The Evolving Music Ecosystem Conference: Day One Recap

The following post comes from Bradfield Biggers, a graduate of Boston College Law School and Founder & CEO of Timshel Inc., a music fintech company that provides data-driven cashflow solutions to musical artists in Los Angeles, California. This is the first of three posts summarizing our three-day Evolving Music Ecosystem conference that was held online … Continue reading “The Evolving Music Ecosystem Conference: Day One Recap”

CPIP Roundup – August 31, 2020

Greetings from CPIP Executive Director Sean O’Connor August has seen the beginning of a highly unusual school year, but I hope everyone is continuing to stay safe. And, since even a pandemic can’t keep the world from having a busy back-to-school month, I’ll keep this month’s note short. First, we’re gearing up for The Evolving … Continue reading “CPIP Roundup – August 31, 2020”

Mark Schultz: Weaker Patent Protection Leads to Less Venture Capital Investment

The following post comes from David Ward, a 2L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By David Ward Venture capitalists pouring money into a small startup has become a sort of new American Dream for many innovators. The success stories of big American companies starting with nothing more than an idea have … Continue reading “Mark Schultz: Weaker Patent Protection Leads to Less Venture Capital Investment”

Scalia Law Students and CPIP Scholars Make an Impact in Copyright Office Section 512 Study

The U.S. Copyright Office released its long-awaited report on Section 512 of Title 17 late last week. The Report is the culmination of more than four years of study by the Office of the safe harbor provisions for online service provider (OSP) liability in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). Fortuitously, the study … Continue reading “Scalia Law Students and CPIP Scholars Make an Impact in Copyright Office Section 512 Study”

CPIP Roundup – April 30, 2020

Greetings from CPIP Executive Director Sean O’Connor As we move into another month of stay-at-home here in the DMV—and perhaps some re-openings—we here at CPIP hope that you and yours are staying safe and healthy while we weather this crisis. We continue to move forward, however. Our biggest news this month is the addition of … Continue reading “CPIP Roundup – April 30, 2020”

CPIP Roundup – August 29, 2019

Greetings from CPIP Executive Director Sean O’Connor With a new academic year beginning at Antonin Scalia Law School, the CPIP team continues to build on a productive summer of scholarship, events, and more. Our WIPO-CPIP Summer School on Intellectual Property this past June boasted 70 students from 30 countries for a two-week crash course on … Continue reading “CPIP Roundup – August 29, 2019”

Sean O’Connor Joins George Mason University’s Scalia Law Faculty

O’Connor will lead the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property and expand innovation and entrepreneurship programs. Professor Sean O’Connor, noted innovation law scholar, is joining George Mason University’s Scalia Law faculty as a tenured full professor and Executive Director of the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP). He will continue the renowned CPIP … Continue reading “Sean O’Connor Joins George Mason University’s Scalia Law Faculty”

CPIP Scholars Join Comments to FTC on How Antitrust Overreach is Threatening Healthcare Innovation

On December 21, 2018, CPIP Senior Scholars Adam Mossoff and Kristen Osenga joined former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader and SIU Law’s Mark Schultz in comments submitted to the FTC as part of its ongoing Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Hearings. Through the hearings, the FTC is examining whether recent economic … Continue reading “CPIP Scholars Join Comments to FTC on How Antitrust Overreach is Threatening Healthcare Innovation”

CPIP Scholars Examine the Flaws in the Term “Evergreening”

In their new paper, Evergreening of Pharmaceutical Exclusivity: Sorting Fact from Misunderstanding and Fiction, Professors Kristina Acri née Lybecker and Mark Schultz, along with CPIP John F. Witherspoon Legal Fellow David Lund, analyze how the term “evergreening” is used in the context of pharmaceuticals. After sorting through the vagaries and rhetorical excesses that restrict meaningful … Continue reading “CPIP Scholars Examine the Flaws in the Term “Evergreening””

The PTAB’s Regulatory Overreach and How it Cripples the Innovation Economy

On August 14, 2017, the Regulatory Transparency Project of the Federalist Society published a new white paper, Crippling the Innovation Economy: Regulatory Overreach at the Patent Office. This white paper examines how an administrative tribunal created in 2011—the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)—has become “a prime example regulatory overreach.” Several CPIP scholars are members … Continue reading “The PTAB’s Regulatory Overreach and How it Cripples the Innovation Economy”