Who Are We?
The CIPP’s mission is to advance research and policy formation of intellectual property and innovation systems.
To achieve this mission the CIPP focuses on three interconnected priority areas:
- The CIPP carries out interdisciplinary research to understand the role of intellectual property policies and rules in contributing to creativity and innovation. In particular, the Centre examines if and how intellectual property contributes to broad social goals such as increased health, cultural development, access to information and economic growth.
- The CIPP enhances understanding of intellectual property and innovation systems among students at McGill University at the undergraduate, graduate and executive level, as well as within the community.
- The CIPP disseminates its research through workshops and conferences.
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— De quoi faire lever la propriété intellectuelle! Le CIPP est très heureux d'annoncer sa collaboration avec Lallemand pour présenter ses séminaires scientifiques en propriété intellectuelle pour l'année 2012-2013.
Intellectual property is on the rise! The CIPP is very proud to announce its collaboration with Lallemand in presenting scientific seminars in intellectual property in 2012-2013.
— CIPP Seminars 2011-2012 - Professor Jason Mazzone - Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law
Quebec Bar - Accreditation of this activity is pending.
— CIPP Seminar 2011-2012: Professor Pierre Larouche - "Apple, Google, Intel: high-tech giants in the line of fire of competition authorities"
— CIPP Seminars Series 2011-2012 - Professor David Vaver from Osgoode Hall Law School - Faculty of Law, McGill University, 3644 Peel Street, Room 16
— How Virtue Ethics Might Help Erase C-32’s Conceptual Incoherence
IP News This Month
— Patentable subject matter is front and center in debates from the US to India. At SCOTUS, the justices again wrestled with the scope of genetic patents in the Myriad Genetics case. The issue turns on what is necessary to make something more than a natural law or existing feature of invention. As the New York Times explains, the case also relied heavily on analogies to baking, medicine and healing plants.
— The TV is industry is trembling over Aereo, a new device that retransmits signals but that was designed to comply with copyright. A divided New York appeals court this month found the technology to comply with exemptions that permit private transmissions. In the bigger picture, the situation is a familiar story of analog-era copyright law proving ill-suited for a digital age.
— Old news? Hardly. Nearly a century after its seminal victory in INS v. AP, the Associated Press won a major US ruling that affirms its property rights in news summaries. The court sided with the AP and the New York Times in restricting the amount internet scraping services can take from their stories. Similar disputes are taking place in the UK, France and Germany.
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