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

Click Here To Register

Online Registration Closes 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

5 Hours Virginia CLE, Including 1.25 Hours Ethics, Pending


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.


DRAFT PROGRAM

7:45 – 8:45 AM BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

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

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: CROSSOVER PANEL ON THE COMMERCIAL FUNCTION OF IP

11:00 – 11:15 AM MORNING BREAK

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM SESSION 2: PRICE CONTROLS IN THE CREATIVE & INNOVATION INDUSTRIES

12:30 – 2:00 PM LUNCH & KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Maria A. Pallante, President & CEO, Association of American Publishers (AAP), and former Register of Copyrights, United States Copyright Office

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

3:15 – 3:30 PM AFTERNOON BREAK

3:30 – 4:45 PM SESSION 4: IP & ETHICS

4:45 – 6:00 PM CLOSING RECEPTION