, as well as students and young lawyers interested in less-traveled career paths in patents.

About the presenter

Alex Moss

Alex Moss is the executive director of the Public Interest Patent Law Institute, a nonprofit research organization dedicated to ensuring the patent system promotes innovation and access for all. She was previously at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a patent litigator at Sullivan & Cromwell and Durie Tangri. After graduating from Stanford Law School, she served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

About the host

Charles Duan

Charles Duan, is a senior policy fellow with American University Washington  College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property. He is also a member of the Patent Public Advisory Committee of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is a senior fellow with the R Street Institute, a D.C. think tank, and was formerly the Director of the Patent Reform Project at Public Knowledge. His work and research focuses on intellectual property policy and its effects on the public interest in a variety of technology fields. Charles has a J.D. from Harvard Law School.