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.

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C-IP2‘s Virtual 2021 Annual Fall Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property

Wednesday, October 13 & Thursday, October 14

Featuring a Fireside Chat
with Keynote Speakers


Photo credit for Grimes: Brian Ziff | Photo credit for Jaron Lanier: Doug Menuez, Stockland Martel

Join us for an exciting and informative event featuring panels covering the current state of the art in AI and how the various types of IP rights interact with AI in diverse and sometimes controversial contexts––such as authorship of AI-generated works, changing inventive step analysis, data and text mining exceptions, deep fakes, and more.

The conference will be streamed online via Zoom from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia. We hope to see you there!

To read more about the event and to register, please click here.

Joshua Kresh Promoted to Managing Director of C-IP2

The Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2) is pleased to announce the promotion of Deputy Director Joshua Kresh to Managing Director effective today. Even as Joshua was C-IP2’s first “virtual hire” due to COVID-19, he successfully integrated with the team and has proved invaluable in C-IP2’s ability to not only maintain existing operations, but also advance new initiatives.

“Joshua has exceeded my expectations for his position in C-IP2 and as we begin a new academic year it is only fitting to recognize formally the role he has been playing in leading our team,” said C-IP2 Faculty Director Sean O’Connor.

In this new position, Joshua will be the primary point of contact for C-IP2, lead day-to-day operations, and manage staff. To reach Joshua, please see his profile page on C-IP2’s website.

Judge Susan G. Braden (Ret.) Joins C-IP2 as Jurist in Residence

C-IP2 welcomes Judge Susan G. Braden (Ret.) as our first Jurist in Residence. Judge Braden retired from the United States Court of Federal Claims in 2019 after serving for 16 years, including her time as the Chief Judge. Following her retirement, in addition to joining C-IP2, Judge Braden is serving on the USPTO’s Private Patent Advisory Committee, the Administrative Conference of the U.S., the Advisory Board of the Washington Legal Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the United Inventors Association, as well as on the boards of several other organizations. We look forward to continuing to work with Judge Braden on future projects, including an upcoming law review article that she is co-authoring with C-IP2 Faculty Director Professor Sean O’Connor.

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.

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 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 was 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.