George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

CPIP Announces Leadership Transitions

CPIP logoARLINGTON, Virginia – August 22, 2018 – The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) announced today that Matthew Barblan, CPIP’s Executive Director, will leave the center this month to join the Association of American Publishers (AAP) as Vice President, Public Policy. “It has been an amazing journey working with such wonderful colleagues to build CPIP from the ground up over the past five years,” said Barblan. “I’m deeply grateful to my friends at CPIP and Scalia Law for making the center’s success possible, and I look forward to following CPIP’s growth and influence for years to come.”

Beginning on August 27, 2018, CPIP founder Adam Mossoff will become Executive Director of the center. “As a founding member of CPIP’s leadership team, Matt was absolutely essential to the success of the center over the last five years,” said Mossoff. “I will miss very much my day-to-day interactions with Matt at Scalia Law, but I’m looking forward to continuing to engage with him at future CPIP events on IP policy in his new role in representing the publishing industry.”

As part of the transition, longtime CPIP friend and senior scholar Sean O’Connor has joined CPIP as Director of International Innovation Policy. O’Connor will be an integral part of CPIP’s leadership team, focusing on law and policy issues regarding innovation and entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on international contexts.

“I’m excited about the future of CPIP, and it is a great pleasure to welcome Sean to the team,” said Henry N. Butler, Dean of Antonin Scalia Law School. “On behalf of the Scalia Law community, I also want to thank Matt for everything he has done over the past five years to take CPIP from idea to reality and build it into the successful center that it is today. Matt has been a great colleague and friend to the law school, and we wish him all the best in his new role at AAP.”

About the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at Antonin Scalia Law School is dedicated to the scholarly analysis of intellectual property rights and the technological, commercial, and creative innovation they facilitate.

Devlin Hartline