2016 Fall Conference

cpip-2016-fall-conference-invitation-350On October 6-7, 2016, CPIP’s Fourth Annual Fall Conference highlighted how property rights in innovation and creativity benefit communities and economies around the world. We focused on how secure IP rights foster investment, development, and access to products for consumers. We brought together speakers with diverse experiences—from businesses creating music licensing models supporting songwriters to small startups using patent portfolios to secure venture capital investment—giving attendees the chance to 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!


Keynote & Panels

    Keynote: Dean Kamen

    Panel: Creative Upstarts and Startups: How IP Creates Opportunities and Opens Doors

    • Brian Detwiler, General Counsel, Cobro Ventures, Inc.
    • Prof. Deepak Hegde, NYU Stern School of Business
    • Prof. Jerry Liu, University of San Francisco School of Law
    • Antigone Peyton, Founder and CEO, Cloudigy Law, PLLC
    • Moderator: Matthew Barblan, Executive Director, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

    Panel: How IP Helps Individuals

    • Stephen Bock, Director-at-Large, Church Music Publishers Association
    • Prof. Kristina Lybecker, Colorado College
    • Howard Rachinski, Chairman and Founder, Christian Copyright Licensing International
    • Prof. Mark Schultz, Southern Illinois University School of Law, Founder, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
    • Ken Stanwood, Chief Technology Officer, WiLAN
    • Moderator: Prof. Sandra Aistars, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Director of Copyright Research and Policy, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

    Panel: Assessing the Economic Case for Copyright

    • Prof. Brett Danaher, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College
    • Prof. Stan Liebowitz, UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management
    • Stanley Pierre-Louis, General Counsel, Entertainment Software Association
    • Stephen Siwek, Principal, Economists Incorporated
    • Moderator: Prof. Chris Newman, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

    Panel: IP & Development

    • Prof. Lee Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College
    • Nnamdi Ezera, Senior Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • Prof. Walter Park, American University College of Arts and Sciences
    • Matthew Rainey, Director-Advisor, WIPO Academy
    • Moderator: Prof. Mark Schultz, Southern Illinois University School of Law, Founder, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

    Panel: IP & The Historical Record

    • Terry Hart, VP Legal Policy and Copyright Counsel, Copyright Alliance
    • Ron Katznelson, Founder and President, Bi-Level Technologies
    • Prof. Adam Mossoff, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Founder, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
    • Eric Schwartz, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
    • Moderator: Prof. Ross Davies, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

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