The Roots of Progress

Video: Adam Mossoff on the birth of patents, the American patent system, and “trolls”

The Torch of Progress, Episode 12

I interviewed Adam Mossoff, law professor at George Mason University, for “The Torch of Progress”, the speaker series of Progress Studies For Young Scholars. We discussed the origins of patents, historical differences between the US and European systems, and why the term “patent troll” shouldn’t be used.

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