WASHINGTON (December 20, 2017) – The R Street Institute welcomes the addition of Charles Duan and Paul Rosenzweig to its technology and innovation policy team. Duan, formerly the director of Public Knowledge’s Patent Reform Project, will join as associate director and senior fellow in the technology and innovation policy department. Rosenzweig, most recently a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, joins as a senior fellow, where he will help lead the team’s work on legal and policy issues relating to cybersecurity, internet governance and Internet policy, focusing on the intersection of commerce and security.
“I’m thrilled to see the continued growth of R Street’s tech policy team, and look forward to expanding the depth and scope of our policy work in 2018,” said Zach Graves, director of R Street’s tech program. “I couldn’t be more excited about the all-star team we’ve put together.”
Before joining R Street, Duan spearheaded patent policy and the promotion of technological innovation at Public Knowledge. Prior to that, he worked as a research fellow at Colorado Law School under Professor Paul Ohm, and as a patent attorney at the technology law firm Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, specializing in litigating patents often on behalf of startups in the information technology industry. He has also worked for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. He is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications. He holds an AB in computer science from Harvard University, magna cum laude, and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School focused in intellectual property.
“Charles is a wonk’s wonk, and someone whose work is highly respected in the tech community,” Graves said. “We’ve worked closely together over the years, and so it’s a natural fit to bring him over.”
An accomplished researcher and cybersecurity expert, Rosenzweig joins R Street with plans to beef up its cybersecurity policy program. Most recently, Rosenzweig was a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He continues to be a Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University, an Adjunct Lecturer at Northwestern University, and additionally continues to manage Red Branch Consulting—a boutique cybersecurity consulting firm. From 2005 to 2009, he was deputy assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In 2011, Rosenzweig was named a Carnegie Fellow in National Security Journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
“Paul is an accomplished scholar and brings a wealth of experience to our team,” Graves said. “He will give us the opportunity to expand our cyber policy work in a variety of new areas.”
Rosenzweig received his bachelor’s in chemistry from Haverford College, a master’s in chemical oceanography from the University of California at San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and his juris doctorate from the University of Chicago.