Christopher Beauchamp teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property and legal history. His first book, Invented by Law: Alexander Graham Bell and the Patent That Changed America, was released by Harvard University Press in fall 2014. Invented By Law examines how Bell and his lawyers drove out competitors through an unprecedented crusade using the U.S. patent system. Professor Beauchamp is also working on a history of patent law and litigation in the United States, entitled Technology's Trials.
Professor Beauchamp joined Brooklyn Law School from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Sharswood Fellow in Law and History and a Lecturer in Law. Prior to teaching, he was a Microsoft/LAPA Fellow at Princeton University’s Law and Public Affairs Program and a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law. He earned his Ph.D. in History from Cambridge University.
Professor Beauchamp’s work has received numerous awards, including the Cromwell Dissertation Prize of the American Society for Legal History, the Yorke Prize of the Cambridge University Faculty of Law, and the Levinson Prize of the Society for the History of Technology.