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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— CIPP Seminar in collaboration with Lallemand Inc. - PROF. SALAH BASALAMAH -TOWARD A TRANSLATIONAL EPISTEME OF COPYRIGHT LAW
— CIPP Seminar in collaboration with Lallemand Inc.- PROFESSOR ED LEE: The Fight for the Future: How People Defeated Hollywood and Saved the Internet--For Now
— 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"
IP News This Month
— An eight year copyright saga over Google’s scanning of the world’s libraries has ended in a resounding fair use ruling for the search giant. The decision is being hailed by librarians and scholars who intervened to argue that the corpus of more than 20 million digital books has become an essential research tool. The judge, meanwhile, declared that the scanning was “highly transformative” and furnished many benefits to society
— Two years after the failure of the America Invents Act to rein in a runaway patent system, the US Congress is trying again with a bill that proposes fee-shifting and other anti-troll provisions; 60 law professors have signed a public letter in support but the outcome is uncertain
— Documents released by WikiLeaks revealed how the text of a proposed Pacific trade treaty mirrors the IP agenda of US industry. A related investigation suggests this is due to a revolving door between US trade representatives and the pharma and entertainment industries: as the report notes, “there are no public interest groups, academics, or other non-industry experts on ITAC 15, which focuses on intellectual property issues.”
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