In the Spotlight


CPIP’s Fourth Annual Fall Conference will highlight how property rights in innovation and creativity benefit communities and economies around the world. We’ll focus on how secure IP rights foster investment, development, and access to products for consumers. We’ll bring together speakers with diverse experiences—from businesses creating music licensing models supporting songwriters to small startups using patent portfolios to secure venture capital investment. You’ll hear from and meet influential industry leaders, policymakers, and scholars working on intellectual property issues.

CPIP would like to thank the George Mason Law Review for its invaluable support in hosting the conference and publishing the conference papers.




George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law Publishes Proceedings from USCO-CPIP Moral Rights Symposium

The proceedings from our symposium on moral rights, co-hosted with the U.S. Copyright Office, have just been published in the George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law. The symposium, entitled Authors, Attribution, and Integrity: Examining Moral Rights in the United States, was held on April 18, 2016, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

This symposium examined the role of moral rights protection in the United States. The day-long event brought together authors, scholars, and other stakeholders for a broad discussion of copyright issues related to moral rights. Topics included the historical development of moral rights and various means for providing them, the value that authors place on moral rights generally and individual moral rights specifically, the various ways these rights are provided for under current law, and new considerations for the digital age.

To read the full proceedings, please click here.

George Mason Law Review Publishes Papers from Third Annual CPIP Fall Conference

The George Mason Law Review has just published the papers from the 2015 CPIP Fall Conference, The IP Platform: Supporting Invention & Inspiration.

We would like to thank Rod Harrell and the rest of the George Mason Law Review staff, as well as the authors whose rigorous research and writing yielded these excellent papers, for helping to make our annual conference a success.

The papers can be downloaded at the following links:

Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property