Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Stefania Fusco's research concentrates on intellectual property law and finance. She earned a J.S.D. at Stanford Law School where she was also a Kaufmann Fellow. For the doctoral dissertation, she conducted an interdisciplinary empirical investigation on patent protection and innovative financial methods. Her current projects focus on the boundaries of patentable subject matter and comparative analyses of non-practicing entities in the U.S. and the EU. She holds additional law degrees from Europe and the U.S.
Her publications engage with several IP issues including: the impact of patent protection on securities, the international negotiations on geographical indications on products, the Bilski Supreme Court decision and rules versus standards in patent law. She has presented her research at several national IP conferences and became a Transatlantic Technology Law Forum Fellow at Stanford Law School in August 2010. Fusco, who joins the faculty at DePaul College of Law as a visiting assistant professor for the Fall 2012, will teach International Intellectual Property and Patents.
JSD and JSM, Stanford Law School; LL.M., Chicago-Kent College of Law; MBA, University of Illinois at Chicago; Dottore in Giurisprudenza (JD), Universita degli Studi di Torino
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