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The AM-FM Bill and the Status of Terrestrial Music Broadcast Performance Rights

The following post comes from David Ward, a rising 2L at Scalia Law who is working as a Research Assistant this summer at CPIP. By David Ward This past Wednesday, the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee, led by its Chairman, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), held a virtual online briefing on the current state of music rights. … Continue reading “The AM-FM Bill and the Status of Terrestrial Music Broadcast Performance Rights”

Scalia Law Students and CPIP Scholars Make an Impact in Copyright Office Section 512 Study

The U.S. Copyright Office released its long-awaited report on Section 512 of Title 17 late last week. The Report is the culmination of more than four years of study by the Office of the safe harbor provisions for online service provider (OSP) liability in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). Fortuitously, the study … Continue reading “Scalia Law Students and CPIP Scholars Make an Impact in Copyright Office Section 512 Study”

Recent Developments in the Life Sciences: The Continuing Assault on Innovation by Antitrust Plaintiffs in Lantus

By Erika Lietzan In February, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held, in a direct purchaser antitrust action, that an innovative pharmaceutical company marketing an injectable drug product had “improperly listed” in FDA’s Orange Book a patent claiming a mechanism used in the drug’s delivery device. As I explain below, the ruling … Continue reading “Recent Developments in the Life Sciences: The Continuing Assault on Innovation by Antitrust Plaintiffs in Lantus

IP Scholars File Comments with OSTP on Public Access to Scholarly Publications

A group of intellectual property scholars filed comments yesterday with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), asking it to forgo its plans to make all federally-funded scholarly publications free and open to the public upon initial publication. The comments were submitted in response to a notice of Request for Information (RFI) that was … Continue reading “IP Scholars File Comments with OSTP on Public Access to Scholarly Publications”

CPIP Roundup – April 30, 2020

Greetings from CPIP Executive Director Sean O’Connor As we move into another month of stay-at-home here in the DMV—and perhaps some re-openings—we here at CPIP hope that you and yours are staying safe and healthy while we weather this crisis. We continue to move forward, however. Our biggest news this month is the addition of … Continue reading “CPIP Roundup – April 30, 2020”

CPIP Welcomes Joshua Kresh as Deputy Director

CPIP is proud to welcome Joshua Kresh to our leadership team! As Deputy Director, Joshua will report to CPIP Executive Director Sean O’Connor while managing and participating in CPIP’s day-to-day operations. Joshua will oversee CPIP’s academic research, policy, and fundraising efforts, working as well on planning and executing CPIP events such as conferences, meetings, fellowships, … Continue reading “CPIP Welcomes Joshua Kresh as Deputy Director”

Copyright Notebook: Observations on Copyright in the Time of COVID-19

The Indomitable Spirit of Artists Heroes are everywhere. We all give thanks for the selfless efforts of medical professionals, first responders, delivery drivers, gig economy workers, grocery and pharmacy staff, and the many other individuals who daily place themselves at the center of the coronavirus pandemic in order to make our quarantined lives safe and … Continue reading “Copyright Notebook: Observations on Copyright in the Time of COVID-19”

IP Industries Step Up in This Time of Crisis

The global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged multiple aspects of modern society in a short time. Health and public safety, education, commerce, research, arts, and even basic government functions have had to change dramatically in the space of a couple months. Some good news in all this is the response of many companies in the intellectual … Continue reading “IP Industries Step Up in This Time of Crisis”

New CPIP Policy Brief: Barnett on the End of Patent Groupthink

In a new CPIP policy brief entitled The End of Patent Groupthink, CPIP Senior Fellow for Innovation Policy Jonathan Barnett highlights some cracks that have emerged in the recent policy consensus that the U.S. patent system is “broken” and it is necessary to “fix” it. Policymakers have long operated on the basis of mostly unquestioned … Continue reading “New CPIP Policy Brief: Barnett on the End of Patent Groupthink”

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”