Scholarship

CPIP is leading a new academic conversation about intellectual property rights and the technological, commercial, and creative innovation they facilitate. Through fellowship programs, research grants, academic conferences, and research symposia, we promote a healthy academic discussion, grounded in rigorous scholarship, that considers the value of patents, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights.

Below are some selected highlights.


Recent Highlights

Kevin R. Madigan & Adam Mossoff, Turning Gold to Lead: How Patent Eligibility Doctrine is Undermining U.S. Leadership in Innovation, 24 Geo. Mason L. Rev. ___ (2017) (dataset)

In this forthcoming paper from our 2016 Fall Conference, CPIP’s Kevin Madigan & Adam Mossoff explain how the “gold standard” designation of the U.S. patent system is now in serious doubt. The authors present 1,400 patent applications for pioneering, life-saving inventions, such as treatments for cancer and diabetes, that were granted in both China and the E.U., but that were rejected in the U.S. as ineligible for patent protection. They conclude that uncertainty in U.S. patent law has been the key change from the innovation-spurring approach of the U.S. patent system in the past.

Erika F. Lietzan, The Drug Innovation Paradox, 83 Mo. L. Rev. ___ (2018)

In this paper from our Edison Innovation Fellowship, Professor Erika Lietzan explores a paradox in the way we incentivize innovations in the pharmaceutical industry: The longer it takes to develop a new therapy, the less reward we give to a drugmaker by way of effective patent term. Combining several different data sources for the first time, Prof. Lietzan presents comprehensive empirical findings that bring the extent of the drug innovation paradox into focus. The implications for innovation policy are profound, especially if we wish to see groundbreaking new therapies that are inherently more difficult to develop.


Selected Scholarship A to Z

Kristina M. L. Acri, née Lybecker, Economic Growth and Prosperity Stem from Effective Intellectual Property Rights, 24 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 865 (2017)

Sandra M. AistarsThe Next Great Copyright Act, or a New Great Copyright Agency?: Responding to Register Maria Pallante’s Manges Lecture, 38 Colum. J.L. & Arts 339 (2015)

Sandra Aistars, Devlin Hartline, & Mark Schultz, Copyright Principles and Priorities to Foster a Creative Digital Marketplace, 23 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 769 (2016)

Jonathan H. Ashtor, Do Valid Patents Promote Progress? (forthcoming)

Jonathan H. Ashtor, Opening Pandora’s Box: Analyzing the Complexity of U.S. Patent Litigation, 18 Yale J. L. & Tech. 217 (2016)

Jonathan H. Ashtor, Redefining “Valuable Patents”: Analysis of the Enforcement Value of U.S. Patents, 18 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 497 (2015)

Jonathan H. Ashtor et al., Patents at Issue: The Data Behind the Patent Troll Debate, 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 957 (2014)

David B. Audretsch, Scientific Entrepreneurship: The Stealth Conduit of University Knowledge Spillovers, 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1015 (2014)

Matthew Barblan, Copyright as a Platform for Artistic and Creative Freedom, 23 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 793 (2016)

Jonathan M. Barnett, From Patent Thickets to Patent Networks: The Legal Infrastructure of the Digital Economy, 55 Jurimetrics J. 1 (2014)

Jonathan M. Barnett, Patent Tigers: The New Geography of Global Innovation (forthcoming)

Christopher Beauchamp, The First Patent Litigation Explosion, 125 Yale L.J. 848 (2016)

Eric R. Claeys, The Conceptual Relation Between IP Rights and Infringement Remedies, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 805 (2015)

Eric R. Claeys, Intellectual Property and Practical Reason, ___ Jurisprudence ___ (2017)

Jorge L. Contreras, Narratives of Gene Patenting, ___ Fla. St. U. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming)

Christopher A. Cotropia & James Gibson, Copyright’s Topography: An Empirical Study of Copyright Litigation, 92 Tex. L. Rev. 1981 (2014)

Brian Cummings, The Changing Landscape of Intellectual Property Management as a Revenue-Generating Asset for U.S Research Universities, 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1027 (2014)

James E. Daily & F. Scott Kieff, Benefits of Patent Jury Trials for Commercializing Innovation, 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 865 (2014)

Brett Danaher & Michael D. Smith, Digital Piracy, Film Quality, and Social Welfare, 24 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 923 (2017)

Gaétan de Rassenfosse et al., Discrimination in the Patent System: Evidence from Standard-Essential Patents (forthcoming)

Gaétan de Rassenfosse, Notice Failure Revisited: Evidence on the Use of Virtual Patent Marking (forthcoming)

Richard A. Epstein, Keynote Address: Common Ground: How Intellectual Property Unites Creators and Innovators, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 805 (2015)

Damien Geradin, The Meaning of “Fair and Reasonable” in the Context of Third-Party Determination of FRAND Terms, 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 919 (2014)

Roya Ghafele et al., Using Patent Valuation Methods to Assess Damages in Patent Infringement Cases Under the Unified Patent Court, 52 World Patent Information 1 (2018)

Gregory Gorder, Innovation and the Invention Gap: The Need for a New Invention Economy, 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 811 (2014)

Kirti Gupta, Technology Standards and Competition in the Mobile Wireless Industry, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 865 (2015)

Kirti Gupta & Jay P. Kesan, Studying the Impact of eBay on Injunctive Relief in Patent Cases (forthcoming)

Stephen Haber, Patents and the Wealth of Nations, 23 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 811 (2016)

Terry Hart, License to Remix, 23 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 837 (2016)

Deepak Hegde et al., What Is a Patent Worth? Evidence from the U.S. Patent ‘Lottery’ (USPTO Econ. Working Paper No. 2015-5, Mar. 2017)

Bowman Heiden & Nicolas Petit, Patent Trespass and the Royalty Gap: Exploring the Nature and Impact of “Patent Holdout” (Hoover IP2 Working Paper Series No. 17010, May 2017)

Christopher M. Holman, Bowman v. Monsanto: A Bellwether for the Emerging Issue of Patentable Self-Replicating Technologies and Inadvertent Infringement, 80 Mo. L. Rev. 665 (2015)

Christopher M. Holman, Charting the Contours of a Copyright Regime Optimized for Engineered Genetic Code, 69 Okla. L. Rev. 399 (2017)

Christopher M. Holman, The Critical Role of Patents in the Development, Commercialization and Utilization of Innovative Genetic Diagnostic Tests and Personalized Medicine, 21 B.U. J. Sci. & Tech. L. 297 (2015)

Christopher M. Holman, Cuozzo v. Lee: Supreme Court to Decide Its First Inter Partes Review Case, 35 Biotechnol. Law Rep. 3 (2016)

Christopher M. Holman, The Mayo Framework is Bad for Your Health, 23 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 901 (2016)

Ryan T. Holte, Patent Submission Policies, 50 Akron L. Rev. 637 (2017)

Ryan T. Holte, Trolls or Great Inventors: Case Studies of Patent Assertion Entities, 59 St. Louis U. L.J. 1 (2014)

Ryan T. Holte & Christopher B. Seaman, Patent Injunctions on Appeal: An Empirical Study of the Federal Circuit’s Application of eBay, 92 Wash. L. Rev. 145 (2017)

John Howells & Ron D. Katznelson, The “Overly-Broad” Selden Patent, Henry Ford and Development in the Early US Automobile Industry, (forthcoming)

Camilla A. Hrdy, Commercialization Awards, 2015 Wis. L. Rev. 13 (2015)

Camilla A. Hrdy, The Reemergence of State Anti-Patent Law, 89 U. Colo. L. Rev. ___ (2017)

Justin Hughes, Motion Pictures, Markets, and Copylocks, 23 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 941 (2016)

Olena Ivus, Edwin L.-C. Lai, & Ted Sichelman, An Economic Model of Patent Exhaustion (forthcoming)

Jay P. Kesan, Economic Rationales for the Patent System in Current Context, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 897 (2015)

B. Zorina Khan, Trolls and Other Patent Inventions: Economic History and the Patent Controversy in the Twenty-First Century, 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 825 (2014)

Edmund W. Kitch, Crowdfunding and an Innovator’s Access to Capital, 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 887 (2014)

Bruce H. Kobayashi, Opening Pandora’s Black Box: A Coasian 1937 View of Performance Rights Organizations in 2014, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 925 (2015)

Anne Layne-Farrar, Moving Past the SEP RAND Obsession: Some Thoughts on the Economic Implications of Unilateral Commitments and the Complexities of Patent Licensing, 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1093 (2014)

Gary Lawson, Appointments and Illegal Adjudication: The AIA Through a Constitutional Lens, 25 Geo. Mason L. Rev ___ (2018)

Stan J. Liebowitz, A Critique of Copyright Criticisms, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 943 (2015)

Stan Liebowitz, The Case for Copyright, 24 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 907 (2017)

Erika F. Lietzan, The Drug Innovation Paradox, 83 Mo. L. Rev. ___ (2018)

Erika F. Lietzan, Paper Promises for Drug Innovation, 25 Geo. Mason L. Rev ___ (2018)

Jiarui Liu, The Predatory Effects of Copyright Piracy, 24 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 961 (2017)

Kevin R. Madigan & Adam Mossoff, Turning Gold to Lead: How Patent Eligibility Doctrine is Undermining U.S. Leadership in Innovation, 24 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 939 (2017) (dataset)

Keith Mallinson, Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken: The Extraordinary Record of Innovation and Success in the Cellular Industry Under Existing Licensing Practices, 23 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 967 (2016)

Charles R. McManis & Brian Yagi, The Bayh-Dole Act and the Anticommons Hypothesis: Round Three, 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1049 (2014)

Adam Mossoff, How Copyright Drives Innovation: A Case Study of Scholarly Publishing in the Digital World, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 955 (2015)

Adam Mossoff, O’Reilly v. Morse (Geo. Mason Univ. L. & Econ., Res. Paper No. 14-22, 2014)

Adam Mossoff, Patent Licensing and Secondary Markets in the Nineteenth Century, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 959 (2015)

Adam Mossoff, Patents as Commercial Assets in Political, Legal, and Social Context, 51 Tulsa L. Rev. 453 (2016)

Adam Mossoff, Trademark as a Property Right (Geo. Mason L. & Econ. Res. Paper No. 17-15, Apr. 2017)

Adam Mossoff & Mark Schultz, Introduction: Common Ground: How Intellectual Property Unites Creators and Innovators, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 801 (2015)

Sean M. O’Connor, Creators, Innovators, and Appropriation Mechanisms, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 973 (2015)

Sean M. O’Connor, Crowdfunding’s Impact on Start-Up IP Strategy, 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 895 (2014)

Sean M. O’Connor, The Lost “Art” of the Patent System, 2015 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1397 (2015)

Sean M. O’Connor, The Overlooked French Influence on the Intellectual Property Clause, 82 U. Chi. L. Rev. 733 (2015)

Sean M. O’Connor, Patented Electric Guitar Pickups and the Creation of Modern Music Genres, 23 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1007 (2016)

David Orozco, The Knowledge Police, 43 Hofstra L. Rev. 417 (2014)

Kristen Osenga, Formerly Manufacturing Entities: Piercing the “Patent Troll” Rhetoric, 47 Conn. L. Rev. 435 (2014)

Kristen Osenga, Sticks and Stones: How the FTC’s Name-Calling Misses the Complexity of Licensing-Based Business Models, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1001 (2015)

Sean Pager, Making Copyright Work for Creative Upstarts, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1021 (2015)

Walter G. Park, Averting a “Tripsxit” From the Global Intellectual Property System, 24 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 883 (2017)

James Pooley, The Myth of the Trade Secret Troll: Why the Defend Trade Secrets Act Improves the Protection of Commercial Information, 23 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1045 (2016)

Eric Priest, Copyright and Free Expression in China’s Film Industry, 26 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 1 (2015)

Eric Priest, Meet the New Media, Same as the Old Media: Real Lessons from China’s Digital Copyright Industries, 23 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1079 (2016)

Jonathan D. Putnam & Tim A. Williams, The Smallest Salable Patent-Practicing Unit (SSPPU): Theory and Evidence (forthcoming)

Yi Qian & Margaret Kyle, Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Innovation: Evidence from TRIPS (forthcoming)

Michael Risch, A Generation of Patent Litigation, 52 San Diego L. Rev. 67 (2015)

Michael Risch, Licensing Acquired Patents, 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 979 (2014)

Michael Risch, (Un)Reasonable Royalties, 97 B.U. L. Rev. 187 (2018)

Mark Schultz & Kevin Madigan, The Long Wait for Innovation: The Global Patent Pendency Problem (Ctr. for the Prot. of Intell. Prop, Oct. 2016)

Jacob S. Sherkow, Administrating Patent Litigation, 90 Wash. L. Rev. 205 (2015)

Jacob S. Sherkow, Cancer’s IP, 96 N. C. L. Rev. 297 (2018)

Shine Tu, Patent Examiners and Litigation Outcomes, 17 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 507 (2014)

Saurabh Vishnubhakat, The Field of Invention, 45 Hofstra L. Rev. 899 (2017)

Joshua D. Wright, SSOs, FRAND, and Antitrust: Lessons from the Economics of Incomplete Contracts, 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 791 (2014)

Stephen Yelderman, Coordination-Focused Patent Policy, 96 B.U. L. Rev. 1565 (2016)

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