Gregory N. Mandel is the Peter J. Liacouras Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research at Temple Law School. He specializes in intellectual property law and the interface among technology and law, with a particular focus on patent law, innovation, and emerging technology issues. Professor Mandel’s scholarship has been selected as top intellectual property and top patent law articles of the year, his article Patently Non-Obvious was identified as one of the most cited patent law articles of the past decade, and his experimental studies have been cited by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and in briefs filed before the United States Supreme Court.

Professor Mandel was recently awarded a prestigious three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a series of experiments on the psychology of intellectual property in the United States and in China. He has previously served on the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the American Association of Law Schools, an American Bar Association task force to brief the Environmental Protection Agency on arising nanotechnology legal issues, and is the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to teach U.S. intellectual property law to foreign law students. Professor Mandel is a frequent speaker on intellectual property and technology law issues, having given over one hundred presentations in more than fifteen countries, including for the United Nations, Second Circuit, Patent and Trademark Office, Environmental Protection Agency, American Bar Association, American Psychology Association, National Academy of Science, and European Commission.

Professor Mandel was Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship and Professor of Law at Albany Law School prior to joining Temple. Before entering academia, he practiced law with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, clerked for Judge Jerome Farris, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and interned with Chief Judge Anthony J. Scirica, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Mandel received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal. He received his undergraduate degree in physics and astronomy from Wesleyan University, and worked on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope prior to attending law school. Professor Mandel currently teaches Introduction to Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Advanced Patent Law, and Property.


J.D., Stanford Law School
B.A., Wesleyan University

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Awards and Recognition

  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant (2007)
  • Group Achievement Award (1993)
  • Individual Achievement Award (1992)
  • Graduate Fellowship, Honorable Mention (1991-1992)