Michael J. Meurer
Michael J. Meurer is the Michaels Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at Boston University. His research and teaching concerns patent law, law and economics, antitrust law, copyright law, contract law and regulation. Before arriving at BU Law, he was an economics professor at Duke University and later a law professor at the University at Buffalo. As an undergraduate he majored in economics, and interdisciplinary science at MIT. He has a Ph.D in economics and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota. Professor Meurer has received numerous grants and fellowships, including, the David Saul Smith Award from BU Law, a grant from the Kauffman Foundation, two grants from the Pew Charitable Trust, a Ford Foundation grant, an Olin Faculty Fellowship at Yale Law School and a postdoctoral fellowship at AT&T Bell Labs. His book with James Bessen, Patent Failure: How Judges, Bureaucrats, and Lawyers Put Innovators at Risk, was published in 2008.