Professor of Law
Professor Stephen Yelderman joined the faculty in 2013 and was promoted to full professor in 2018. Prior to joining the faculty of Notre Dame, Yelderman served as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, where he investigated and litigated a variety of cases involving the cable TV and telecommunications industries. Previously, Yelderman worked as a Patent Agent in Silicon Valley, representing inventors before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Yelderman graduated with High Honors from University of Chicago Law School, and holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He clerked for the Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
LAW70128, Copyright Law
LAW70314, Intellectual Property Survey
LAW70909, Patent Law
The Value of Accuracy in the Patent System, 84 University of Chicago Law Review 1217 (2017)
Do Patent Challenges Increase Competition?, 83 University of Chicago Law Review 1943 (2016)
Coordination-Focused Patent Policy, 96 Boston University Law Review 1565 (2016)
Improving Patent Quality with Applicant Incentives, 28 Harvard Journal of Law & Technology 77 (2014)
International Cooperation and the Patent-Antitrust Intersection, 19 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal 193 (2011)
Areas of Expertise
- Copyright Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Patent Law