Judicial Panel on the Patent System
On May 14, 2013, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property co-sponsored a panel of distinguished judges, who discussed the current state of the patent system. The panelists were:
- Hon. Richard A. Posner, Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- Hon. Paul R. Michel, former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Hon. Arthur J. Gajarsa, former Circuit Judge on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Moderator: Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
The combined panelists reflected years of experience in adjudicating patent cases, writing on patent or IP policy, and addressing issues related to the patent system, such as antitrust and law and economics. With wide-ranging views on the current health of the patent system and the relevant solutions, the panel discussion was insightful and illuminating. The event was co-sponsored with the Federalist Society’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and was held at the National Press Club.
A video of the panel will be available soon.
CPIP Launches Leonardo Da Vinci Fellowship Program
The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property is proud to announce the launch of our Leonardo Da Vinci Fellowship program. This program will provide significant funding for scholarship in intellectual property law, and is a key component of CPIP’s mission to promote a balanced discussion about intellectual property rights and their fundamental role in a successful and flourishing economy. For more information about the Da Vinci Fellowship program, click here (pdf).
Is the Patent System Working or Broken? A Discussion with Judges Posner and Michel – Podcast
Recently, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property co-sponsored a teleforum event with the Federalist Society’s Intellectual Property Practice Group that examined whether the patent system promotes or hampers innovation. We hosted two distinguished jurists: Hon. Paul R. Michel, former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Hon. Richard A. Posner of the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Both judges have unparalleled depth in knowledge about patent policy and the working details of the patent system. This teleforum brings them together for the first time to discuss their respective views on whether the patent system today is properly securing property rights in new innovation.
To listen to the podcast, click here.