IP rights create opportunity. But to most people, what they achieve is unclear.
The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the impact of intellectual property on peoples’ lives.
It tracks attitudes towards patents, trademarks and copyrights, and seeks to dispel misinformation and facilitate good IP behavior. CIPU provides a framework for understanding how IP rights promote competition and create jobs.
Go here to view the CIPU-organized IP Awareness Summit.
Ideas are the primary value-driver for business today. Yet the rights that protect inventions, recorded music, books, branded goods and other creative works are regarded by many as obstacles.
The mission of the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) is help the public, government business to understand how IP rights affect peoples’ lives, and why they need to be taken seriously.
On Tuesday an open briefing was held in Washington to better understand U.S. innovation and IP policy. Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA), a supporter of strong and certain IP rights, launched the event with a personal account of his exposure to IP rights growing up in rural Georgia.
Countries highly dependent on intellectual property rights do little to educate people not working in the IP field about the importance of such rights, an industry-backed study has found.
The video features interviews with business, academic and government leaders who attended the recent Intellectual Property Awareness Summit (IPAS 2017) in Chicago.
It explores the growing interest of governments and businesses in helping to promote innovation and economic growth through effective IP protection.
To watch the video, go here.
IP Awareness Summit, Chicago, IL – November 2017
Panelists: James Pooley (ex-WIPO Deputy Director), Patrick Kilbride (Global Innovation Policy Center, US Chamber of Commerce), Molly Kocialski (USPTO), James Conley (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern), Bo Heiden (Center for IP Studies, Sweden), Ada Nielsen (past president LES)
Earlier this year a group of senior IP figures, led by Bruce Berman, launched the Center for IP Understanding (CIPU), a non-profit organisation focused on increasing awareness of the impact of IP on society.
Intellectual property has always been a key element in supporting US prosperity, but recent court decisions and the introduction of the America Invents Act have led to a weakened IP system. . .
IPAS2017 is the first conference devoted to mitigating audiences’ confusion about the role of IP rights in creating value and improving lives. . .