Patents & the Public Interest Speaker Series

Joe Mullin
October 19, 2022 | 12:00pm ET | 16:00pm
 UTC | Virtual

Registration Required

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

Joe Mullin

Joe Mullin is a policy analyst who holds the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public interest advocacy organization that focuses on digital liberties. Before joining EFF, Joe worked as a reporter covering legal affairs for the technology website Ars Technica, and American Lawyer’s magazine group. Earlier in his journalism career, Joe wrote for The Associated Press and The Seattle Times. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a masters in journalism, both from the University of California at Berkeley.

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.