Essays & Op-Eds

CPIP scholars play an active role in the intellectual property policy debate, writing numerous op-eds and essays about intellectual property rights and the technological, commercial, and creative innovation they facilitate. These essays and op-eds have been published in a wide variety of media sources.

Below are some selected highlights.


2021 Essays & Op-Eds


2020 Essays & Op-Eds

Devlin Hartline
Ninth Circuit Confirms: Fair Use Is an Affirmative Defense to Copyright Infringement
CPIP Blog
December 28, 2020

Devlin Hartline
Ninth Circuit Clarifies Transformative Fair Use in Dr. Seuss v. ComicMix
CPIP Blog
December 22, 2020

CPIP Staff
CPIP Applauds Congress on Passing CASE Act and Protecting Lawful Streaming Act
CPIP Blog
December 22, 2020

Yumi Oda
Professor Daryl Lim Explores the Doctrine of Equivalents and Equitable Triggers
CPIP Blog
December 17, 2020

Colin Kreutzer
IP Scholars Question the Legality and Wisdom of Joint AG Proposal to Seize Remdesivir Patents
CPIP Blog
December 16, 2020

Ted Sichelman
The USPTO Patent Litigation Dataset: Open Source, Extensive Docket and Patent Number Data
Patently-O
December 16, 2020

Mark Schultz
How Can Asian Governments Foster Local Entertainment in the Streaming Era?
The Diplomat
December 11, 2020

CPIP Staff
Professor Joanna Shepherd Explains Pharmaceutical Product Hopping in New CPIP Policy Brief
CPIP Blog
December 9, 2020

Liz Velander
Professor Shyam Balganesh on Understanding Privative Copyright Claims
CPIP Blog
December 8, 2020

CPIP Staff
CPIP Roundup – December 2, 2020
CPIP Blog
December 2, 2020

CPIP Staff
#GivingTuesday: A Message from CPIP on Giving Tuesday 2020
CPIP Blog
December 1, 2020

Tabrez Ebrahim
Professor Tabrez Ebrahim on Artificial Intelligence Inventions
CPIP Blog
November 24, 2020

Chris Wolfsen
CPIP’s Sandra Aistars and Scalia Law Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic Co-Host Virtual Copyright Event on Arts and the Pandemic
CPIP Blog
November 23, 2020

Colin Kreutzer
Rethinking § 101: Professor Talha Syed Takes a Different Look at Subject Matter Eligibility
CPIP Blog
November 19, 2020

Wade Cribbs
Christa Laser on Patent Law’s Equitable Defenses
CPIP Blog
November 12, 2020

Eric Priest et al.
Substantive Issues Plague China’s Patent Linkage Regime
Law360
November 10, 2020

CPIP Staff
CPIP Roundup – October 30, 2020
CPIP Blog
October 30, 2020

Liz Velander
House Judiciary Committee Hearing Reacts to Copyright Office Report on Efficacy of Section 512
CPIP Blog
October 28, 2020;

Kristen Osenga
Price Controls Are Intellectual Property Theft by a Different Name
Townhall
October 27, 2020

Jonathan M. Barnett
Antitrustifying Contract: Thoughts on Epic Games v. Apple and Apple v. Qualcomm
Truth on the Market
October 26, 2020

Sean M. O’Connor
No, the Government Cannot Seize, Break or “Bypass” Pharmaceutical Patents—Even for COVID-19
The Hill
October 25, 2020

Meghan Carlin
The Changing Nature of Sound Recording Rights
CPIP Blog
October 23, 2020

Wade Cribbs
CPIP 2020 Fall Conference: Day Two Recap
CPIP Blog
October 22, 2020

Kristen Osenga
Today’s Federal Trade Commission Is Taking One Giant Leap Backwards
RealClearMarkets
October 21, 2020

Terence Yen
CPIP 2020 Fall Conference: Day One Recap
CPIP Blog
October 20, 2020

Chris Wolfsen
Google v. Oracle at the Supreme Court: Copyrightability, Fair Use, and Standard of Review
CPIP Blog
October 15, 2020

Nicola Searle
Nicola Searle on Business Models and Copyright: The Legal Business Model
CPIP Blog
October 13, 2020

Sandra Aistars
High Court Oracle-Google Copyright War May Benefit Artists
Law360
October 8, 2020

Terrica Carrington
Google v. Oracle: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in “Copyright Case of the Decade”
Copyright Alliance
October 8, 2020

Jonathan M. Barnett
‘Unfair Use,’ Democracy and the Supreme Court
The Hill
October 6, 2020

Colin Kreutzer
LeadershIP 2020: Injunctive Relief in Standard-Essential Patent Cases
CPIP Blog
October 5, 2020

CPIP Staff
CPIP Welcomes Ken Randall as Next Dean of Scalia Law School
CPIP Blog
October 2, 2020

Devlin Hartline
Copyright Office Questions Legality of Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library
CPIP Blog
July 13, 2020

Sean O’Connor
Cancel Culture, Copyright and the Harper’s Letter
The Hill
July 11, 2020

Ryan Reynolds
Consumer Perception Wins the Day: A Case Overview of USPTO v. Booking.com
CPIP Blog
July 6, 2020

Colin Kreutzer
(Patented) Life Begins at Forty: CPIP Celebrates the Ongoing Legacy of Diamond v. Chakrabarty
CPIP Blog
June 29, 2020

Devlin Hartline
New Paper Explores Possibility of Gold-Plated Patents Beyond the PTAB’s Reach
CPIP Blog
June 22, 2020

Jonathan Barnett
Patent Tigers: Study Challenges ‘Patent Skeptics’ on the Benefits of Patents for Developing Economies
IPWatchdog
June 21, 2020

Yumi Oda
Senate IP Subcommittee Hearing on DMCA Exposes Notice-and-Takedown Problems for Artists and Authors
CPIP Blog
June 15, 2020

Eric Priest & Sean Pager
Senator Ron Wyden, Stop Harming Independent Creators
IPWatchdog
June 11, 2020

David Ward
The AM-FM Bill and the Status of Terrestrial Music Broadcast Performance Rights
CPIP Blog
June 1, 2020

CPIP Staff
Scalia Law Students and CPIP Scholars Make an Impact in Copyright Office Section 512 Study
CPIP Blog
May 26, 2020

Erika Lietzan
Recent Developments in the Life Sciences: The Continuing Assault on Innovation by Antitrust Plaintiffs in Lantus
CPIP Blog
May 11, 2020

CPIP Staff
IP Scholars File Comments with OSTP on Public Access to Scholarly Publications
CPIP Blog
May 7, 2020

CPIP Staff
CPIP Welcomes Joshua Kresh as Deputy Director
CPIP Blog
April 28, 2020

Sandra Aistars
Copyright Notebook: Observations on Copyright in the Time of COVID-19
CPIP Blog
April 27, 2020

Sean O’Connor
Avoiding Another Great Depression Through a Developmentally Layered Reopening of the Economy
The Hill
April 27, 2020

CPIP Staff
IP Industries Step Up in This Time of Crisis
CPIP Blog
April 9, 2020

Devlin Hartline
New CPIP Policy Brief: Barnett on the End of Patent Groupthink
CPIP Blog
April 6, 2020

Devlin Hartline
Supreme Court Paves Way for Revoking State Sovereign Immunity for Copyright Infringement
CPIP Blog
March 31, 2020

Erika Lietzan
The Tradeoffs Involved in New Drug Approval, Expanded Access, and Right to Try
Objective Intent
March 21, 2020

Erika Lietzan
Vaccine Approval 101
Objective Intent
February 29, 2020

Erika Lietzan
Emergency Use Authorizations
Objective Intent
February 24, 2020

Kristen Osenga
Anticompetitive or Hyper-Competitive? An Analysis of the FTC v. Qualcomm Oral Argument
IPWatchdog
February 20, 2020

Mark Schultz
Copyright Could Be the Next Way for Congress to Take on Big Tech
The Verge
February 13, 2020

CPIP Staff
CPIP Bids a Fond Farewell to Kevin Madigan and Seeks New Deputy Director
CPIP Blog
January 23, 2020

Kristen Osenga
Saving Functional Claiming: The Mismatch of § 112 Reform in the § 101 Reform Debate
Hudson Institute
January 10, 2020


2019 Essays & Op-Eds

Kevin Madigan
Proposed Open Access Regulation is a Solution in Search of a Problem
CPIP Blog
December 20, 2019

Kevin Madigan & Adam Mossoff
Five Years Later, the U.S. Patent System is Still Turning Gold to Lead
IPWatchdog
December 15, 2019

Devlin Hartline
Members of Congress the Latest to Question ALI’s Restatement of Copyright
CPIP Blog
December 5, 2019

CPIP Staff
A Message from CPIP on Giving Tuesday
CPIP Blog
December 3, 2019

CPIP Staff
CPIP Roundup – November 29, 2019
CPIP Blog
November 29, 2019

Jonathan Barnett
The Forgotten Virtues of Doing Nothing
Truth on the Market
November 12, 2019

CPIP Staff
CPIP Roundup – October 31, 2019
CPIP Blog
October 31, 2019

Erika Lietzan
SSRN Reading List . . . or Device Regulation: What Role for Tort Law?
Objective Intent
September 30, 2019

CPIP Staff
CPIP Roundup – September 30, 2019
CPIP Blog
September 30, 2019

Devlin Hartline
Publishers v. Audible: An Army of Red Herrings
CPIP Blog
September 18, 2019

Kristen Osenga
Analyzing Judge Koh’s Errors in FTC v. Qualcomm: Highlights From Three Amicus Briefs
IPWatchdog
September 16, 2019

Kevin Madigan
Audible’s Planned Caption Service is Not Fair Use
CPIP Blog
September 12, 2019

Kristen Osenga
The IEEE IPR Policy Amendments: Strategic Behavior and Feedback Loops
IPWatchdog
September 11, 2019

Devlin Hartline
Publishers v. Audible: VCRs and DVRs to the Rescue?
CPIP Blog
September 7, 2019

CPIP Staff
George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School Launches Innovation Law Clinic
CPIP Blog
September 4, 2019

CPIP Staff
CPIP Roundup – August 29, 2019
CPIP Blog
August 29, 2019

Kevin Madigan
<em>Outdated Safe Harbor Laws Have No Place in Trade Agreements
The Hill
August 23, 2019

Mark Schultz
Is There Internet Life After 30?
The Hill
August 23, 2019

Erika Lietzan
FDA’s Abandoned Proposal to Require Reporting of Data Falsification
Objective Intent
August 21, 2019

Erika Lietzan
The Big “Data Manipulation” Story
Objective Intent
August 12, 2019

Jonathan Barnett
FTC v. Qualcomm: A Case of Regulatory Capture?
Truth on the Market
July 18, 2019

Sean O’Connor
New York Times Recycles Discredited Positions on Government Patent Rights over Pharmaceuticals
CPIP Blog
July 15, 2019

Kevin Madigan & Sean O’Connor
“No Combination Drug Patents Act” Stalls, but Threats to Innovation Remain
CPIP Blog
June 27, 2019

Jonathan Barnett
Qualcomm Ruling a Case of Antitrust Gone Wrong
The Hill
May 28, 2019

Erika Lietzan
Case To Watch: Eagle v. Azar’s Hidden Chevron-Step-1 Issue
Objective Intent
May 14, 2019

CPIP Staff
Sean O’Connor Joins George Mason University’s Scalia Law Faculty
CPIP Blog
May 14, 2019

Sandra Aistars & Kevin Madigan
CASE Act Promises Long-Overdue Access to Justice for Individuals and Small Businesses in the Arts
IPWatchdog
May 9, 2019

Kristen Osenga
Over-Regulation is Killing Medical Innovation – But It’s Not the Agency You Think
Federalist Society
April 30, 2019

Kristen Osenga
When the Patent System Works
Washington Times
April 25, 2019

Devlin Hartline
Twenty Years Later, DMCA More Broken Than Ever
CPIP Blog
April 24, 2019

Kristen Osenga
Moving the (Over-Regulated) Music Industry into Modern Times
Federalist Society
April 24, 2019

Chris Katopis
Empirical Study Confirms Positive Relationship Among Patents, Technological Progress, and Societal Benefit
CPIP Blog
April 16, 2019

Ted Sichelman
Sichelman: A Defense And Explanation Of The U.S. News ‘Citation’ Ranking
TaxProf Blog
March 20, 2019

CPIP Staff
CPIP Roundup – March 19, 2019
CPIP Blog
March 19, 2019

Adam Mossoff
Apple Pays for Its Patent Infringement, But Important Legal Cases Continue
IPWatchdog
March 19, 2019

Devlin Hartline
How the Supreme Court Made it Harder for Copyright Owners to Protect Their Rights—And Why Congress Should Fix It
CPIP Blog
March 7, 2019

Kevin Madigan
Supreme Court Holding on Recoverable Costs Misses the Mark
CPIP Blog
March 6, 2019

Chris Katopis & Devlin Hartline
Supreme Court to Assess USPTO’s Controversial Attorneys’ Fees Position
CPIP Blog
March 5, 2019

Chris Katopis
U.S. Rise in International IP Index Signals Progress in Ongoing Effort to Restore Faith in the Patent System
CPIP Blog
February 12, 2019

Erika Lietzan
Changes in the New Orange Book — Or, Too Much Time on My Hands
Objective Intent
February 11, 2019

Vanessa Pierce Rollins
Unverified Theory Continues to Inform FTC’s Policies Toward Patent Owners
CPIP Blog
February 5, 2019

Adam Mossoff
The FTC Joins Huawei on a Misguided Troll Hunt
Wall Street Journal
January 27, 2019

Kevin Madigan
Netflix’s Alliance with the MPAA Signals a Shift
Mister Copyright
January 25, 2019

Devlin Hartline
CPIP Scholars Join Comments to FTC on How Antitrust Overreach is Threatening Healthcare Innovation
CPIP Blog
January 9, 2019

Devlin Hartline
CPIP’s Sean O’Connor Files Comments with FTC on Consumer and Competition Concerns with Copyright Licensing
CPIP Blog
January 8, 2019

Devlin Hartline
CPIP Scholars Join Comment Letter to FTC Supporting Evidence-Based Approach to IP Policymaking
CPIP Blog
January 7, 2019

Erika Lietzan
Patent Term Restoration – Denied!
Objective Intent
January 7, 2019


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