Stephan Kinsella is a patent attorney and libertarian writer in Houston, Texas. He is the Founding and Executive Editor of Libertarian Papers, Founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF), and founding member of the Property and Freedom Society. He was General Counsel for Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. and a partner with Duane Morris LLP. He received an LL.M. in international business law from King's College London, a JD from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, and BSEE and MSEE degrees from LSU. He has published numerous articles and books on IP law, international law, and the application of libertarian principles to legal topics.