The University of Richmond School of Law is pleased to announce the appointment of the newest Austin E. Owen Research Scholar. Dean Wendy Perdue appointed Kristen Jakobsen Osenga to the position. “I’m so pleased – and proud – to have the opportunity to honor Kristen’s fantastic contributions, both to the Law School and to legal academia,” said Dean Perdue.  

Professor Osenga, who joined the law faculty in 2006, teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property, patent law, law and language, and legislation and regulation. Some of her recent scholarship focuses on patent eligible subject matter, patent licensing firms, standard setting organizations, patent law reform, and claim construction. She has written numerous law review articles on these and other topics in such venues as the George Washington Law Review, American University Law Review, and George Mason Law Review, as well as book chapters and op eds on various aspects of patent law. Additionally, she has spoken on patent-related issues at many academic conferences and bar events, and is a frequent commenter on patent issues in the media.

The Austin E. Owen Research Scholar position honors the Hon. Austin Owen III, L’50, who served as a judge of the Second Judicial Circuit of Virginia. Professor Osenga joins Professor Hank Chambers as an Austin E. Owen Research Scholar.