Doug Lichtman

Senior Consultant

Doug Lichtman is a tenured professor of law at UCLA. He joined the faculty in 2007, having spent the previous ten years teaching and writing at the University of Chicago. His areas of specialty are patent and copyright law, although he also covers a variety of more general issues pertaining to technology firms and the Internet. Lichtman's academic work has been featured in journals including the Journal of Law & Economics, the Yale Law Review, and the Harvard Business Review. He writes for mainstream publications like the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. In addition to his academic pursuits, Mr. Lichtman maintains an active consulting practice, advising Fortune 100 clients on the economics of patent and copyright strategy. He also hosts a popular monthly audio news magazine at His previous consulting experience was with LECG. Professor Lichtman has undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

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    • JD, Yale Law School
    • BSE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Duke University

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