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Norman Stephan Kinsella (/kɪnˈsɛlə/; born 1965) is an American intellectual property lawyer, author, and deontological anarcho-capitalist. His legal works have been published by Oceana Publications and are stored on the Westlaw database.

Stephan Kinsella
Stephan Kinsella
Born Norman Stephan Kinsella
Prairieville, Louisiana
Occupation Attorney



Born in Prairieville, Louisiana, he attended Louisiana State University where he earned Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees in electrical engineering, and a Juris Doctor (JD) from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He also obtained an LL.M. at the University of London.


Kinsella was general counsel of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., of Sugar Land, Texas from 2000 to 2012 and is currently in private practice in Houston, Texas. He was formerly an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a right-libertarian think-tank for the promotion of Rothbardian political thought and the Austrian School of economics, where he was Book Review Editor for the Journal of Libertarian Studies[1] and a faculty member of the Mises Academy.[2] Kinsella also founded the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF) of which he currently is the Director.[3]


Kinsella's legal publications include books and articles about patent law, contract law, e-commerce law, international law, and other topics.




  1. ^ Welcome to Libertarian Papers! by Stephan Kinsella (, 22 January 2009)
  2. ^ Stephan Kinsella
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