F. Scott  Kieff

F. Scott Kieff

Title: (On Leave) Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law; C-LEAF Director of Planning and Publications

Telephone: 202.994.4644
Email: skieff@law.gwu.edu

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; J.D., University of Pennsylvania

Specialties/Areas of Expertise:
technology law and business; intellectual property; patent; trademark; copyright; trade secret; property; contract; unfair competition; antitrust; entrepreneurship; innovation; technology development; technology transfer; corporations; corporate governance; management; strategy; operations; finance; bankruptcy; transactions; litigation; appeals; ADR; alternative dispute resolution; mediation; arbitration


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Brief Bio:

  • Professor Kieff is a senior fellow Stanford University's Hoover Institution where he directs the Project on Commercializing Innovation and also serves on Hoover’s Property Rights Task Force. He began his work with Hoover as a research fellow and national fellow.
  • Serves as a faculty member at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center at Germany’s Max Planck Institute. Professor Kieff has previously been a professor at Washington University School of Law, with a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery, and a visiting professor in the law schools of Northwestern, Chicago, and Stanford, as well as a faculty fell
  • Practiced law for six years as a trial lawyer and patent lawyer for Pennie & Edmonds in New York and Jenner & Block Chicago. Professor Kieff worked as a law clerk to Judge Giles Sutherland Rich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He now serves as a testifying and consulting expert, mediator, and arbitrator to law firms, businesses, government agencies, and courts. He served for