Proposed Misuse of Section 1498 Relies on the False Claim that Patents Are Not Property

By Kathleen Wills* The question whether patents are property rights is a continuing and hotly debated topic in IP law. Despite an abundance of scholarship (see here, here, here, here, and here) detailing how intellectual property (“IP”) rights have long been equated with property rights in land and other tangible assets, critics often claim that … Continue reading “Proposed Misuse of Section 1498 Relies on the False Claim that Patents Are Not Property”

Proposal for Drug Price Controls is Legally Unprecedented and Threatens Medical Innovation

By Adam Mossoff, Sean O’Connor, & Evan Moore* The price of the miracle drugs everyone uses today is cause for concern among people today. The President has commented on it. Some academics, lawyers, and policymakers have routinely called for the government to “do something” to lower prices. The high prices are unsurprising: cutting-edge medical treatments are … Continue reading “Proposal for Drug Price Controls is Legally Unprecedented and Threatens Medical Innovation”

New “Invalidated” Documentary Highlights the Problems With the PTAB: Free Screening on October 26

By Devlin Hartline and Aditi Kulkarni* The “Invalidated” documentary will be screened this Friday, October 26, at 5:30 PM in Washington, D.C. To register for this free event, which features a presentation by Bunch O Balloons inventor Josh Malone among others, please click here. Imagine that you’re a father of eight children who puts everything … Continue reading “New “Invalidated” Documentary Highlights the Problems With the PTAB: Free Screening on October 26”

IP for the Next Generation of Mobile Technology: How the Antitrust Division Devalued Standard-Essential Patents

In advance of our Sixth Annual Fall Conference on IP for the Next Generation of Technology, we are highlighting works on the challenges brought by the revolutionary developments in mobile technology of the past fifteen years. As we highlighted in previous posts in this series (see here and here), a 2015 policy change at the … Continue reading “IP for the Next Generation of Mobile Technology: How the Antitrust Division Devalued Standard-Essential Patents”

IP for the Next Generation of Mobile Technology: How Ignorance of Standard Setting Operations Hinders Innovation

In advance of our Sixth Annual Fall Conference on IP for the Next Generation of Technology, we are highlighting works on the challenges brought by the revolutionary developments in mobile technology of the past fifteen years. The development and implementation of technology standards is a complex process, and it’s one often misunderstood by commentators, courts, … Continue reading “IP for the Next Generation of Mobile Technology: How Ignorance of Standard Setting Operations Hinders Innovation”

IP for the Next Generation of Mobile Technology: How IEEE’s Policy Changes Have Created Uncertainty for Innovators

In advance of our Sixth Annual Fall Conference on IP for the Next Generation of Technology, we are highlighting works on the challenges brought by the revolutionary developments in mobile technology of the past fifteen years. Earlier this year, CPIP’s Adam Mossoff and Kevin Madigan detailed an in-depth empirical study on the troubling repercussions of … Continue reading “IP for the Next Generation of Mobile Technology: How IEEE’s Policy Changes Have Created Uncertainty for Innovators”

Focusing on IP for the Next Generation of Mobile Technology

In advance of our Sixth Annual Fall Conference on IP for the Next Generation of Technology, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property will be highlighting works on the challenges brought by the revolutionary developments in mobile technology of the past fifteen years. These articles address issues related to patent licensing, standard setting in … Continue reading “Focusing on IP for the Next Generation of Mobile Technology”

CPIP Announces Leadership Transitions

ARLINGTON, Virginia – August 22, 2018 – The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) announced today that Matthew Barblan, CPIP’s Executive Director, will leave the center this month to join the Association of American Publishers (AAP) as Vice President, Public Policy. “It has been an amazing journey working with such wonderful colleagues to … Continue reading “CPIP Announces Leadership Transitions”

Study Finds IEEE’s 2015 Patent Policy Sowing Uncertainty and Slowing Innovation

By Kevin Madigan & Adam Mossoff As the world prepares for the game-changing transition to 5G wireless systems, the high-tech industry must continue to efficiently develop and implement technologies and networks that work together across different platforms and devices. Few people are aware of how this happens, because it occurs solely between the companies who … Continue reading “Study Finds IEEE’s 2015 Patent Policy Sowing Uncertainty and Slowing Innovation”

The Value of Public Data: Update to “Turning Gold to Lead”

By Kevin Madigan & Adam Mossoff A key value in the empirical work done in the social sciences and in the STEM fields is that data is made public and available for review, testing, and confirmation. Humans are neither infallible nor omniscient, and thus this standard practice in empirical research has evolved as a way to … Continue reading “The Value of Public Data: Update to “Turning Gold to Lead””