Stephan Kinsella

Director, Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom

libertarian writer and registered patent attorney, Mr. Kinsella is a leading anti-IP libertarian theorist, author of Against Intellectual Property (Mises Institute, 2008), and founder and Director of the C4SIF. He is the founder and Editor of Libertarian Papers, and a member of the Editorial Board of Reason Papers. He previously was General Counsel for Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., a partner with Duane Morris, and adjunct law professor at South Texas College of Law, and served as Chair of the Computer Law Subcommittee of the Federalist Society’s IP Practice Group. Co-editor of Property, Freedom, and Society: Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe (Mises Institute, 2009) and author of the forthcoming Law in a Libertarian World: Legal Foundations of a Free Society, Kinsella’s legal publications include International Investment, Political Risk, and Dispute Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide (Oxford University Press, 2005; 2d ed. forthcoming 2018) and several other legal treatises. He received his LL.M. (international business law) from King’s College London-University of London; his JD from Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University; and BSEE and MSEE degrees from Louisiana State University.