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Intellectual property education crucial to America’s future

 

 

 

By C. L. Max Nikias and Gary K. Michelson, M.D.

Intellectual property (IP) industries today generate 38.2 percent of total U.S. GDP, or an astonishing $6.6 trillion in annual output.  IP is also responsible, directly and indirectly, for 30 percent of total U.S. employment ….

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Intellectual Property Education: More Work to be Done

Educating students on the uses and workings of intellectual property has grown in recent years, but ‘there is still more work to be done towards introducing IP into course curriculum,’ according to a Center for IP Understanding (CIPU) survey released this week.

 

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IP “literacy” matters – CIPU promotes IP awareness for all

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.

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Patents and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of a good invention, must be in want of a patent, but with the emergence of significant abuses of the system, public perception has suffered. Manny Schecter explains. . .

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Living on Awareness

As the first of its kind, the Intellectual Property Awareness Summit aimed to enhance IP understanding and address confusion. Bruce Berman explains. . .

 

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“Erosion of IP Rights Threatens U.S. Competitiveness,” says Economist David Teece at the IP Awareness Summit

IPAS2017 is the first conference devoted to mitigating audiences’ confusion about the role of IP rights in creating value and improving lives

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, November 8, 2017 — International economist and entrepreneur David Teece said this week that the environment for licensing, essential to future United States prosperity, is slipping away. His remarks were a part of a keynote address on Monday at the Intellectual Property Awareness Summit, IPAS2017, held by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.


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Intellectual Property Education Lags the U.S. Economy

IBM’s Chief Patent Counsel, Manny Schecter (CIPU board member), looks at the lack of IP education in the U.S.

by Manny Schecter

Have you ever watched an episode of the television show Shark Tank? Contestants attempt to attract investments in their businesses by marketing them to moguls (the “sharks”). Innovation and entrepreneurship are strong themes. Virtually every contestant with a new product is asked about patent protection…

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Trolling for news?

The CIPU report, “Patterns in Media Coverage of Patent Disputes,” reviewed 127 articles that dealt with ‘patent infringement.’

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Report on reporting

CIPU published a research report analyzing patterns in media coverage of patent infringement fir articels published in 2016.
The study found that nearly half of the sampled articles were “op-ed or trend pieces.”

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Tech Media are More Likely to Editorialize About Patent Disputes and “Trolls” than Business & Consumer Publications

June 12, 2017 – A survey of 127 articles selected from a random sampling using the term patent infringement and published in business, technology and general news publications during 2016 reveal that almost half of the articles are either op-ed or trend pieces.

For the infographic of key findings, go here.

For the complete report, Patterns in Media Coverage of Patent Disputes, go here.


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