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Supreme Court Paves Way for Revoking State Sovereign Immunity for Copyright Infringement

Last week, the Supreme Court handed down its unanimous judgment in Allen v. Cooper, a copyright case involving both actual and metaphorical pirates. The actual pirate was Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, who captured a French ship in the Indies, renamed it Queen Anne’s Revenge, used it for piracy, and then later ran it … Continue reading “Supreme Court Paves Way for Revoking State Sovereign Immunity for Copyright Infringement”

The Tradeoffs Involved in New Drug Approval, Expanded Access, and Right to Try

The following post comes from CPIP Senior Fellow for Life Sciences Erika Lietzan, and it is cross-posted here from the Objective Intent blog with permission. This note explains some of the concepts swirling around in the media right now, relating to medicine approval. Much of what follows appears (or will appear) in an article on … Continue reading “The Tradeoffs Involved in New Drug Approval, Expanded Access, and Right to Try”

CPIP Roundup – February 29, 2020

Greetings from CPIP Executive Director Sean O’Connor Happy Leap Day! The extra day here in February has allowed us to be extra productive here at CPIP. For example, I am in Jakarta, Indonesia speaking on multiple panels at the Second IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference as part of our international initiative. On Tuesday, … Continue reading “CPIP Roundup – February 29, 2020”

CPIP Bids a Fond Farewell to Kevin Madigan and Seeks New Deputy Director

Longtime CPIP staff member Kevin Madigan is leaving the Center next week to become VP, Legal Policy and Copyright Counsel at the Copyright Alliance. “I joined CPIP just over four years ago, and my time with the Center and Scalia Law has been rewarding on so many levels. The knowledge I’ve gained and the relationships … Continue reading “CPIP Bids a Fond Farewell to Kevin Madigan and Seeks New Deputy Director”

Proposed Open Access Regulation is a Solution in Search of a Problem

Earlier this week, a coalition of over 125 publishers and non-profit scientific societies joined the Association of American Publishers (AAP) in a letter to the White House expressing serious concerns with a proposed Administration policy that would override intellectual property rights and threaten the advancement of scientific scholarship and innovation. In a flawed attempt to … Continue reading “Proposed Open Access Regulation is a Solution in Search of a Problem”

Members of Congress the Latest to Question ALI’s Restatement of Copyright

As copyright wonks are surely aware, the American Law Institute (ALI) has been busy with its first foray into restating a body of federal statutory law, the Restatement of Copyright. Restatements have traditionally covered state common-law topics, such as employment, property, trusts, and torts, which are primarily governed by some combination of state statutory and … Continue reading “Members of Congress the Latest to Question ALI’s Restatement of Copyright”

A Message From CPIP on Giving Tuesday

As we enter the holiday season and look ahead to 2020, we hope that you will keep CPIP in mind as you plan your end-of-year giving. Your support is critical to ensuring that CPIP continues its activities and works to engage academics, creators, and innovators in a scholarly dialogue on the importance of intellectual property. … Continue reading “A Message From CPIP on Giving Tuesday”

CPIP Roundup – November 29, 2019

Greetings from CPIP Executive Director Sean O’Connor As we wind down the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., the CPIP team is grateful for many things, most especially your support. If you are spending time with family—or enjoying a “Friendsgiving”—we hope it has been restful. As part of CPIP’s enhanced focus on international engagement, I … Continue reading “CPIP Roundup – November 29, 2019”

CPIP Roundup – October 31, 2019

Greetings from CPIP Executive Director Sean O’Connor CPIP started a busy and productive October with our Seventh Annual Fall Conference, The IP Bridge: Connecting the Lab & Studio to the Market, which featured—among many informative and well-received panels and presentations—keynote addresses by Professor Robert Merges of UC Berkeley and Maria Pallante of AAP. The video … Continue reading “CPIP Roundup – October 31, 2019”