Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2)

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


Innovation Law Clinic Accepted into USPTO Clinic Certification Program

We are pleased to announce that, as of August 1, 2021, the Innovation Law Clinic has been accepted into the USPTO’s Law School Clinic Certification Program. Many thanks to the USPTO and to Dale Lazar of Scalia Law, Randy Noranbrock and Thomas Auchterlonie of Hauptman Ham, and Raj Davé of Davé Law Group for their help in the process. We are fortunate to have such excellent support from our alumni and community.


C-IP2 to Host Ninth Annual Fall Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property

On October 13-14, 2021, C-IP2 will host its Ninth Annual Fall Conference in person at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia. The conference will also be streamed virtually.

This conference will focus on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property, covering the current state of the art in AI, and how specific types of intellectual property rights (patent, copyright, etc.) interact with AI in some contexts (authorship of AI-generated works, changing inventive step analysis, data and text mining exceptions, deep fakes, etc.), along with topics relevant to multiple types of IPR (technology transfer, AI in IP administration, etc.).

To visit our conference website, please click here.


WIPO-CPIP Summer School
on Intellectual Property

June 1-12, 2021

Offered Virtually Via Zoom From:
George Mason University
Antonin Scalia Law School
Arlington, Virginia

The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School has partnered with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to host the fourth iteration of the WIPO-CPIP Summer School on Intellectual Property. This exclusive, two-week summer course will be held online from Arlington, Virginia—just minutes from Washington, D.C., one of the world’s key centers of IP law and policymaking.

The Summer School program provides an opportunity to senior students, young professionals, and government officials to acquire deeper knowledge of each domain of intellectual property (IP) and of the role and functions of WIPO. As WIPO’s only U.S.-based Summer School, the WIPO-CPIP Summer School program focuses on U.S. IP law.

To visit our Summer School website, please click here.