2018 Fall Conference

On October 11-12, 2018, CPIP hosted its Sixth Annual Fall Conference at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, in Arlington, Virginia.

After the breakthrough technology that gave us the mobile technology revolution of the past fifteen years, another leap forward in technology is about to break out into consumer products and services. Our conference addressed how IP rights and institutions can foster and support this technological advance, whether it is in the development of the Internet of Things (IOT), the use of Big Data, the deployment of 3D printing, continued advances in streaming media, or in the myriad new business models that will arise from these technological and commercial innovations.

All of this will be fostered by and will benefit from stable and effective property rights in innovative technologies and creative arts. Contrary to the tread-worn claims that new technological developments make IP rights unnecessary, this conference considered how IP helps creators, inventors, the creative industries, and the innovation industries move forward.


OPENING REMARKS, KEYNOTE ADDRESS, & PANELS

OPENING REMARKS

  • Prof. Henry Butler, Dean, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Prof. Adam Mossoff, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Founder, Executive Director, & Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

PANEL 1: NEW TECHNOLOGIES, BUSINESS MODELS, AND STANDARDS

  • Jim Harlan, Senior Director, Standards and Competition Policy, InterDigital
  • Anne Layne-Farrar, Vice President, Charles River Associates
  • Robert Sachs, President, Robert R. Sachs PC
  • Prof. Ted Sichelman, University of San Diego School of Law, Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Moderator: Prof. Kristen Osenga, University of Richmond School of Law, Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

PANEL 2: NEW/SHIFTING BUSINESS MODELS FOR THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

  • Troy Dow, Vice President & Counsel, The Walt Disney Company
  • Prof. Eric Priest, University of Oregon School of Law, Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Jessica Richard, Vice President, Federal Public Policy, Recording Industry Association of America
  • Nicola Searle, Digital Economy Fellow & Senior Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Moderator: Prof. Sandra Aistars, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Director of Copyright Research and Policy & Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

PANEL 3: NEW/SHIFTING BUSINESS MODELS FOR THE INNOVATION INDUSTRIES

  • Prof. Jonathan Barnett, USC Gould School of Law, Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Henry Hadad, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Prof. Erika Lietzan, University of Missouri School of Law, Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Jake Mace, Vice President of Licensing, Dominion Harbor
  • Moderator: Prof. Christopher Holman, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

PANEL 4: A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON BIG DATA

  • Prof. Ryan Abbott, School of Law, University of Surrey
  • Robert Atkinson, Founder & President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Prof. Michael Smith, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Marian Underweiser, Senior Counsel, IBM Research
  • Moderator: Prof. Robert Ledig, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs, Founder of Qualcomm, Inc. & Inventor of the digital transmission technology for cell phones that gave birth to the smartphone revolution

PANEL 5: THE FUTURE OF STANDARD SETTING, 5G, AND WHERE IT’S ALL HEADED

  • Kirti Gupta, Senior Director of Economic Strategy, Qualcomm
  • Prof. Adam Mossoff, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Founder, Executive Director, & Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Richard Taffet, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Gregory Werden, Senior Economic Counsel, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Moderator: Prof. Sean O’Connor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Director of International Innovation Policy & Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

PANEL 6: THE HISTORY OF IP AND TECHNOLOGICAL SHIFTS: LESSONS FROM THE ANCIENT HISTORY OF THE 1990S AND BEFORE

  • Prof. Bruce Boyden, Marquette University Law School
  • Prof. Joseph Gabriel, Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Prof. Justin Hughes, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • Ron Katznelson, Founder & President, Bi-Level Technologies
  • Moderator: Prof. Ross Davies, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

CONFERENCE MATERIALS