Conf: The IP Bridge: Connecting the Lab & Studio to the Market- Arlington, VA

The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property will host their Seventh Annual Fall Conference on Friday October 4, 2019 at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. The conference theme is: The IP Bridge: Connecting the Lab & Studio to the Market.

This unique conference will highlight how IP rights facilitate the creative and innovative processes and preserve the vibrant ecosystems that deliver the latest products and creative works to consumers. From the lab or studio, to extensive development, to branding and distribution, intellectual property empowers the inventors, artists, manufacturers, retailers, and marketing professionals who contribute to flourishing economies.

In addition to exploring how IP helps to improve and enrich the lives of creators, inventors, and the public, this conference will also discuss how various efforts to impose price controls in a variety of industries threaten established markets and the development of innovative products and artistic works.

Unlike most academic conferences, this conference will not focus on making IP “weaker” or “stronger.” Rather, we will seek to understand how IP institutions could work better and serve their purposes more effectively. As is the hallmark of all CPIP events, scholars, inventors, creators, and industry representatives will talk about the real-world impact of and practicality of the ideas we discuss.

The conference registration deadline is Noon on October 1, 2019. More information is available on the website.

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