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A View from Both Sides: COVID-19, the TRIPS Waiver, IP Rights, and How to Increase the Supply of Vaccines

Issue The United States and other wealthy nations have access to plenty of COVID-19 vaccine doses and thus are beginning to get the pandemic under control, while less affluent countries do not have access to adequate doses and are still struggling with rising cases. In October 2020, India and South Africa proposed addressing this problem … Continue reading “A View from Both Sides: COVID-19, the TRIPS Waiver, IP Rights, and How to Increase the Supply of Vaccines”

Just What Is the Case with the CASE Act? A Brief Overview

The following post comes from Ryan Reynolds, a 3L at Scalia Law and Research Assistant at CPIP. By Ryan Reynolds The phrase “creators have rights, but no remedies” is likely familiar to those aware of the current landscape of copyright protection for individual creators and small businesses (“Creators”). While the Copyright Act of 1976 grants … Continue reading “Just What Is the Case with the CASE Act? A Brief Overview”

Professor Justin Hughes on “Restating Copyright Law’s Originality Requirement”

The following post comes from Ryan Reynolds, a 3L at Scalia Law and Research Assistant at CPIP. By Ryan Reynolds In the 89 years following the publishing of the first Restatement of Law in 1932, the American Law Institute’s (ALI) Restatements have become an important tool for those in the legal community to better understand … Continue reading “Professor Justin Hughes on “Restating Copyright Law’s Originality Requirement””

Artist Roundtable Presented by the Mason Sports & Entertainment Law Association and the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic

The following post comes from Austin Shaffer, a 2L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Austin Shaffer On April 6th, the Mason Sports & Entertainment Law Association, in conjunction with the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic, hosted its Artist Roundtable event. Moderated by Professor Sandra Aistars of Scalia Law, the panel … Continue reading “Artist Roundtable Presented by the Mason Sports & Entertainment Law Association and the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic”

WTO IP Waiver Too Simplistic: Global Vaccine Tech-Transfer Needs Other Strategies

By Yogesh Pai Since October 2020, India and South Africa, joined by two-thirds of the WTO Members (African Group, LDCs and most of developing world) have been actively pursuing other developed country Members to agree to their request to waive global intellectual property (IP) rules. The waiver asserts that by suspending IP protection for COVID-19 … Continue reading “WTO IP Waiver Too Simplistic: Global Vaccine Tech-Transfer Needs Other Strategies”

CPIP Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 2021

Today marks the 21st annual World Intellectual Property Day. The event is held each year on the 26th of April to commemorate the day the WIPO Convention, which established the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), entered into force in 1970. The theme of this year’s World IP Day is “IP & SMEs: Taking Your Ideas … Continue reading “CPIP Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 2021”

Recap of the Supreme Court’s Google v. Oracle Opinion

The following post comes from Liz Velander, a recent graduate of Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Liz Velander The Supreme Court finally reached a determination in the decade-long dispute between two of the biggest technology companies in the world, Google and Oracle. Many have long-awaited the Court’s decision in this case, … Continue reading “Recap of the Supreme Court’s Google v. Oracle Opinion”

Professors Balganesh and Menell on “The Curious Case of the Restatement of Copyright”

The following post comes from Ryan Reynolds, a 3L at Scalia Law and Research Assistant at CPIP. By Ryan Reynolds In 2015, the American Law Institute (ALI) made the announcement that it would restate an area of law that is dominated by a detailed statute—the Restatement of Copyright. ALI’s Restatements have played an important role … Continue reading “Professors Balganesh and Menell on “The Curious Case of the Restatement of Copyright””

CPIP First Quarter Progress Report (December 2020-February 2021)

Greetings from CPIP Executive Director Sean O’Connor As we move further into 2021 and begin to see hopeful changes with the coming of COVID-19 vaccinations, I hope this year is looking up for you and yours, and I’m grateful to be able to reach out with a good report from CPIP. The newsletter below is … Continue reading “CPIP First Quarter Progress Report (December 2020-February 2021)”

Professor Tabrez Ebrahim on Clean and Sustainable Technological Innovation

The following post comes from Associate Professor of Law Tabrez Ebrahim of California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. By Tabrez Ebrahim What role should patent law have in promoting environmentally friendly, clean, and sustainable technology innovation? Does patent law provide adequate incentives for inventions and innovation that address environmental problems? Clean technology … Continue reading “Professor Tabrez Ebrahim on Clean and Sustainable Technological Innovation”