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About Alan C. Marco

Alan C. Marco is the Chief Economist at the US Patent and Trademark Office. His research focuses primarily on patent policy, with particular emphasis on uncertainty in intellectual property rights. He has studied court errors, the consequences of uncertainty on firm strategy, incentives for consolidation, and regulatory delay. He has general interests in industrial organization and law & economics.
Dr. Marco received his PhD in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and has previously held faculty positions as associate professor in the Williams School of Commerce at Washington and Lee University and associate professor at Vassar College.

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Research Interests

Industrial Organization, Law & Economics, and Innovation and Patent Rights

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