George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Photography, Portrait Subjects, and Copyright Law

By Molly Stech* *The blog post below and the law review article it links to are the individual thoughts and views of the author and should not be attributed to any entity with which she is currently or has been affiliated. In a forthcoming article in the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, I … Continue reading “Photography, Portrait Subjects, and Copyright Law”

C-IP2 2021 Winter Progress Report (September-November 2021)

Greetings from C-IP2 Faculty Director Sean O’Connor Warmest greetings for this holiday season. While 2021 has continued to be challenging, we are thankful that our community has stayed strong and thrived, nonetheless. We hope that if the pandemic has directly affected you or your loved ones, you are finding your way back to peace and health. As … Continue reading “C-IP2 2021 Winter Progress Report (September-November 2021)”

C-IP2 2021 Fall Progress Report (June-August 2021)

Greetings from C-IP2 Faculty Director Sean O’Connor Now that fall has officially begun, C-IP2 is wrapping up the summer with our Fall Progress Report for 2021 covering activities June through August. This is also our first progress report under our new name, since we rebranded on July 1 as the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy … Continue reading “C-IP2 2021 Fall Progress Report (June-August 2021)”

Reply and Response to C-IP2’s March 4, 2021, Blogpost on UC Hastings’ Evergreen Drug Patent Search Database

C-IP2’s original post on the UC Hastings’ Evergreen Drug Patent Search Database can be read here. Reply to Blog Post on UC Hastings’ Evergreen Drug Patent Search Database Robin Feldman Arthur J. Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Law Albert Abramson ’54 Distinguished Professor of Law Chair Director of the Center for Innovation at University of California … Continue reading “Reply and Response to C-IP2’s March 4, 2021, Blogpost on UC Hastings’ Evergreen Drug Patent Search Database”

Privacy Law Considerations of AI and Big Data – In the U.S. & Abroad

By Kathleen Wills, Esq.* Kathleen Wills is a graduate of Antonin Scalia Law School and former C-IP2 RA. Artificial Intelligence and Big Data While many of us have come to rely on biometrics data when we open our phones with Apple’s “Face ID,” speak to Amazon’s Alexa, or scan our fingerprints to access something, it’s … Continue reading “Privacy Law Considerations of AI and Big Data – In the U.S. & Abroad”

Panel Discussion: Vaccines, Intellectual Property, and Global Equity

The following post comes from Colin Kreutzer, a 2E at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at C-IP2.  The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on the role of intellectual property in modern medicine and on the complex social questions surrounding a system that grants exclusive rights over life-or-death products. On the one hand, there … Continue reading “Panel Discussion: Vaccines, Intellectual Property, and Global Equity”

CPIP Second Quarter Progress Report (March-May 2021)

Greetings from CPIP Executive Director Sean O’Connor We are cautiously optimistic as locations around the globe move towards greater control of the COVID pandemic. With luck, diligence, and generosity by public and private sectors around the world, we can all strive for vaccines to be more widely accessible and a future in which we can … Continue reading “CPIP Second Quarter Progress Report (March-May 2021)”

A View from Both Sides: COVID-19, the TRIPS Waiver, IP Rights, and How to Increase the Supply of Vaccines

Issue The United States and other wealthy nations have access to plenty of COVID-19 vaccine doses and thus are beginning to get the pandemic under control, while less affluent countries do not have access to adequate doses and are still struggling with rising cases. In October 2020, India and South Africa proposed addressing this problem … Continue reading “A View from Both Sides: COVID-19, the TRIPS Waiver, IP Rights, and How to Increase the Supply of Vaccines”

Just What Is the Case with the CASE Act? A Brief Overview

The following post comes from Ryan Reynolds, a 3L at Scalia Law and Research Assistant at CPIP. By Ryan Reynolds The phrase “creators have rights, but no remedies” is likely familiar to those aware of the current landscape of copyright protection for individual creators and small businesses (“Creators”). While the Copyright Act of 1976 grants … Continue reading “Just What Is the Case with the CASE Act? A Brief Overview”

Professor Justin Hughes on “Restating Copyright Law’s Originality Requirement”

The following post comes from Ryan Reynolds, a 3L at Scalia Law and Research Assistant at CPIP. By Ryan Reynolds In the 89 years following the publishing of the first Restatement of Law in 1932, the American Law Institute’s (ALI) Restatements have become an important tool for those in the legal community to better understand … Continue reading “Professor Justin Hughes on “Restating Copyright Law’s Originality Requirement””