Dr. Abramson has over thirty years of experience as a computer scientist, economic consultant, strategic advisor, and attorney. His client work, as an expert witness, as a consultant, and as counsel, combines a knowledge of technology, valuation, and intellectual property law to solve concrete problems in business and litigation. His research and writing applies analytic methodologies gleaned from engineering, economics, and law to selected problems in foreign, economic, and social policy. His particular areas of interest include American foreign policy, Israel and the broader Middle East, growth-oriented economics, innovation, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and competition.
Dr. Abramson holds degrees from Colombia University and the Georgetown University Law Center. He has served on the faculty of the University of Southern California, and as a law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is the author of Digital Phoenix: Why the information Economy Collapsed and How it Will Rise Again (MIT Press, 2005); The Secret Circuit: The Little Known Court where the Rules of the Information Age Unfold (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007); India’s Journey Toward an Effective Patent System (World Bank, 2007); over forty articles in the scholarly literature of Computer Science, Business, and Law; and numerous articles in the popular press and/or the blogosphere. His less scholarly work appears regularly on CNBC.com and elsewhere around the web.