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Mark R. Patterson

FLS Faculty Mark Patterson 240 x 240 SM

Professor of Law

Full C.V.
Telephone: 212-636-7867
Email: [email protected]
Office: Room 7-103
SSRN (academic papers)

Faculty Assistant: Diane Pinero
Email: p[email protected]

Research and Teaching Areas

Antitrust; Competition; Patents; Intellectual Property; Contracts; Internet Law


Professor Patterson teaches and writes about antitrust law, patent law, Internet law, and contracts. He received his BS and MS degrees from The Ohio State University, both in electrical engineering, and he performed engineering research, primarily in robotics, for ten years. He then obtained his JD degree from Stanford Law School and practiced law at Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, concentrating on antitrust litigation and patent prosecution. Subsequently he clerked for Justice John M. Greaney on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School before joining Fordham in 1995. Professor Patterson has been a visiting professor at Bocconi University in Milan and at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, and a visiting fellow at the European University Institute. His current research focuses on the antitrust treatment of informational issues. He is a registered patent attorney.

Selected Publications


  • Antitrust Law in the New Economy: Google, Yelp, LIBOR, and the Control of Information (Harvard, 2017)
  • Antitrust Law: Policy and Practice (LexisNexis, 4th ed. 2008) (with C. Paul Rogers, Stephen Calkins, and William R. Andersen)

Book Chapters

  • Antitrust and Informational Restraints, in International Antitrust Law & Policy (Fordham Competition Law Institute 2012)
  • The Peculiar ‘New Product’ Requirement in European Refusal-to-License Cases: A U.S. Perspective, in Claus-Dieter Ehlermann and Mel Marquis, eds., European Competition Law Annual 2007: A Reformed Approach to Article 82 EC (Hart Publishing 2008)
  • “Intellectual Property and Sources of Market Power, in Inge Govaere and Hanns Ullrich, eds., Intellectual Property, Market Power and the Public Interest (PIE-Peter Lang, Brussels 2008)
  • The Competitive Effects of Patent Field-of-Use Licenses, in Josef Drexl, ed., Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Competition Law (Edward Elgar 2008).

Articles and Essays

Short Pieces and Blog Postings


  • Stanford University, JD, 1991
  • MS (Electrical Engineering), 1980
  • Ohio State University, BSEE, summa cum laude, 1978