George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School


C-IP2 Winter 2023 Progress Report (September-November 2023)

Headshot of Joshua KreshGreetings from C-IP2 Interim Executive Director Joshua A. Kresh

I am pleased to report a successful quarter and fall semester and am looking forward to several upcoming events this winter.

We hosted the second meeting of our 2023-2024 Edison Fellowship in September and are looking forward to our third meeting in January and to paper publication in 2024. Read more

Panel 5A: Generative AI & Human Authorship (C-IP2 2023 Annual Fall Conference)

The following post comes from Jake L. Bryant, a student in the Intellectual Property Law LL.M. program at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at C-IP2.

silver copyright symbolOn October 12th and 13th, the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2) hosted its 2023 Annual Fall Conference, this year titled First Sale: The Role of IP Rights in Markets. Read more

Using Economic Models to Evaluate the Efficacy of U.S. Patent Examination

By William Matcham

For the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy blog, in fulfillment of obligations for the Thomas Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship

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    • Policymakers frequently debate the effectiveness of the U.S. patent system – critics claim that problems arise from the ineffective patent application and examination process.
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Professors Erika Lietzan and Kristina Acri Argue That Current Data Do Not Support Evergreening Allegations

By Jack Ring

Overlaid images of pills, a gloved hand of someone expecting a pill, and an eyedropperIn their forthcoming paper, Solutions Still Searching for a Problem: A Call for Relevant Data to Support “Evergreening” Allegations,[1] C-IP2 Senior Scholars Erika Lietzan of Mizzou Law and Kristina Acri of Colorado College call for relevant data to support evergreening allegations and accompanying policy proposals. Read more

For You and Me or Private Property?: Evaluating the Copyright Claim in Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land”

By Jason Lee Guthrie

For the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy blog, in fulfillment of obligations for the Thomas Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship

In early 1940, Woody Guthrie was on the road to New York City, and he was tired. Read more

Trump Interview Lawsuit Exposes Uncertainty in a Corner of Copyright Law

Will Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Bob Woodward and publisher Simon & Schuster[1] finally resolve the question of who owns the copyright over interviews? While the complaint has other challenges, it calls out a surprisingly muddled and unresolved area of copyright law. Read more