Positions

Overview

  • Professor Orcutt, who was selected as the law school’s “Teacher of the Year” six times (2013, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004), teaches courses in Business Associations, Entrepreneurial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Regulation, and valuation. He has also taught courses in Contracts, Sales (Article 2 and the CISG), and Start-up Company Finance. Professor Orcutt helped create the law school’s dual J.D./MBA program with UNH’s Paul College of Business and Economics. Professor Orcutt served as the law school’s Associate Dean for Faculty Research for three years from 2009-2012.

    Before coming to the law school, Professor Orcutt spent eight years as both a capital markets attorney and an investment banker. Professor Orcutt was a Principal at Robertson Stephens, a Silicon Valley investment bank, where he was the head of its West Coast Telecom Services investment banking practice. He also served as Chief Administrative Officer of Robertson Stephens’ M&A group and as its Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining Robertson Stephens, Professor Orcutt was a Corporate Finance Associate with Shearman & Sterling, serving in both its New York, NY and Paris, France offices, where he specialized in securities offerings by European companies conducting dual listings in the United States and Europe.

    Professor Orcutt’s research interests focus on innovation systems and how to improve the environment for entrepreneurial companies and technology-based economic growth. Professor Orcutt does extensive work in the areas of patent valuation, technology commercialization, and startup companies. He is an advisory committee member for New Hampshire's Live Free and Start Initiative. Live Free and Start works to make New Hampshire an even better place for innovative businesses to start, grow and succeed.

    Professor Orcutt travels the world to provide hands-on training and work on projects involving patent valuation, technology commercialization, and technology-based economic growth.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2009 The Case Against Exempting Smaller Reporting Companies from Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404: Why Market-Based Solutions are Likely to Harm Ordinary InvestorsFordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law.  14:325-414. 2009
    2005 Improving the Efficiency of the Angel Finance Market: A Proposal to Expand the Intermediary Role of Finders in the Private Capital Raising SettingArizona State Law Journal.  37:861-948. 2005
    2003 Investor skepticism v. investor confidence: Why the new research analyst reforms will harm investorsDenver University Law Review.  81:1-77. 2003
    Using Valuation-Based Decision Making to Increase the Efficiency of China’s Patent Subsidy StrategiesCardozo Law Review de novo.  2013:116-146.

    Book

    Year Title
    2012 Patent Valuation : Improving Decision Making Through Analysis 2012
    2012 Patent valuation : improving decision making through analysis 2012
    2010 Shaping China's Innovation Future: University Technology Transfer in Transition 2010

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2010 A snapshot of China's current innovation system.  40-83. 2010
    2010 China's Bayh-Dole system.  138-160. 2010
    2010 China's emerging venture capital industry.  179-228. 2010
    2010 China's intellectual property regime has come of age.  113-137. 2010
    2010 Conclusion: what does it mean for the rest of the world if China gets things right?.  252-254. 2010
    2010 Developing a legal system that supports the market-based transactions of a Bayh-Dole strategy.  85-112. 2010
    2010 Developing a market-based innovation system.  15-39. 2010
    2010 Increasing the technology commercialization capacity of Chinese universities.  231-251. 2010
    2010 Planning to be an innovative nation - China's national S&T plan and its impact on China's Bayh-Dole system.  161-178. 2010
    2010 Universities, technology commercialization and innovation systems.  1-12. 2010
    2010 Will China be the next technology superpower? Preface.  VII-+. 2010

    Teaching Activities

  • Business Associations I Taught course 2018
  • Valuation and the Law Taught course 2018
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Taught course 2018
  • Sec Reg:Pub&Priv Secur Markets Taught course 2018
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Taught course 2017
  • Sec Reg:Pub&Priv Secur Markets Taught course 2017
  • Business Associations I Taught course 2016
  • Valuation and the Law Taught course 2016
  • Business Associations I Taught course 2016
  • Sec Reg:Pub&Priv Secur Markets Taught course 2016
  • Business Associations I Taught course 2015
  • Valuation and the Law Taught course 2015
  • Sec Reg:Pub&Priv Secur Markets Taught course 2015
  • Valuation and the Law Taught course 2015
  • Business Associations I Taught course 2014
  • Graduate Programs Contracts Taught course 2014
  • Graduate Programs Contracts Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • John Orcutt