George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

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”

A Message From CPIP on Giving Tuesday

As we enter the holiday season and look ahead to 2020, we hope that you will keep CPIP in mind as you plan your end-of-year giving. Your support is critical to ensuring that CPIP continues its activities and works to engage academics, creators, and innovators in a scholarly dialogue on the importance of intellectual property. … Continue reading “A Message From CPIP on Giving Tuesday”

CPIP Roundup – September 30, 2019

Greetings from CPIP Executive Director Sean O’Connor The fall semester is now in full swing at Antonin Scalia Law School, and the CPIP team has been busy this past month with our various programs and events. On September 12-13, we hosted the third meeting of the 2019-2020 Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship, where the Edison Fellows … Continue reading “CPIP Roundup – September 30, 2019”

Sean O’Connor Joins George Mason University’s Scalia Law Faculty

O’Connor will lead the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property and expand innovation and entrepreneurship programs. Professor Sean O’Connor, noted innovation law scholar, is joining George Mason University’s Scalia Law faculty as a tenured full professor and Executive Director of the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP). He will continue the renowned CPIP … Continue reading “Sean O’Connor Joins George Mason University’s Scalia Law Faculty”

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”

CLASSICS Act Provides Long Overdue Recognition for Legacy Recording Artists

By Matthew Barblan & Kevin Madigan One of the oddities of US copyright law is that sound recordings—the way that our favorite songs are captured on media so that we can listen to them over and over again—were not protected under federal law until the early 1970s. Unfortunately, when the federal Copyright Act was finally … Continue reading “CLASSICS Act Provides Long Overdue Recognition for Legacy Recording Artists”

CASE Act Set to Empower Creators and Impose Accountability

Cross-posted from the Mister Copyright blog. Next week, the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act is scheduled for markup before the House Judiciary Committee, promising long-overdue support for small creators and copyright owners in their fight against overwhelming infringement in the digital age. While the bill has bipartisan support and the backing of a … Continue reading “CASE Act Set to Empower Creators and Impose Accountability”

TickBox Injunction Targets Blatant Inducement of Infringement

Cross-posted from the Mister Copyright blog. Late last month, a preliminary injunction was issued in favor of Netflix, Amazon, and six major studios in their case against the manufacturers of the set-top streaming device TickBox TV. The order comes as use of piracy-enabling streaming devices is on the rise, and it represents an initial victory in the fight … Continue reading “TickBox Injunction Targets Blatant Inducement of Infringement”