WASHINGTON, DC –– What is innovation policy? What does it mean to U.S. competition and jobs? Who is responsible for it?
These are among the questions that will be addressed at an afternoon briefing held by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) at the headquarters of the United States Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Washington on May 8.
The event will feature two leading proponents of IP rights, Congressmen Doug Collins (R-GA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), both members of the House Judiciary Committee, Sub-Committee on the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.
“Innovation Policy and Intellectual Property: Building on a Strong Foundation” is being held by the Center for IP Understanding, an independent non-profit, and the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), a division of the Chamber. Persons interested in receiving an invitation please contact CIPU at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preceding the Congressmen will be a panel, “What is Innovation Policy? Why is it Necessary?” featuring leading experts on innovation, IP and the economy, including:
– Manny Schecter – Chief Patent Counsel of IBM, board member of CIPU and the IPO Education Foundation
– Alan Marco – former Chief Economist for the USPTO and now Associate Professor of Public Policy at Georgia Tech
– Adam Mossoff – Prof. of Law at George Mason University, Center for the Protection of IP
– Robert Atkinson – founder and President of Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), an independent think tank
Discussion Will Follow
A networking break will follow the panel and a reception will take place at the conclusion of the program.
Go here for information about the “Innovation Policy and Intellectual Policy: Building a Strong Foundation.”
“U.S. innovation policy and IP focus are seriously lacking,” said Marshall Phelps, former Vice President of IP Business and Strategy at Microsoft and at IBM, and a CIPU board member. “Other nations take their policies more seriously. The timing is right to dissect what U.S. innovation policy means and how it effects jobs and competition.”
Briefing partners and supporters include the Michaelson 20MM Foundation, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Berkeley Research Group, the Tusher Center for Intellectual Capital Management at UC Berkeley-Haas and Open Invention Network.
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