On Thursday, August 1, 2013, the United States Senate confirmed F. Scott Kieff, as a member of the United States International Trade Commission by unanimous consent. Kieff is the Ray and Louis Knowles Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at the George Washington University Law School, and he directs Hoover’s Project on Commercializing Innovation, which studies the law, economics, and politics of innovation, including entrepreneurship, corporate governance, finance, economic development, intellectual property, antitrust, and bankruptcy. He also serves on the John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity.
Having practiced law for more than six years as a trial and patent lawyer for firms in New York and Chicago and as law clerk to US circuit judge Giles S. Rich, Kieff regularly serves as a testifying and consulting expert, mediator, and arbitrator to law firms, businesses, government agencies, and courts. He served for the first two years of the Federal Circuit’s Appellate Mediation Panel, through 2007, and from 2008 to 2011 on the nine-person Patent Public Advisory Committee of the Patent and Trademark Office. Kieff has a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania.
"Scott Kieff has spent his career working on issues related to international trade, in both the public and private sectors and in academia. He is well qualified to serve on the International Trade Commission," Montana Senator Max Baucus said. "This committee will continue to move forward with an ambitious trade agenda, and we will look to the ITC to fairly and objectively enforce our trade laws."
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