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Philips and Thales’ Standard Essential Patent Fight at the Federal Circuit, District Court, and ITC

The following post comes from Jack Ring, a rising 2L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at C-IP2. I. INTRODUCTION On July 13, 2022, the Federal Circuit affirmed the denial of Thales DIS AIS Deutschland GMBH’s (Thales) motion to enjoin Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips) from proceeding in a parallel investigation against Thales at the … Continue reading “Philips and Thales’ Standard Essential Patent Fight at the Federal Circuit, District Court, and ITC”

From Great Ideas to Global Impact – A Talk with Andrew Byrnes

The following post comes from Tuan Tran, a rising 3L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at C-IP2. Click on image for full-size PDF flyer. Small ideas can lead to big changes, which in turn can make a significant impact on the world, but—as technology executive, attorney, and investor Andrew Byrnes knows well—this is … Continue reading “From Great Ideas to Global Impact – A Talk with Andrew Byrnes”

C-IP2 2022 Summer Progress Report (March-May 2022)

Greetings from C-IP2 Faculty Director Sean O’Connor As we embark upon the Independence Day holiday weekend and contemplate the profound changes in our nation, we are gratified to report that C-IP2 has stayed the course and continues to deliver on our mission with a rich offering of programs from March through May of this year. We launched … Continue reading “C-IP2 2022 Summer Progress Report (March-May 2022)”

Announcement: Music Ecosystems Institute (MEI)

We are pleased to announce that the website is now live and tax-exempt status has been applied for with the IRS for Music Ecosystems Institute (MEI), “a nonprofit venture institutionalizing and expanding beyond the conference series that Professor Sean O’Connor has been organizing since 2018”! Click here to learn more about MEI and its leadership, … Continue reading “Announcement: Music Ecosystems Institute (MEI)”

Comment of 25 Law Professors, Economists, and Former U.S. Government Officials in Response to EU Commission Call for Evidence on Standard-Essential Patents

Led by Prof. Adam Mossoff and C-IP2 Senior Fellow and Senior Scholar Prof. Jonathan M. Barnett, twenty-five law professors, economists, and former United States Government officials—including C-IP2 Advisory Board members the Honorable Andrei Iancu, the Honorable David J. Kappos, the Honorable Paul Michel, and the Honorable Randall R. Rader; Faculty Director Prof. Sean M. O’Connor; Senior … Continue reading “Comment of 25 Law Professors, Economists, and Former U.S. Government Officials in Response to EU Commission Call for Evidence on Standard-Essential Patents”

GRAMMY-winning Composer and Mason Artist-in-Residence Maria Schneider Led Events Across Mason Campuses

The following post comes from Laura Mertens and is cross-posted here from Mason’s Center for the Arts website with permission. Known for fearless musical exploration and beautifully blurring lines between genres, composer Maria Schneider has earned seven GRAMMY Awards across the realms of jazz, classical, and even her work with David Bowie. Serving as Mason Artist-in-Residence this April, she led a … Continue reading “GRAMMY-winning Composer and Mason Artist-in-Residence Maria Schneider Led Events Across Mason Campuses”

Note to C-IP2 Community on Scalia Law Professor Tweet in Dobbs Opinion Leak Debates

Last week a Scalia Law School faculty member tweeted a breathtakingly offensive remark about a sitting Supreme Court justice from his personal account in the context of the leaked Dobbs opinion. It has come to light that this same professor has tweeted similarly disparaging comments regarding other groups that have endured longstanding discrimination. C-IP2 categorically … Continue reading “Note to C-IP2 Community on Scalia Law Professor Tweet in Dobbs Opinion Leak Debates”

C-IP2 2022 Spring Progress Report (December 2021-February 2022)

Greetings from C-IP2 Faculty Director Sean O’Connor As we move further into spring of 2022, we are simultaneously emerging––gradually and hopefully––from the global health crisis of these past two years. In-person gatherings and events are steadily resuming in the Washington, D.C., area and in many places around the world, and it’s wonderful to share the same spaces … Continue reading “C-IP2 2022 Spring Progress Report (December 2021-February 2022)”

Paradise Rejected: A Conversation about AI and Authorship with Dr. Ryan Abbott

This post comes from Sandra Aistars, Clinical Professor and Director of the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic at George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, and Senior Fellow for Copyright Research and Policy & Senior Scholar at C-IP2. On March 17, 2022, I had the pleasure to discuss Artificial Intelligence and Authorship with Dr. Ryan … Continue reading “Paradise Rejected: A Conversation about AI and Authorship with Dr. Ryan Abbott”

Recap of the Supreme Court’s Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P.

The following post comes from Sabren H. Wahdan, a 3L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at C-IP2. In one of his final majority opinions before announcing his retirement, Justice Steven Breyer penned a nuanced ruling that carefully threads the policy needle on copyright registration issues. The case pitted fabric designer Unicolors against fast … Continue reading “Recap of the Supreme Court’s Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P.”