Charles Duan

I am an assistant professor at American University Washington College of Law. I was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell Tech working with Professor James Grimmelmann, and formerly at the R Street Institute, Public Knowledge, the University of Colorado, and Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear.

My research focuses on the public effects of technology policy and intellectual property law, primarily patents and copyrights. Among other things, this has included studies on intellectual property and regulation, software copyrights and social media, patent eligibility and medical research, computer trespass law and competition policy, and copyright in texts of the law.

In addition to my research, I have represented nonprofits, scholars, and others through over 150 amicus curiae briefs and administrative comments that have been cited by the Supreme Court, D.C. Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and other courts. I write frequently for Lawfare, Slate, and other publications.

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