This Friday, November 8th, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global IP Center is hosting a summit focused on the importance of a strong yet balanced intellectual property system. The event will bring together the associations and policymakers who are leading the country in innovation and intellectual property management strategy. I am looking forward to attending the event, and engaging in discussions of the challenging issues facing intellectual property rights law and policy today.
Recognizing the value of protecting intellectual property rights is crucial for the continued growth and development of the economy, and particularly the technology and communications sectors. Free State Foundation scholars Seth Cooper and President Randolph May authored a series of four Perspectives from FSF Scholars, which explore the foundational principles of intellectual property grounded in our constitutional system. If you are not already familiar with these pieces, it is certainly worth reading them to prepare for tomorrow’s exciting Global IP Summit:
- The Constitutional Foundations of Intellectual Property
- Reasserting the Property Rights Source of IP
- Literary Property: Copyright's Constitutional History and Its Meaning for Today
- The Constitution's Approach to Copyright: Anti-Monopoly and Pro-Intellectual Property Rights