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Alan C. Marco

Alan Marco


University of California, BerkeleyPh.D. Economics

Skidmore CollegeB.A. Mathematics and Economics


Intellectual Property
Industrial Organization
Complex Damages
Antitrust and Competition
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Dr. Alan Marco is Associate Professor at the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, and former Chief Economist at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has also taught at the Williams School of Commerce at Washington and Lee University and at Vassar College. He specializes in industrial organization, law and economics, innovation, patent policy, licensing of intellectual property, competition policy and regulation, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, game theory and empirical legal studies. His academic research currently focuses on uncertainty in intellectual property rights, measuring the magnitude of that uncertainty and the impact of court errors, as well as analyzing the consequences of uncertainty on firm strategy and market performance, and incentives for consolidation. He has studied property rights more generally and the regulatory importance of the implicit trade-offs between patent policy and competition policy. Dr. Marco has published over a dozen articles in leading academic journals including The Journal of Law and EconomicsThe Review of Law and EconomicsThe American Journal of Agricultural Economics and The Review of Financial Economics.

Dr. Marco has extensive experience in the consulting and litigation arena. He has worked as a consultant for the Tilden Group and the Law and Economics Consulting Group, on assignments related to antitrust and intellectual property. Prior to those assignments he worked for Capital Economics on merger and trade issues. His recent independent consulting assignments have focused on intellectual property matters.