Knowledge is power, but today it is also currency.
Creations of the mind – intellectual property – are increasing at a record rate, and with them, confusion and theft. Knowing what intellectual property rights like patents and copyrights achieve and why we need to rely on them is not just for lawyers, it’s for everyone.
The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) is an independent, non-profit organization that helps to raise awareness of IP rights and their impact on commerce, people and society.
CIPU’s goals: raise IP awareness, enhance value, deter infringement and provide a conducive environment for sharing new ideas.
The complete feature article, “IP Education Focuses China’s Young Minds,” can be read here .
Latest CIPU Report – “IP Awareness and Attitudes: A Summary of Research and Data”
A summary of research and surveys focusing on IP awareness and attitudes conducted over the past decade in the U.S., Europe, and Asia reveals a growing disconnect between consumers intellectual property awareness and behaviors.
For the full report click here
Second IP Awareness Summit – “IP Literacy in a Digital World”
The latest IP Awareness Summit was hosted by CIPU in conjunction with Columbia Technology Ventures at the Columbia School of Journalism. It included four keynote speakers, including USPTO Director Andrei Iancu, 17 topic speakers, four panels, three breakout sessions and 120 participants.
For the program, presenters and partners, visit ipawarenesssummit.com
Two-Minute CIPU Annimation – “What is IP? Why Should I care”
Even though IP rights – incentives that protect inventions, music, books, brands and other creative works – are an integral part of the U.S. Constitution, they are often regarded as obstacles.
The goal of CIPU is to help key audiences, including educators, students, entrepreneurs and investors, understand how IP rights affect peoples’ lives and future – to be more mindful of IP and its impact.
CIPU held an open briefing in Washington to better understand U.S. innovation and IP policy. Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee and a supporter of reliable IP rights, launched the event with a personal account of his exposure to IP rights growing up in rural Georgia.Read More..
The Center for IP Understanding in conjunction with Columbia University held the second annual Intellectual Property Awareness Summit (IPAS 2018) on November 29.
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.
This 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.
The challenge of how to improve understanding of intellectual property was debated at the Second Annual Intellectual Property Awareness Summit in New York on November 29.
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.
IBM’s Manny Schecter says people may have a sense of IP rights but very few really understand their purpose and impact…
IPAS2017 is the first conference devoted to mitigating audiences’ confusion about the role of IP rights in creating value and improving lives. . .
IPAS 2020 will be held by the Center for IP Understanding and the Tusher Initiative at UC Berkeley-Hass School of BusinessRead More..