Shawn P. Miller joined Stanford Law School as an Olin-Searle fellow in law, science and technology during the summer of 2013. His research interests span the law and economics of intellectual property rights and his recent work has focused on the economics of software patent litigation. His work has appeared in the Stanford Technology Law Review and the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology.
Under the supervision of Mark A. Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Shawn is managing the creation of the first database to comprehensively categorize patent plaintiffs by type, including categories for practicing and non-practicing entities. Once complete, the database will be public and open to all users. Shawn’s responsibilities include developing coding standards for the database and directing student research assistants.
Prior to joining Stanford Law School, Shawn was an adjunct professor of economics at the University of San Diego, where he taught undergraduate Law and Economics. Shawn graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in mechanical engineering and philosophy. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Notre Dame Law School and his economics Ph.D. from George Mason University. Following law school, Shawn practiced intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution in the Chicago office of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, LLP.