Stephen Yelderman

Stephen Yelderman

Professor of Law
Co-Director, Program on Intellectual Property & Technology Law

Office: 2112 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574-631-2264
Fax: 574-631-4197
Staff Assistant: Kirsten Niederer
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Professor Stephen Yelderman writes on topics of intellectual property, competition, and remedies. Before joining the faculty, he 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 and wireless industries. He has also worked as Patent Agent in Silicon Valley, representing inventors before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

Yelderman clerked for the Hon. Neil M. Gorsuch twice—first on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and, later, on the Supreme Court of the United States. He graduated with High Honors from University of Chicago Law School and holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. 

Courses Taught

LAW70128, Copyright Law

LAW70203, Remedies

LAW70314, Intellectual Property Survey

LAW70909, Patent Law

LAW73132, Information Privacy Law



Law, Equity, and Blockchain (in progress)

The Supreme Court's Fragile Copyright Law (in progress)

Damages for Privileged Harm, 106 Virginia Law Review 1569 (2020) 

Prior Art in the District Court, 95 Notre Dame Law Review 837 (2019)

Prior Art in Inter Partes Review, 104 Iowa Law Review 2705 (2019)

Proximate vs. Geographic Limits on Patent Damages, 7 IP Theory (2018)

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)

Other Writing

Amicus Curiae Brief of Law Professor Stephen Yelderman in Support of Petitioner, WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. (No. 16-1011) (March 1, 2018)

Negotiating IP’s Boundaries in an Evolving World, 92 Notre Dame Law Review 1421 (2017) (symposium introduction)

Areas of Expertise

  • Antitrust
  • Copyright Law
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent Law
  • Remedies