Summits, Briefings and Discussions

CIPU holds summits and briefings that explore the impact IP confusion and theft, and the challenge of improving IP understanding for all.

“Unlocking the Secret to Trade Secrets –
  What People Need to Know Today”

CIPU held a briefing in conjunction with the Global Innovation Policy Center at the United States Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, May 29, 20019.

The program, panels, panelists and recent trade secret news & perspectives can be found here.

For audio files of the speakers, go here.

“IP Awareness Summit (IPAS 2018)”

Held in New York at the Columbia University School of Journalism. Keynotes included USPTO Director Andrei Iancu and IBM Chief Patent Counsel, Manny Schecter. Four panels were presented, 21 other speakers and three breakout sessions. More than 120 attended on November 29.

For the IPAS 2018 summary, including the agenda, speakers and sound files and photos, go here.

“Innovation Policy and IP: Building on a Strong Foundation”  

This briefing was held in conjunction with the Global Innovation Policy Center, at the United States Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Washington DC on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

For the program, panelists, partners and featured speakers, as well as a list of useful background articles about innovation policy and IP, go here.

“IP Awareness Summit (IPAS 2017)”

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding in conjunction with Chicago-Kent College of Law (CKCL), Illinois Institute of Technology held the first Intellectual Property Awareness Summit in Chicago on November 6, 2017.

For event details and panel videos, go here.

Ideas Matter, a London-based IP organization, produced with CIPU’s assistance a five-minute video about the importance of IP understanding for all. The video, shot at IPAS 2017, can be viewed, here.