The following post comes from Tuan Tran, a rising 3L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at C-IP2.
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 no easy task. Read more
The following post comes from Associate Professor of Law Tabrez Ebrahim of California Western School of Law in San Diego, California.
By Tabrez Ebrahim
What role should patent law have in promoting environmentally friendly, clean, and sustainable technology innovation? Does patent law provide adequate incentives for inventions and innovation that address environmental problems? Read more
The following post comes from David Ward, a rising 2L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP.
By David Ward
“Casual metaphors can have dangerous consequences.” CPIP Senior Fellow for Innovation Policy Jonathan Barnett’s new paper, The ‘License as Tax’ Fallacy, seeks to undo what he considers to be a dangerous, casual metaphor, namely, that intellectual property is a “state-granted monopoly” and therefore licensing is a “monopolistic tax” on consumers. Read more
This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee was to mark up a bill limiting patent eligibility for combination drug patents—new forms, uses, and administrations of FDA approved medicines. While the impetus was to curb so-called “evergreening” of drug patents, the effect would have been to stifle life-saving therapeutic innovations. Read more
On October 11-12, 2018, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) hosted its Sixth Annual Fall Conference at Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia. The theme of the conference was IP for the Next Generation of Technology, and it featured a number of panel discussions and presentations on how IP rights and institutions can foster the next great technological advances. Read more
On October 11-12, 2018, CPIP hosted its Sixth Annual Fall Conference, IP for the Next Generation of Technology, at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, in Arlington, Virginia. Our conference addressed how IP rights and institutions can foster and support the next leap forward in technology that is about to break out into consumer products and services. Read more
The 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.
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