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Empirical Study Confirms Positive Relationship Among Patents, Technological Progress, and Societal Benefit

dictionary entry for the word "innovate"We “stand on the shoulder of giants,” goes the famous adage. In a groundbreaking new law review article, Does Patented Information Promote the Progress of Technology?, Cardozo Law’s Jonathan H. Ashtor examines the relationship among patents, information theory, and their corresponding benefits to society and technology. Read more

New “Invalidated” Documentary Highlights the Problems With the PTAB: Free Screening on October 26

a lit lightbulb hanging next to unlit bulbsBy Devlin Hartline and Aditi Kulkarni*

The “Invalidated” documentary will be screened this Friday, October 26, at 5:30 PM in Washington, D.C. To register for this free event, which features a presentation by Bunch O Balloons inventor Josh Malone among others, please click here. Read more

Statement of Professor Adam Mossoff on Oil States v. Greene’s Energy

Adam MossoffThe statement below is from Professor Adam Mossoff, whose law review articles (here and here) were heavily cited in Justice Gorsuch’s dissent (joined by Chief Justice Roberts) in today’s opinion in Oil States v. Greene’s Energy.

Adam Mossoff
Professor of Law
Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

For the first time, the Supreme Court holds that patents for new inventions are regulatory grants similar to monopoly grants for bridges or toll roads. Read more

CPIP Scholars Ask Federal Circuit to Fix Patent Eligibility Doctrine in Cleveland Clinic Appeal

files labeled as "patents"Last week, a group of CPIP scholars filed an amicus brief in Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics, a case currently on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The patents at issue cover diagnostic tests used to assess a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Read more

New White Paper Explores the Importance of Property Rights to National Wealth and Security

a hand reaching for a shining, hanging keyA new white paper, Property Rights: The Key to National Wealth and National Security, was published today by Dr. James Edwards, the Executive Director of Conservatives for Property Rights. In the white paper, Dr. Edwards explores how stable and effective property rights in both tangible and intangible property are critical to human flourishing and progress, and he notes that a renewed commitment to strengthening property rights will help to restore U.S. Read more

CPIP Fall Conference Papers Highlight How Intellectual Property Rights Promote Global Prosperity

2016 Fall Conference flyerBy Alex Summerton

The George Mason Law Review has just published the papers from our Fourth Annual Fall Conference, Intellectual Property & Global Prosperity, which was held at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, in Arlington, Virginia, on October 6-7, 2016. Read more

Innovate4Health: Nanobiosym’s Gene-RADAR Brings Real-Time Results for Zika Testing

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative.

Innovate4HealthBy Gabrielle Eriquez

Because there is currently no preventative vaccine for Zika, a mosquito-borne virus known to cause severe birth defects in pregnant women, the ability to obtain a fast and accurate diagnosis is critical. Read more

Innovate4Health: GRIT Leveraged Freedom Chair Brings Mobility to Developing World

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative.

innovate4healthThe World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 65 million people in the developing world need an appropriate wheelchair. Over 75% of people in the developing world live in rural areas, where standard wheelchairs do not work, as they are hard to mobilize over rugged terrain and rough local roads that may not be paved. Read more

Innovate4Health: Treating Neonatal Jaundice in the Developing World with D-Rev’s Brilliance

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative.

Innovate4HealthBy Nick Churchill

Severe neonatal jaundice kills over 100,000 newborn babies annually and causes severe brain damage to thousands more. In most cases, the condition can be treated by simply shining a blue light on a baby’s skin.  Read more