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”

Professors Balganesh and Menell on “The Curious Case of the Restatement of Copyright”

The following post comes from Ryan Reynolds, a 3L at Scalia Law and Research Assistant at CPIP. By Ryan Reynolds In 2015, the American Law Institute (ALI) made the announcement that it would restate an area of law that is dominated by a detailed statute—the Restatement of Copyright. ALI’s Restatements have played an important role … Continue reading “Professors Balganesh and Menell on “The Curious Case of the Restatement of Copyright””

Senate IP Subcommittee Considers the Role of Private Agreements and Existing Technology in Curbing Online Piracy

The following post comes from Liz Velander, a recent graduate of Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Liz Velander In mid-December, the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee, led by its Chairman, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), held a hearing entitled “The Role of Private Agreements and Existing Technology in Curbing Online Piracy.” The hearing … Continue reading “Senate IP Subcommittee Considers the Role of Private Agreements and Existing Technology in Curbing Online Piracy”

New Paper Looks at “Ill-Advised Legislative Proposals” to Address Pharmaceutical “Evergreening”

The following post comes from Yumi Oda, an LLM Candidate at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Yumi Oda Many believe that drug prices in the U.S. are unnecessarily high because the pharmaceutical industry is exploiting legal loopholes and acquiring dubious patents to extend protection and delay generics from entering the market … Continue reading “New Paper Looks at “Ill-Advised Legislative Proposals” to Address Pharmaceutical “Evergreening””

Rep. Massie Introduces New Legislation to Restore America’s Patent System

Yesterday, Representative Thomas Massie introduced the Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act of 2018 (H.R. 6264). This legislation would reverse many of the harms that have been caused by recent changes to the patent laws from all three branches of government. Patents are an important part of our innovation economy, providing an incentive for inventors to invent … Continue reading “Rep. Massie Introduces New Legislation to Restore America’s Patent System”

The STRONGER Patents Act: The House Receives Its Own Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy

Today, Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience (STRONGER) Patents Act of 2018. This important piece of legislation will protect our innovation economy by restoring stable and effective property rights for inventors. This legislation mirrors a bill already introduced in the … Continue reading “The STRONGER Patents Act: The House Receives Its Own Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy”

The STRONGER Patents Act: Important Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy

Today, Senators Chris Coons, Tom Cotton, Dick Durbin, and Mazie Hirono introduced the Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience (STRONGER) Patents Act of 2017. This important piece of legislation will protect our innovation economy by restoring stable and effective property rights for inventors. First and foremost, the STRONGER Patents Act … Continue reading “The STRONGER Patents Act: Important Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy”

CPIP Co-Founder Testifies at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on IP

CPIP co-founder Adam Mossoff testified on June 13 before the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.  He and other witnesses testified about the impact of the Supreme Courts recent decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC on innovators and the possibility of future changes to … Continue reading “CPIP Co-Founder Testifies at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on IP”

Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act is First Step Towards a Modern Copyright Office

The House Judiciary Committee today overwhelmingly approved the bipartisan Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act by a vote of 27-1. Introduced last Thursday by Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr.—with the support of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, and Senator Patrick Leahy—the Act is the first … Continue reading “Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act is First Step Towards a Modern Copyright Office”

European Union Draws a Line on Infringing Hyperlinks

Cross-posted from the Mister Copyright blog. Last week, the European Court of Justice—the judicial authority of the European Union—issued an anticipated decision in the Sanoma hyperlinking case, declaring that commercial linking with knowledge of unauthorized content constitutes copyright infringement. The opinion comes after years of similar cases in Europe stirred debate over whether linking to pirated works … Continue reading “European Union Draws a Line on Infringing Hyperlinks”