Melissa F. Wasserman

Melissa F. Wasserman is the Charles Tilford McCormick Professor of Law at University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Her research focuses on the institutional design of innovation policy, with a particular emphasis on patent law and administrative law.

Headless Agency Adjudication at the Patent Office

Supreme Court approval of patent adjudication raises new questions about limits of modern agency adjudication.

Chevron Deference for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Asymmetrical deference to PTO decision-making may promote pro-patent policies.

Evaluating the PTO’s Proposed Fee Structure

Proposed fee structure remains flawed and may contribute to the perception of a “broken” patent system.