Essays & Op-Eds

CPIP scholars play an active role in the intellectual property policy debate, writing numerous op-eds and essays about intellectual property rights and the technological, commercial, and creative innovation they facilitate. These essays and op-eds have been published in a wide variety of media sources.

Below are some selected highlights.


2018 Essays & Op-Eds

Jonathan Barnett
Antitrust Overreach: Undoing Cooperative Standardization in the Digital Economy
CLS Blue Sky Blog
November 28, 2018

Rachelle Mortimer & Grant Ossler
Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic Students File Amicus Brief in Brammer v. Violent Hues
CPIP Blog
November 20, 2018

Chris Katopis
A Cure Worse Than the Disease? Proposed Changes to European Patent Law are Threatening Pharmaceutical Innovation
CPIP Blog
November 16

Kathleen Wills
Proposed Misuse of Section 1498 Relies on the False Claim that Patents Are Not Property
CPIP Blog
November 14, 2018

Devlin Hartline
VIDEOS: Panel Presentations from the CPIP 2018 Fall Conference
CPIP Blog
November 13, 2018

Adam Mossoff, Sean O’Connor, & Evan Moore
Proposal for Drug Price Controls is Legally Unprecedented and Threatens Medical Innovation
CPIP Blog
November 5, 2018

Devlin Hartline
VIDEO: Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs Delivers Keynote Address at CPIP 2018 Fall Conference
CPIP Blog
October 30, 2018

Devlin Hartline & Aditi Kulkarni
New “Invalidated” Documentary Highlights the Problems With the PTAB: Free Screening on October 26
CPIP Blog
October 25, 2018

Erika Lietzan
SSRN Reading List; Genetically Modified Food and the Public’s Voice
Objective Intent
October 23, 2018

Kristen Osenga
Making Important Patents Worthless
Washington Times
October 15, 2018

CPIP Staff
IP for the Next Generation of Mobile Technology: How the Antitrust Division Devalued Standard-Essential Patents
CPIP Blog
October 10, 2018

CPIP Staff
IP for the Next Generation of Mobile Technology: How Ignorance of Standard Setting Operations Hinders Innovation
CPIP Blog
October 9, 2018

CPIP Staff
IP for the Next Generation of Mobile Technology: How IEEE’s Policy Changes Have Created Uncertainty for Innovators
CPIP Blog
October 8, 2018

Erika Lietzan
SSRN Reading List — Is “Milk” Worth Fighting For?
Objective Intent
October 8, 2018

CPIP Staff
Focusing on IP for the Next Generation of Mobile Technology
CPIP Blog
October 5, 2018

Erika Lietzan
SSRN Reading List — Food Law and Policy Articles
Objective Intent
October 5, 2018

Adam Mossoff
Uncertain Patent Rights and a Weakening U.S. Innovation Economy: A Mixed Legacy on IP Policy
ABA Landslide
October 1, 2018

Erika Lietzan
The Puzzling Uncertainty About Umbrella Exclusivity
Objective Intent
September 26, 2018

Chris Holman
Why Follow-On Pharmaceutical Innovations Should Be Eligible For Patent Protection
Intellectual Property Watch
September 21, 2018

Erika Lietzan
Cannabis and the Often Overlooked Drug Exclusion Rule
Objective Intent
September 19, 2018

Erika Lietzan
The Patent Dance: A Reasonable Response to the Specter of Reasonable Royalties
Objective Intent
September 12, 2018

Erika Lietzan
Biosimilar Patent Litigation: the “Finish What You Started” Rule
Objective Intent
September 10, 2018

CPIP Staff
CPIP Announces Leadership Transitions
CPIP Blog
August 21, 2018

Erika Lietzan
Whither FDA’s Drug Approval Paradigm? — A Debate from Recent FDA Law SSRN Postings
Objective Intent
August 17, 2018

Kevin Madigan & Adam Mossoff
Study Finds IEEE’s 2015 Patent Policy Sowing Uncertainty and Slowing Innovation
CPIP Blog
July 17, 2018

Kevin Madigan
Will the EU Finally Hold Internet Giants Accountable?
CPIP Blog
July 3, 2018

Kristen Osenga
Qualcomm vs. Apple: Who’s the Real Bully?
The Daily Caller
July 1, 2018

David Lund
Rep. Massie Introduces New Legislation to Restore America’s Patent System
CPIP Blog
June 29, 2018

Kevin Madigan & Adam Mossoff
The Value of Public Data: Update to “Turning Gold to Lead”
CPIP Blog
June 28, 2018

Devlin Hartline
New CPIP Policy Brief: An Unwise Move to Discriminate Against Pharmaceutical Patents
CPIP Blog
June 7, 2018

Kevin Madigan
Sometimes Fair Use Takes a Little Effort (and That’s a Good Thing)
Mister Copyright
May 31, 2018

Matthew Barblan
Despite Professors’ Misleading Rhetoric, CLASSICS is a Big Win for Everyone
CPIP Blog
May 29, 2108

Kevin Madigan
USTR Report Highlights Concerns over Canada’s Treatment of IP
Mister Copyright
May 21, 2018

Sean O’Connor et al.
‘Blurred Lines’ Ruling Brings Justice to Composers Like Marvin Gaye
Seattle Times
May 6, 2018

CPIP Staff
CPIP Scholars Examine the Flaws in the Term “Evergreening”
CPIP Blog
May 1, 2018

Eric Priest et al.
Tariffs Are the Wrong Weapon in Fight Against China’s Pirates – Here’s the Right One
The Conversation
April 30, 2018

Devlin Hartline
CPIP Scholars To Federal Circuit: Protect Innovation in the Life Sciences
CPIP Blog
April 30, 2018

Kevin Madigan
Usual Suspects Fight Effort to Impose Online Accountability in Europe
Mister Copyright
April 30, 2018

David Lund
CPIP and ITIF Release Innovate4Health Report on Role of IP in Solving Global Health Challenges
CPIP Blog
April 26, 2018

Adam Mossoff
Statement of Professor Adam Mossoff on Oil States v. Greene’s Energy
CPIP Blog
April 24, 2018

David Lund
Department of Justice Recognizes Importance of Reliable Patent Rights in Innovation Economy
CPIP Blog
April 23, 2018

Erika Lietzan
FDA Law SSRN Reading List – February and March 2018, 2/3
Objective Intent
April 18, 2018

Matthew Barblan & Kevin Madigan
CLASSICS Act Provides Long Overdue Recognition for Legacy Recording Artists
CPIP Blog
April 16, 2018

Erika Lietzan
SSRN Reading List February and March, 1 of 3
Objective Intent
April 13, 2018

Kevin Madigan
CASE Act Set to Empower Creators and Impose Accountability
Mister Copyright
March 31, 2018

Erika Lietzan
Pediatric Exclusivity (3 of 3): Amgen v. Hargan
Objective Intent
March 24, 2018

David Lund
The STRONGER Patents Act: The House Receives Its Own Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy
CPIP Blog
March 20, 2018

Erika Lietzan
Pediatric Exclusivity (2 of 3): Amgen v. Hargan
Objective Intent
March 14, 2018

Michael O’Keefe
SaTo Pan Delivers a Sustainable Solution to the Sanitation Crisis in Developing Nations
CPIP Blog
March 13, 2018

Kevin Madigan
Panel on Streaming Media Boxes Explores the New Face of Piracy
Mister Copyright
March 12, 2018

Erika Lietzan
FDA Law SSRN Reading List – December ’17 & January ’18
Objective Intent
March 6, 2018

Alex Summerton & Nick Churchill
Daktari Diagnostics Takes on Africa’s Healthcare Challenges One Diagnostic Device at a Time
CPIP Blog
March 6, 2018

Devlin Hartline
CPIP Scholars Ask Federal Circuit to Fix Patent Eligibility Doctrine in Cleveland Clinic Appeal
CPIP Blog
March 5, 2018

Erika Lietzan
Pediatric Exclusivity 101
Objective Intent
March 3, 2018

Devlin Hartline
New White Paper Explores the Importance of Property Rights to National Wealth and Security
CPIP Blog
February 28, 2018

Kevin Madigan
Updated TickBox Injunction and the Fight Against Add-Ons
Mister Copyright
February 27, 2018

Gleb Savich
Augmented Reality Technology Helps Bring Surgical Expertise to Conflict Zones and the Developing World
CPIP Blog
February 27, 2018

Gleb Savich
Indian Startup Develops Nanomaterial Filter to Help Solve Global Drinking Water Crisis
CPIP Blog
February 21, 2018

Alex Summerton
DNAe Enhances HIV Treatment By Monitoring the Effectiveness of Antiretroviral Therapy
CPIP Blog
February 15, 2018

Devlin Hartline
Letter to Antitrust Chief Applauds DOJ’s New Evidence-Based Approach to IP Enforcement
CPIP Blog
February 13, 2018

Kevin Madigan
TickBox Injunction Targets Blatant Inducement of Infringement
Mister Copyright
February 11, 2018

Devlin Hartline
U.S. Innovation Economy Falls Even Further in Latest GIPC Patent Rankings
CPIP Blog
February 8, 2018

Kristen Osenga
US Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back on Innovation
The Hill
February 7, 2018

Nick Churchill
Nike’s Innovations Provide Comfort and Independence to People with Disabilities
CPIP Blog
February 6, 2018

Kevin Madigan
Concerns over ALI Copyright Restatement Leave Project in Limbo
Mister Copyright
January 31, 2018

Kevin Madigan
NAFTA Shouldn’t Include Outdated Internet Safe Harbors
The Hill
January 27, 2018

Sean O’Connor
Not So Blurred Lines
IPWatchdog
January 8, 2018

Erika Lietzan
Food Additive Approvals — and Patents
Objective Intent
January 7, 2018


2017 Essays & Op-Eds

Kevin Madigan
Study on Expanded “User Rights” Fails Econometric Scrutiny
Mister Copyright
December 23, 2017

Erika Lietzan
You Can Dance If You Want To
Objective Intent
December 22, 2017

Kevin Madigan
Monkeys, Turtles, and Cheerleaders: Copyright in 2017 and Beyond
Mister Copyright
December 18, 2017

Gleb Savich
Embrace Infant Warmers Help Save Lives of Preterm Babies in Developing Countries
CPIP Blog
December 7, 2017

Devlin Hartline
CPIP Scholars File Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Fix Section 101
CPIP Blog
December 6, 2017

Erika Lietzan
FDA Law SSRN Reading List – October and November (Part 2 of 2)
Objective Intent
December 5, 2017

Erika Lietzan
FDA Law SSRN Reading List – October and November (Part 1 of 2)
Objective Intent
December 3, 2017

Kevin Madigan
A New NAFTA Must Protect the Rights of Copyright Owners and Creators
Mister Copyright
November 30, 2017

Kristen Osenga
Supreme Court Must Reinforce US as Preeminent Innovation Superpower
The Hill
November 27, 2017

Kevin Madigan
Debunking Criticism of the Copyright Small Claims Act
Mister Copyright
November 20, 2017

Alex Summerton
CPIP Fall Conference Papers Highlight How Intellectual Property Rights Promote Global Prosperity
CPIP Blog
November 17, 2017

Alex Summerton
Miriam Bridges the Gap Between Developing-World Infrastructure and Cancer Detection
CPIP Blog
November 7, 2017

Mark Schultz
Digital Age Changes All the Rules on Intellectual Property
The Hill
November 6, 2017

Erika Lietzan
Thoughts on “Reciprocal Marketing Approval”
Objective Intent
November 3, 2017

Nick Churchill
Nutriset Uses Patents and Trademarks to Fight Severe Malnutrition Across the Globe
CPIP Blog
October 31, 2017

Kevin Madigan
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author T.J. Stiles Makes the Case for Copyright
CPIP Blog
October 30, 2017

Erika Lietzan
FDA Law SSRN Reading List (September 2017)
Objective Intent
October 28, 2017

Erika Lietzan
Hatch-Waxman Comments – Status Report (Part II)
Objective Intent
October 23, 2017

Erika Lietzan
Hatch-Waxman Comments – Status Report (Part I)
Objective Intent
October 17, 2017

Kevin Madigan
<em>Small Claims Bill Aims to Empower Copyright Owners and Creators
Mister Copyright
October 16, 2017

Erika Lietzan
Data Exclusivity for Medical Devices
Objective Intent
October 10, 2017

Adam Mossoff & David Lund
The Problems With the PTAB
IAM Magazine
October 1, 2017

Kristen Osenga
The Patent Conundrum
Washington Times
October 1, 2017

Kevin Madigan
New Report Highlights Danger of Stream-Based Infringement
Mister Copyright
September 23, 2017

Kevin Madigan
Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act: A Step Towards a Modern Copyright Office
Copyright & New Media Law
Fall 2017

Erika Lietzan
FDA Law SSRN Reading List (August 2017)
Objective Intent
September 14, 2017

Adam Mossoff
Patent Unfairness
RealClearPolitics
September 9, 2017

Erika Lietzan
FDA’s Reliance on User Fees
Objective Intent
September 4, 2017

Kevin Madigan
Stream Ripping Emerges as the New Face of Music Piracy
Mister Copyright
August 31, 2017

David Lund
CPIP Founder Adam Mossoff Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of 27 Law Professors in Oil States
CPIP Blog
August 31, 2017

Andrew Levey
New Oxygen Machine Technology Confronts Blackouts in Emerging Nations
CPIP Blog
August 30, 2017

Kevin Madigan
Mayweather v. McGregor Warrants Preemptive Anti-Piracy Efforts
CPIP Blog
August 23, 2017

Erika Lietzan
ANDAs Before Hatch-Waxman
Objective Intent
August 19, 2017

Devlin Hartline
Court Confirms the Obvious: Aiding and Abetting Criminal Copyright Infringement Is a Crime
Law Theories
August 16, 2017

Devlin Hartline
The PTAB’s Regulatory Overreach and How it Cripples the Innovation Economy
CPIP Blog
August 16, 2017

Kevin Madigan
CPIP Affiliate Scholar Erika Lietzan Testifies at HJC Hearing on FDA Approval Process
CPIP Blog
August 15, 2017

Gabrielle Eriquez
Nanobiosym’s Gene-RADAR Brings Real-Time Results for Zika Testing
CPIP Blog
August 7, 2017

Erika Lietzan
FDA Law SSRN Reading List (July 2017)
Objective Intent
August 1, 2017

Kevin Madigan
Richard Prince and the Increasingly Permissive Treatment of Infringement
Mister Copyright
July 31, 2017

Erika Lietzan
The Unapproved Drugs Conundrum
Objective Intent
July 24, 2017

Kevin Madigan
International Trade Administration Report Highlights Strong Markets, Persistent Piracy
CPIP Blog
July 18, 2017

Ted Sichelman
Does The Supreme Court Understand The Innovation Economy?
Forbes
July 12, 2017

Erika Lietzan
Could FDA Enforce the “Requirement” to Provide the Biosimilar Marketing Application?
Objective Intent
July 5, 2017

Bhamati Viswanathan
GRIT Leveraged Freedom Chair Brings Mobility to Developing World
CPIP Blog
July 5, 2017

Nick Churchill
Treating Neonatal Jaundice in the Developing World with D-Rev’s Brilliance
CPIP Blog
June 27, 2017

Kevin Madigan
Judgment Against Sci-Hub is a Win for Authors and Publishers
CPIP Blog
June 27, 2017

Erika Lietzan
Origins of the Theory that the “Patent Dance” Might Not Be Required: Omission of Process Patents
Objective Intent
June 27, 2017

Ted Sichelman
Sometimes, Information Wants To Be Expensive
Jotwell
June 26, 2017

Kevin Madigan
As Investment Moves Overseas, the US Must Restore its Gold-Standard Patent System
CPIP Blog
June 22, 2017

David Lund
The STRONGER Patents Act: Important Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy
CPIP Blog
June 21, 2017

Erika Lietzan
Sandoz v. Amgen: What The Court Settled, What It Didn’t, And What Might Come Next
Health Affairs Blog
June 19, 2017

Erika Lietzan
Supporting FDA Product Reviews with User Fees Alone
Objective Intent
June 17, 2017

Kevin Madigan
Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) Unites to Fight Online Piracy
CPIP Blog
June 14, 2017

David Lund
CPIP Co-Founder Testifies at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on IP
CPIP Blog
June 13, 2017

David Lund & Matthew Barblan
Leveling the Antitrust Playing Field
Washington Times
June 11, 2017

Erika Lietzan
(FDA) User Fee Churn
Notice & Comment
June 11, 2017

Erika Lietzan
Demystifying Drug Importation after Impression v. Lexmark
Patently-O
June 6, 2017

Mark Schultz
Innovation: History’s Great Free Lunch
WIPO Magazine
June 2017

Kevin Madigan
Increase in IP-based Extortion Reveals True Nature of Piracy
Mister Copyright
May 31, 2017

David Lund & Matthew Barblan
Foreign Antitrust Regulators Are Threatening American Innovation
CPIP Blog
May 17, 2017

Mandi Hart
From Star Wars to La La Land: How Intellectual Property Fuels Films
CPIP Blog
May 11, 2017

Adam Mossoff & Bhamati Viswanathan
Explaining Efficient Infringement
CPIP Blog
May 11, 2017

Kevin Madigan
In Defense of an Inclusive IP Conversation
CPIP Blog
May 9, 2017

CPIP Staff
New CPIP Policy Brief: Open-Access Mandates and the Seductively False Promise of “Free”
CPIP Blog
May 4, 2017

Kevin Madigan
An Ever-Weakening Patent System is Threatening the Future of American Innovation
CPIP Blog
April 28, 2017

CPIP Staff
CPIP Publishes Prof. John F. Witherspoon’s Tribute to the Late Judge Giles S. Rich
CPIP Blog
April 27, 2017

CPIP Staff
CPIP & ITIF Launch “Innovate4Health” Policy Research Initiative
CPIP Staff
April 26, 2017

Devlin Hartline
The Drug Innovation Paradox: Matching Incentives to Market Realities
CPIP Blog
April 19, 2017

Jaci Arthur
Meeting the Needs of Rural Africa with Fyodor’s Point-of-Care Testing for Malaria
CPIP Blog
April 17, 2017

David Lund
Junk Science Used to Erode Innovation-Fueling Patent Laws
The Hill
April 9, 2017

David Lund
The Lawless Body – “Prior Judicial Opinions Did Not Bind the PTAB”
CPIP Blog
April 6, 2017

David Lund
Protecting Patients with VanishPoint Retractable Syringes
CPIP Blog
March 30, 2017

Kevin Madigan
Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act is First Step Towards a Modern Copyright Office
CPIP Blog
March 29, 2017

Devlin Hartline
Another Huge Setback in CloudFlare’s Quixotic Campaign to Protect Pirate Sites
CPIP Blog
March 28, 2017

David Lund
Lobbyists Continue to Invoke Discredited Junk Science to Push Patent Legislation
CPIP Blog
March 28, 2017

Bhamati Viswanathan
Event Recap: Great Inventors and the Patent System
CPIP Blog
March 20, 2017

Kevin Madigan
mPedigree Battles Counterfeit Drugs Through Innovative Verification System
CPIP Blog
March 17, 2017

Kevin Madigan
Kodi Software Enabling Widespread Copyright Infringement
CPIP Blog
March 15, 2017

Adam Mossoff
Patents Are Property Rights, Not A “Bizarre Regulatory Lobby”
Townhall
March 13, 2017

Maryna Koberidze
Eye Exams On-the-Go with PEEK
CPIP Blog
March 10, 2017

Bhamati Viswanathan
Global Good’s “Arktek”: A Life-Saving Super-Thermos Vaccine Cooler
CPIP Blog
March 9, 2017

Devlin Hartline
CPIP Scholars Ask Supreme Court to Resist Call to Restrict Venue Choices for Patent Owners
CPIP Blog
March 9, 2017

Kevin Madigan
Trusted Notifier Program Defended Against Misleading Rhetoric
CPIP Blog
March 2, 2017

Devlin Hartline
CPIP’s Sandra Aistars & Scalia Law Alumnae Urge Federal Circuit to Protect Creators and Rein In Fair Use in Oracle v. Google
CPIP Blog
February 28, 2017

David Lund
44 Law, Economics, and Business Professors Urge Supreme Court to take Presumptive Approach to Patent Exhaustion
CPIP Blog
February 24, 2017

Bhamati Viswanathan
Shaping Fair Use to Promote Fair Markets
CPIP Blog
February 24, 2017

Rebecca Cusey
Oracle v. Google: Expansive Fair Use Harms Creators
CPIP Blog
February 23, 2017

Kevin Madigan
What Would Judge Gorsuch Mean for Fair Use?
CPIP Blog
February 23, 2017

Kevin Madigan
CPIP Scholars Join Open Letter Providing IP Guidance for New Administration and Congress
CPIP Blog
February 22, 2017

Erika Lietzan
How Colombia’s Biosimilar Regulation Departs From International Norms
PAHO Pan American Journal of Public Health
February 22, 2017

David Lund
CPIP Scholars File Amicus Brief Urging Consideration of Claimed Inventions as a Whole
CPIP Blog
February 21, 2017

Bhamati Viswanathan
Can Copyright Help Fight Censorship in China?
CPIP Blog
February 17, 2017

David Lund
IPO Publishes Analysis of Recently Released Legislative Proposal
CPIP Blog
February 16, 2017

Devlin Hartline
SONA and Songwriters Fight DOJ’s Misguided 100% Licensing Rule
CPIP Blog
February 9, 2017

Devlin Hartline
CPIP Founders File Amicus Brief on Behalf of 11 Law Professors in Converse v. ITC
CPIP Blog
February 3, 2017

David Lund
IPO Proposes Legislative Solution to the Morass of Patent Eligibility
CPIP Blog
February 1, 2017

Kevin Madigan
IP Scholars Explain Why We Shouldn’t Use SurveyMonkey to Select Our Next Register of Copyrights
CPIP Blog
January 31, 2017

Maryna Koberidze
How IP Helps Individuals
CPIP Blog
January 25, 2017

Andrew Baluch & Devlin Hartline
Intellectual Property Backgrounds of President Trump’s Potential Supreme Court Nominees
CPIP Blog
January 23, 2017

David Lund
Trading Technologies v. CQG: Federal Circuit Gets One Right On Software Patents
CPIP Blog
January 19, 2017

Maryna Koberidze
Creative Upstarts and Startups: How IP Creates Opportunities and Opens Doors
CPIP Blog
January 11, 2017

CPIP Staff
CPIP, USPTO, & Lemelson Center Host “Great Inventors” Panel Discussion at American History Museum
CPIP Blog
January 10, 2017


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