Gregory N. Mandel is the Dean and Peter J. Liacouras Professor of Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in intellectual property law, innovation, and the interface among technology and law. In 2006 and 2016, two of Dean Mandel’s articles were selected as among the best intellectual property law articles of the year, and in 2008 a third article was selected as one of the best patent 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.
Dean Mandel was 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 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. Dean Mandel is the author of over fifty scholarly articles and chapters and has given over 150 presentations, 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.
Dean Mandel was President of the Board of The Miquon School from 2013-2015. His pro bono legal work includes a prominent asylum case before the Attorney General of the United States and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Dean Mandel served as the law school’s Associate Dean for Research from 2009-2016 and was Associate Dean for Research 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. Dean Mandel received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his undergraduate degree in physics and astronomy from Wesleyan University. He worked on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope prior to attending law school. Dean Mandel has taught Introduction to Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Advanced Patent Law, and Property.
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Awards and Recognition
National Science Foundation award grant (2013-2016)
Patently Non-Obvious article identified as one of the 20 most cited patent law articles of the past decade (2014)
Friel-Scanlan Award for Outstanding Scholarship (2013)
Another Missed Opportunity selected as one of the top Patent articles of the year (2008)
Patently Non-Obvious selected as one of the top Intellectual Property articles of the year (2006)