U.S. Innovation Economy Falls Even Further in Latest GIPC Patent Rankings

The Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has just released the sixth edition of its International IP Index. Unfortunately, the report finds that the United States is now tied for 12th place in its patent rankings. This is down from 10th place last year, and it’s down from 1st place … Continue reading “U.S. Innovation Economy Falls Even Further in Latest GIPC Patent Rankings”

CPIP Scholars File Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Fix Section 101

On December 4, 2017, CPIP Founder Adam Mossoff and CPIP John F. Witherspoon Legal Fellow David Lund filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant certiorari in RecogniCorp. v. Nintendo. The amicus brief was joined by several law professors, including Richard Epstein and Michael Risch, as well as CPIP Senior Scholars Chris Holman, … Continue reading “CPIP Scholars File Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Fix Section 101”

CPIP Founder Adam Mossoff Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of 27 Law Professors in Oil States

CPIP Founder Adam Mossoff filed an amicus brief today on behalf of 27 law professors in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, a patent case pending in the Supreme Court. Oil States is challenging the constitutionality of proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to determine the validity of an issued patent. The challenge … Continue reading “CPIP Founder Adam Mossoff Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of 27 Law Professors in Oil States”

The PTAB’s Regulatory Overreach and How it Cripples the Innovation Economy

On August 14, 2017, the Regulatory Transparency Project of the Federalist Society published a new white paper, Crippling the Innovation Economy: Regulatory Overreach at the Patent Office. This white paper examines how an administrative tribunal created in 2011—the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)—has become “a prime example regulatory overreach.” Several CPIP scholars are members … Continue reading “The PTAB’s Regulatory Overreach and How it Cripples the Innovation Economy”

CPIP Affiliate Scholar Erika Lietzan Testifies at HJC Hearing on FDA Approval Process

On July 27, 2017, CPIP Affiliate Scholar and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Missouri–Columbia Erika Lietzan testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law in a hearing on Antitrust Concerns and the FDA Approval Process. The hearing was an attempt by lawmakers to better understand the … Continue reading “CPIP Affiliate Scholar Erika Lietzan Testifies at HJC Hearing on FDA Approval Process”

The STRONGER Patents Act: Important Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy

Today, Senators Chris Coons, Tom Cotton, Dick Durbin, and Mazie Hirono introduced the Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience (STRONGER) Patents Act of 2017. This important piece of legislation will protect our innovation economy by restoring stable and effective property rights for inventors. First and foremost, the STRONGER Patents Act … Continue reading “The STRONGER Patents Act: Important Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy”

CPIP Co-Founder Testifies at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on IP

CPIP co-founder Adam Mossoff testified on June 13 before the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.  He and other witnesses testified about the impact of the Supreme Courts recent decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC on innovators and the possibility of future changes to … Continue reading “CPIP Co-Founder Testifies at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on IP”

An Ever-Weakening Patent System is Threatening the Future of American Innovation

Over the past ten years, the United States patent system has been transformed by new legislation, regulatory actions, and numerous decisions by the Supreme Court addressing nearly every area of patent doctrine. The many disruptive legal changes have affected infringement remedies, licensing activities, and what types of inventions and discoveries are eligible for patent protection, … Continue reading “An Ever-Weakening Patent System is Threatening the Future of American Innovation”

CPIP Publishes Prof. John F. Witherspoon’s Tribute to the Late Judge Giles S. Rich

CPIP has published a tribute to Judge Giles S. Rich by Professor John F. Witherspoon. Prof. Witherspoon is Director Emeritus, Intellectual Property Program, Antonin Scalia Law School. Prof. Witherspoon’s career in government, academia, and private practice spans more than fifty years. After practicing with a patent law firm in Washington, Prof. Witherspoon was appointed by … Continue reading “CPIP Publishes Prof. John F. Witherspoon’s Tribute to the Late Judge Giles S. Rich”

Innovate4Health: Global Good’s “Arktek”: A Life-Saving Super-Thermos Vaccine Cooler

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. More than 1.5 million children die every year from diseases that existing vaccines could prevent. Why aren’t these children vaccinated? One big reason is that vaccines need to be kept cool until they reach patients, but that’s a really hard task in … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Global Good’s “Arktek”: A Life-Saving Super-Thermos Vaccine Cooler”