Bio — Richard H. Stern

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Richard H. Stern

Areas of Practice:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust/Trade Regulation
  • Computer Law

Richard H. Stern can be reached at:

Link to partial bibliography of recent articles and links to them where available.


Columbia College (A.B. cum laude, 1953)

Columbia University (B.S.E.E., 1954)

Yale University (LL.B. cum laude, Order of Coif, 1959)


Connecticut (1959), U.S. Supreme Court (1970), District of Columbia (1980)

Registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, IEEE Computer Society


Professor Stern is a former Chief of the Patent and Intellectual Property Sections, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice. He has also served with the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Commerce. Professor Stern is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School, where he instructs in computer law, and School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he instructs in intellectual property law. He is a former Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the BNA Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal, and is on the boards of the Computer Law Reporter and European Intellectual Property Review.

Professor Stern served as Law Clerk to Justice Byron White of the U.S. Supreme Court. He publishes a bimonthly "Micro Law" column in the IEEE Computer Society's journal IEEE Micro. He has authored many journal articles on patent and copyright law subjects, particularly in regard to computer software rights. He has also published a treatise on rights in semiconductor chip designs and is co-author of a casebook, Intellectual Property Protection of Digital Information in the New Millennium: Rights in Computer Programs and Related Subject Matter.

Professor Stern is Of Counsel to Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd & Evans, 1615 M Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036.

Professor Stern served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1956. His last assignment was at the Ballistics Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, MD, where he worked on analog transistor circuitry.

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