C-IP2 produces research, education, and service at the intersection of IP and innovation policy to better understand and shape the means of innovation as a positive force for good. We do so by promoting a diverse set of perspectives and voices to present a fuller picture than that of the dominant legal academic literature on the role of IP and other legal mechanisms to transform great ideas into useful or aesthetic artifacts and activities.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Competition Policy in the Internet of Things
We are pleased to announce the publication of 5G and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Competition Policy in the Internet of Things, co-edited by Professor Jonathan Barnett of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Senior Scholar, Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy, and Professor Seán O’Connor of George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and Faculty Advisor, Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy. The book comprises a collection of articles by distinguished contributors from academia, government, and industry on innovation, competition, and intellectual property law and policy in the global deployment of 5G wireless technologies in the Internet of Things. Contributors include two former Directors of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, a former Acting Chair and Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, a former Commissioner of the International Trade Commission, and leading scholars and practitioners in law, economics, and business. The book is available in open-access digital format through Cambridge University Press and in digital and hardcover format through Cambridge University Press and other sites.
Copies of the book are also available for purchase on Amazon.
2024 WIPO-U.S. Summer School on Intellectual Property
June 3 – 14, 2024
The Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School is partnering with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to host the seventh iteration of the WIPO-U.S. Summer School on Intellectual Property. We are also grateful to USIPA for their partnership to help market this event!
This exclusive, two-week summer course will be held online only to accommodate participants from all over the world. U.S. law students can also receive three hours of academic credit from Scalia Law for this course.
Comments Submitted on March-In Rights
C-IP2 Fellows, Scholars, and Affiliates have been busy submitting comments on the NIST Draft Guidance for exercising march-in rights. We do not think the guidance would achieve the underlying goal of lowering drug pricing; instead, it would undermine the Bayh-Dole Act’s goals of commercializing public-funded research.
- C-IP2 Senior Fellow for Life Sciences & Scholar Professor Emily Michiko Morris submitted remarks that were also signed by David Grossman (C-IP2 Practitioner in Residence), Joshua Kresh (C-IP2 Interim Executive Director), Professor Seán M. O’Connor (C-IP2 Faculty Advisor), Professor Kristen Jakobsen Osenga (C-IP2 Senior Fellow for Innovation Policy & Senior Scholar), and Professor Mark F. Schultz (C-IP2 Senior Scholar).
- C-IP2 Senior Fellow for Innovation Policy & Senior Scholar Professor Kristen Jakobsen Osenga submitted remarks.
- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted remarks that were also signed by Joshua Kresh (C-IP2 Interim Executive Director) in his own capacity, the Hon. Paul Michel (C-IP2 Advisory Board Member), and the Hon. Susan G. Braden (C-IP2 Jurist in Residence & Advisory Board Member).
- Comments by 22 Scholars and Former Officials on Bayh-Dole Guidance Framework was submitted with signees including Professor Jonathan M. Barnett (C-IP2Senior Scholar), the Hon. Susan G. Braden (C-IP2 Jurist in Residence & Advisory Board Member), Professor Daniel R. Cahoy (C-IP2 Senior Scholar), Professor Chris Holman (C-IP2 Senior Scholar), Professor Justin (Gus) Hurwitz (C-IP2 Senior Scholar), the Hon. Andrei Iancu (C-IP2 Advisory Board Member), the Hon. Paul Michel (C-IP2 Advisory Board Member), Professor Emily Michiko Morris (C-IP2 Senior Fellow for Life Sciences & Scholar), Professor Kristen Jakobsen Osenga (C-IP2 Senior Fellow for Innovation Policy & Senior Scholar), the Hon. Randall R. Rayder (C-IP2 Advisory Board Member), and Professor Ted Sichelman (C-IP2 Senior Scholar).
Opinion: AI comes for the journalists
C-IP2 Faculty Advisor and George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School Professor Seán O’Connor has a new opinion piece published on CNN!
C-IP2 Winter Progress Report
(September – November 2023)
Call for Applications:
Thomas Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship
Proposal submission period ended 5:00 PM EST Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
Now entering its tenth iteration (2024-2025), C-IP2’s Thomas Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship is a year-long non-resident fellowship program that brings together a group of scholars to develop research papers on innovation law and policy. The Edison Fellowship is one of the centerpieces of C-IP2’s mission to promote a better academic discussion about intellectual property rights with substantial scholarship produced from rigorous research that examines the moral and economic value of innovation.
The Edison Fellowship consists of a series of invitation-only conferences over the course of a year in which Edison Fellows study and discuss a structured curriculum, engage in roundtable discussions with expert senior scholars and industry representatives, and share and collaborate on both their research and early drafts. The Fellowship culminates in the production of substantial academic research papers that are published in law journals or other peer-reviewed academic journals.