The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 2016 and dedicated to raising awareness of the effect of inventions, creative works like music, movies and books, and brand names.
CIPU makes IP rights more intelligible by providing information, holding events and encouraging discussion between IP users and owners. It helps people to connect the dots between why rights like patents, copyrights and trademarks exist, how they work and how they impact peoples’ lives.
CIPU also provides a framework for broader understanding IP’s role in facilitating new ideas, competition and jobs. A summary of recent CIPU accomplishments and contributors can be found here.
NYC IP SUMMIT:
The recent 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 the program, presenters and partners, visit ipawarenesssummit.com
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.
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.
United States intellectual property stakeholders from academic, business and legal backgrounds gathered recently to discuss how to increase public support to strengthen the intellectual property rights system in the US.
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. . .
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. . .