Frank Yao had prepared for this moment – the launch of his company’s high-tech sports apparel line – for years. He had patented the “resistance bands” used in its athletic training clothing, the marketing team had scored some early wins in the media, the clothes were already appearing in sports shops around the country, and online sales were just starting to crank up. That’s when Yao ran into a huge obstacle.
Manny Schecter, IBM’s Chief Patent Counsel and CIPU board member, discusses IP within the educational system.
The future of the American economy and our national security depend upon continued innovation. We need a work force skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to enable the initiation of innovation required to drive the U.S. economy, and skilled in the role of intellectual property in promoting innovation…
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…
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…
The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) announced today that it is holding this year’s Intellectual Property Awareness Summit in New York on November 29 at Columbia University in the School of Journalism…
For many years now, the majority of the popular press has spun a tale of how patents hinder innovation, and that organizations or individuals who lawfully assert the rights associated with them are unreasonable to ask for compensation for this inventive output. . .
He said that a number of his relatives and neighbors were chicken farmers, “some of whom invented new and more effective processes to produce and process eggs and poultry that were protected under IP law.”
In a move that recognizes the importance of innovation and IP rights – and the need for diverse audiences to understand how they work . . .
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 …
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 ….
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.
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.
Panelists at IP Awareness Summit discuss IP Education Today: Stephen Haber (Stanford), Bob Bramson (founder, InterDigital), Ked Seddon (LoT Network), Russell Slifer (Deputy Director of the USPTO, 2014-2017)
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. . .
As the first of its kind, the Intellectual Property Awareness Summit aimed to enhance IP understanding and address confusion. Bruce Berman explains. . .
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 in comparison to foreign rivals. . .