Kristen Osenga

Kristen OsengaSenior Fellow for Innovation Policy & Senior Scholar

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Kristen Osenga joined C-IP2 as a Senior Scholar in 2014 and as Senior Fellow for Innovation Policy in Spring 2023. She is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Austin E. Owen Research Scholar & Professor of Law at University of Richmond School of Law, where she teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property, patent law, law and language, and legislation and regulation. Her scholarship has focused on patent eligible subject matter, commercialization of patented innovation, and the intersection of law and linguistics in patent claim construction, among other aspects of patent law. Her scholarly articles can be downloaded here. Dean Osenga is a frequent speaker at symposia on patent law and intellectual property and has made numerous presentations to academic, bar, and industry audiences. Prior to joining academia, she practiced patent law and clerked for Judge Richard Linn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.