2014 Fall Conference

CPIP’s annual conference explored the common ground shared by the innovation industries and the creative industries, where intellectual property secures bold risk-taking and revolutionary ingenuity by artists and inventors alike.

Stale conventional wisdom says that the creative industries and innovation industries are inevitably and irreconcilably in conflict. The story goes that creators’ rights are “obstacles” to innovation, and that technological innovation harms creators. This conventional wisdom is wrong.

The true story of innovation and creativity is a virtuous circle. Technology gives artists and creators the tools to create entirely new mediums and the ability to reach worldwide audiences. Creativity, in turn, fuels the video, music, and games that make smartphones, iPads, and even the entire Internet so well-loved.


Keynote & Panels

Keynote: Prof. Richard A. Epstein

Panel 1: The Common Economic Case for Patents & Copyrights

  • Troy Dow, Vice President & Counsel, IP Legal Policy, Disney
  • Prof. Jay Kesan, University of Illinois School of Law
  • Prof. Stan Liebowitz, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Jon Santamauro, Senior Director, International Government Affairs, AbbVie
  • Moderator: Prof. Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law, Founder & Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Panel 2: The Common Moral Case for Copyrights and Patents

  • Dr. Ken Anderson, Founder and CSO, Thermaquatica
  • Prof. Eric Claeys, George Mason University School of Law
  • David Lowery, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business
  • Prof. Mark Schultz, Southern Illinois University School of Law, Founder & Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Moderator: Prof. Christopher Newman, George Mason University School of Law

Panel 3: IP Policy Challenges: Understanding and Addressing Concerns

  • Sandra Aistars, Chief Executive Officer, Copyright Alliance
  • Matthew Rainey, Director, Innovation Division, World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Laurie Self, Vice President and Counsel, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
  • Phyllis Turner-Brim, Vice President, Chief IP Counsel, Intellectual Ventures
  • Moderator: Prof. Mark Schultz, Southern Illinois University School of Law, Founder & Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Panel 4: The Nature of the Firm in the Innovation and Creative Industries

  • Kirti Gupta, Director, Economic Strategy, Qualcomm
  • Prof. Bruce Kobayashi, George Mason University School of Law
  • Prof. Kristen Osenga, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Ben Sheffner, Vice President and Counsel, Motion Picture Association of America
  • Moderator: Prof. Henry Butler, George Mason University School of Law

Panel 5: Creative Upstarts and Start-Up Firms: Sources of New Innovation and Creative Works

  • Brian Camelio, Founder and CEO, ArtistShare
  • Ron Katznelson, President, Bi-Level Technologies
  • Prof. Sean O’Connor, University of Washington School of Law
  • Prof. Sean Pager, Michigan State University School of Law
  • Moderator: Matthew Barblan, Director, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University School of Law

Panel 6: Private Ordering in the Creative and Innovation Industries

  • Mitch Glazier, Senior Executive Vice President, Recording Industry Association of America
  • Larry Horn, President and CEO, MPEG LA
  • Prof. Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law, Founder & Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Prof. Kevin Murphy, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Moderator: Prof. Kristen Osenga, University of Richmond School of Law


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