Boston University School of Law
michael meurer

 

Michael Meurer

Abraham and Lillian Benton Scholar
Professor of Law

SB in Economics and Interdisciplinary Science, MIT
JD, cum laude, University of Minnesota
PhD in Economics, University of Minnesota

Publications

 

Phone: 617-353-6292
E-mail: meurer@bu.edu

Areas of Interest:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Law & Economics
  • Regulation
  • Antitrust

Recent Course Topics:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law

The son of an economics professor, Michael Meurer knew by the time he was 13 that he, too, wanted to teach at the university level. An SB, JD and PhD later, he became an economics professor at Duke University and later a law professor at the University of Buffalo. He came to Boston University School of Law in 1999, where he has taught courses in patents, intellectual property and public policy toward the high-tech industry. "It's a special privilege to be able to speak three times a week to an attentive and thoughtful audience," he says.

Professor Meurer has received several grants and fellowships, including two grants from the Pew Charitable Trust, a Ford Foundation grant, an Olin Faculty Fellowship at Yale Law School and a postdoctoral fellowship at AT&T Bell Labs. He has served as an expert witness for the Federal Trade Commission on a merger case presenting issues related to patent licensing. He also has consulted with government officials from developing countries about antitrust law, and taught short courses in American intellectual property law at the law faculties of the University of Victoria and the National University of Singapore. "I'm excited by the prospect of having a positive influence on American technology law and policy," Professor Meurer says. Outside of work, he enjoys playing and watching basketball.

Book

patent failure

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