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Mar. 28, 2017

IPWatchdog: Inconvenient Truth: America no longer fuels the fire of creative genius with the patent system, by Gene Quinn

This post originally appeared in IPWatchdog on March 28, 2017.

Yesterday, at the Newseum in Washington, DC, the annual LeadershIP conference was held to discuss patent and antitrust p Typically, the annual LeadershIP conference is held to discuss advanced IP policy issues from an empirical perspective. This year, however, with a new administration in the White House, the focus of the event was on policy advice that would be appropriate for the new Administration.

The event opened with a keynote address from Judge Paul Michel, retired Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. See Taking stock of the health of the American patent system. Judge Michel also moderated the first panel of the day, which addressed IP policy in the Trump Administration, with panelists F. Scott Kieff (Commissioner on the International Trade Commission), Professor Mark Lemley (Stanford Law School), Dan Schneider (Executive Director of the American Conservative Union) and Deanna Tanner Okun (Partner, Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, and Former Chair of the ITC).