2017 Fall Conference


On October 12-13, 2017, CPIP hosted its Fifth Annual Fall Conference at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, in Arlington, Virginia.

Our conference encouraged and discussed proposals to make IP work more effectively. We sought to understand how IP institutions could work better and serve their purposes more productively. As is the hallmark of all CPIP events, scholars, inventors, creators, and industry representatives talked about the real world impact of and practicality of the ideas we discussed.

CPIP would like to thank the George Mason Law Review for its invaluable support in hosting the conference and publishing the conference papers!


INTERVIEW VIDEOS

T.J. Stiles: How Copyright Promotes Individual Voices and Freedom

Prof. Adam Mossoff: What it Means to Have Effective Intellectual Property

Prof. Sean O’Connor: What Kind of Property is “Intellectual Property”?

Prof. Erika Lietzan: Incentives for New Uses for Approved Drugs?

Dina LaPolt: Why Songwriters and Publishers Need Better IP Protection


KEYNOTE & PANEL VIDEOS

Keynote Address

  • T.J. Stiles, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award
    Author of several award-winning books, including Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War

Panel 1: Putting the Property Back in IP

  • Prof. Ryan Holte, University of Akron School of Law
  • Dina LaPolt, LaPolt Law, P.C.
  • Prof. Sean O’Connor, University of Washington School of Law
  • Prof. Joshua Sarnoff, DePaul University College of Law
  • Moderator: Devlin Hartline, Assistant Director, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Panel 2: The Way Forward for the International IP System

  • Nigel Cory, Trade Policy Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Becky Fraser, Director, International Government Affairs, Qualcomm
  • Prof. Mark Schultz, Founder, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • George York, Senior Vice President, International Policy, Recording Industry Association of America
  • Moderator: Chris Moore, Deputy Vice President, International, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Panel 3: Improving IP Administration

  • Prof. Sandra Aistars, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Director, Copyright Research and Policy, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Michael Klipper, Law Office of Michael R. Klipper, PLLC
  • Prof. Gary Lawson, Boston University School of Law
  • Prof. Arti Rai, Duke University School of Law
  • Moderator: Prof. Ross Davies, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Panel 4: Rethinking the IP/Antitrust Nexus

  • David Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Prof. Adam Mossoff, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Founder, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Dan Schneider, Executive Director, American Conservative Union
  • Prof. Joshua Wright, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Moderator: Prof. Bruce Kobayashi, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Panel 5: The Media’s Role in IP Policy: Improving Public Understanding and the Policy Discussion

  • Tony Dutra, Legal Editor, Bloomberg BNA
  • Robert Levine, Journalist, Author, and former Executive Editor, Billboard
  • Richard Lloyd, North America Editor, Intellectual Asset Management
  • Andrew Orlowski, Executive Editor, The Register
  • Moderator: Prof. Adam Mossoff, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Founder, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Panel 6: Improving Incentives for Long-Term Research in the Life Sciences

  • Bruce Artim, Director, Federal Affairs, Eli Lilly
  • Prof. Erika Lietzan, University of Missouri School of Law
  • Prof. Greg Salmieri, Rutgers University
  • Jon Santamauro, Senior Director, International Government Affairs, AbbVie
  • Moderator: Prof. Mark Schultz, Founder, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law


CONFERENCE MATERIALS