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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Dr Garry A. Gabison, BA, JD, University of Virginia; MA, MPhil, PhD, Yale University; Member of the Virginia State Bar & the District of Columbia Bar

Garry A.

Senior Lecturer of Law, Economics and Regulations

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 2947
Room Number: Lincoln's Inn Fields


Garry A. Gabison is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. Garry joined CCLS as a Lecturer in 2018 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined the Institute for Global Law, Economics and Finance group which focuses on Law, Economics and Finance issues.

At Georgia Tech, Garry taught economics and public policy at the School of Public Policy and the School of Economics. He created and taught seminars on Innovation Policy. Before Georgia Tech, he worked at the Joint Research Centre (JRC), a Directorate General of the European Commission. At the JRC, Garry investigated issues related to the Information and Communications Technology sector. He focused on the financing of start-ups and investigating how to overcome the “Valley of Death”. Before that, he worked for the American Antitrust Institute, a non-profit think tank promoting competition.

Garry earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia and his M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He has published in journals in Europe and in the United States.

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Postgraduate Teaching


Research Interests:

Garry’s main research interests are in the area of law & economics, competition law, intellectual property, and innovation policy.  Garry is working on estimating the defensive values of patents. He is also working on a project dealing with intellectual property issues linked with artificial intelligence and a project looking at reverse payments in the pharmaceutical industry.


Articles in Academic Journals

Published Policy Papers

Policy paper editing


Professor Gabison welcomes proposals for postgraduate research in any area of law and economics, intellectual property, competition law, and innovation policy.

Current PhD Students

  • Grace Yajie Gao

Public Engagement

September 2020: Presented a working paper entitled Defensive Patenting and Portfolio Spillovers at the 37th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economic.
October 2019: Presented a talk on a World without SEPs and FRAND commitments at the 4th IP and Competition Forum.
September 2019: Presented a working paper entitled Law and Economics of Unbundling at the 36th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economic.
June 2019: Presented a working paper entitled Chinese Foreign Direct Investment and European Regulations at the 6th Annual UK-Sino Conference.
June 2018: Presented and chaired a panel at How Do Patent Intermediaries Affect Innovation and the Markets for Technologies? Lessons from the United States and Europe.

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