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Stefania Fusco


Stefania Fusco's research concentrates on intellectual property law and finance.  She earned a J.S.D. at Stanford Law School where she was also a Kaufmann Fellow.  For the doctoral dissertation, she conducted an interdisciplinary empirical investigation on patent protection and innovative financial methods.  Her current projects focus on the boundaries of patentable subject matter and comparative analyses of non-practicing entities in the U.S. and the EU. She holds additional law degrees from Europe and the U.S.

Her publications engage with highly debated IP issues including: the impact of patent protection on securities, international negotiations on geographical indications on products and the Bilski Supreme Court decision.  She has presented her research at several national IP conferences.  She is currently a lecturer at Santa Clara University School of Law.  She became a TTLF Fellow in August 2010.