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About Stephen Yelderman

Professor Stephen Yelderman teaches Intellectual Property, Patent Law, and Copyrights. His research examines ways that intellectual property rights protect, impair, and stimulate competition. Prior to joining the faculty of Notre Dame, Professor Yelderman served in the Telecommunication and Media section of the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. In this capacity, he investigated and litigated a variety of cases involving merger and non-merger conduct in the cable and wireless industries.

Previously, Professor Yelderman was an early member of Ocean Tomo Intellectual Property Auctions, the first group to sell patents in a live open outcry auction format. He also worked as a Patent Agent in Silicon Valley, representing inventors from Google, Apple, Cisco, and Honda’s humanoid robotics laboratory before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. While studying law he also clerked for the Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.


Present Associate Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School

Curriculum Vitae



2010 Juris Doctor, University of Chicago Law School
2005 Master of Science, Stanford University
2004 Bachelor of Science, Stanford University

Contact Information

Office: 2112 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574.631.2264