Mark Schultz is the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Chair in Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology at the University of Akron School of Law.
Schultz is a scholar and policy expert known for his work on the law and economics of the global intellectual property system. Governments and international organizations frequently call on him to help with IP policy and capacity building. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on copyright law and has spoken at programs hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Trade Representative, and the U.S. Copyright Office, as well as numerous universities, think tanks, and industry groups around the world. He also serves as an expert on the U.S.-India IP Cooperation Dialogue.
Prior to joining the University of Akron, he was a professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law for 16 years and was co-founder and a leader of the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University in Washington, D.C., where he remains non-resident Senior Scholar. He also serves as a Senior Fellow of the Geneva Network, a UK-based think tank focused on international IP and health policy.