2019 Fall Conference


Please Join Us For CPIP’s
Seventh Annual Fall Conference

The IP Bridge:
Connecting the Lab & Studio to the Market

Friday, October 4, 2019

Antonin Scalia Law School
George Mason University
Arlington, Virginia

Featuring Keynotes By
Prof. Robert Merges, UC Berkeley
Maria Pallante, President & CEO AAP and former Register of Copyrights

 


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Online registration closed on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at noon ET. Onsite registration will be available at the conference. Cancellation policy: Cancel on or before Wednesday, September 25, 2019, to receive a full refund.

General Admission is $50. Registration is free for students, academics, members of the press, and government employees (state or federal).

5 Hours Virginia CLE, Including 1.5 Hours Ethics, Approved!


IMPORTANT LINKS

Conference Program

Speaker Bios

CLE Materials


CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Welcome to the Seventh Annual Fall Conference hosted by the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, in Arlington, Virginia!

This unique conference will highlight how IP rights facilitate the creative and innovative processes and preserve the vibrant ecosystems that deliver the latest products and creative works to consumers. From the lab or studio, to extensive development, to branding and distribution, intellectual property empowers the inventors, artists, manufacturers, retailers, and marketing professionals who contribute to flourishing economies.

In addition to exploring how IP helps to improve and enrich the lives of creators, inventors, and the public, this conference will also discuss how various efforts to impose price controls in a variety of industries threaten established markets and the development of innovative products and artistic works.

Unlike most academic conferences, this conference will not focus on making IP “weaker” or “stronger.” Rather, we will seek to understand how IP institutions could work better and serve their purposes more effectively. As is the hallmark of all CPIP events, scholars, inventors, creators, and industry representatives will talk about the real-world impact of and practicality of the ideas we discuss.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019

7:45 – 8:45 AM BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION
SPONSORED BY BRINKS GILSON & LIONE

8:45 – 9:00 AM OPENING REMARKS & INTRODUCTIONS

  • Kevin Madigan, Deputy Director, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • 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
  • Prof. Sean O’Connor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Executive Director & Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

9:00 – 9:45 AM MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Prof. Robert P. Merges, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

9:45 – 11:00 AM SESSION 1: THE COMMERCIAL FUNCTION OF IP

  • Prof. Stuart Graham, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech
  • Prof. Eric Priest, University of Oregon School of Law, Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • George York, Senior Vice President, International Policy, Recording Industry Association of America
  • Paul Zielinski, Director, Technology Partnerships Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Moderator: Kevin Madigan, Deputy Director, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

11:00 – 11:20 AM MORNING COFFEE BREAK

11:20 AM – 12:35 PM SESSION 2: PRICE CONTROLS IN THE CREATIVE & INNOVATION INDUSTRIES

  • Danielle Aguirre, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, National Music Publishers’ Association
  • Karen Marangi, Director, Federal Government Affairs, RELX
  • Prof. Sean O’Connor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Executive Director & Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Prof. Kristen Osenga, Austin E. Owen Research Scholar, University of Richmond School of Law, Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Moderator: Hon. Ryan T. Holte, United States Court of Federal Claims, Jurist-in-Residence Professor of Law, University of Akron School of Law

12:35 – 2:00 PM LUNCH & KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Maria A. Pallante, President & Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Publishers, former Register of Copyrights, United States Copyright Office

2:00 – 3:15 PM SESSION 3: REALIZING THE VALUE OF IDEAS

  • Sean Fitzgerald, Photographer
  • Benjamin Kwitek, President & Chief Executive Officer, InterForm
  • Josh Malone, Inventor, Bunch O Balloons, Volunteer, US Inventor
  • Kerry Muzzey, Composer
  • 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

3:15 – 3:35 PM AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK

3:35 – 4:50 PM SESSION 4: IP & ETHICS

  • Michael E. McCabe, Jr., Principal & Founder, McCabe Law LLC

4:50 – 5:00 PM CONCLUDING REMARKS

  • Prof. Sean O’Connor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Executive Director & Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

5:00 – 6:15 PM CLOSING RECEPTION
SPONSORED BY WI-LAN