Senior Policy Fellow, PIJIP
Charles Duan designs and manages research projects at the intersection of intellectual property and public interest policy. His current research is focusing on the impact of patent law on generic drug availability and scientific research, computer software copyrights, and competition and interoperability in digital markets.
He was previously director of technology and innovation policy at the R Street Institute and director of the patent reform project at Public Knowledge, where he handled all aspects of patent policy ranging from outreach on the Hill to writing white papers and filing amicus briefs. Prior to this, he was a research associate to Professor Paul Ohm on a National Science Foundation-funded project that investigated the policy implications of newly proposed internet architectures. He also worked as a patent attorney at Knobbe Martens. Charles is the author of A Five Part Plan for Patent Reform (2014). He received his A.B. degree in computer science from Harvard College and his JD from Harvard Law School.