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IIPI Soars to the Rescue of Distressed Visual Artists in Latest Amicus

The International Intellectual Property Institute’s (IIPI) Bruce Lehman and Ralph Oman teamed up again to submit another amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States to defend the rights of visual artists. The brief urges the Supreme Court to reconsider the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Peary v. DC Comics. In a one-page... Read More »

Lehman Submits Statement for the Record for House Judiciary Hearing on Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty and Copyright Term

Lehman Submits Statement for the Record for House Judiciary Hearing on Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty and Copyright Term

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – On July 15, 2014, IIPI’s Chairman, Bruce Lehman, submitted a statement for the record for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet’s hearing on Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty and Copyright Term. Lehman submitted the brief on behalf of the... Read More »

Carter Eltzroth Joins IIPI Board of Advisors

Carter Eltzroth Joins IIPI Board of Advisors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 14 July 2014. Washington, DC. Carter Eltzroth, the Legal Director of the DVB Project and the Managing Director of Helikon.net, has joined the Board of Advisors of the International Intellectual Property Institute’s (IIPI). Eltzroth’s expertise in standard-essential patents, technology development, standards... Read More »

International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) Intervenes at the Supreme Court on Behalf of the Creator of the Amazing Spider Man

International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) Intervenes at the Supreme Court on Behalf of the Creator of the Amazing Spider Man

IIPI’s chairman, Bruce Lehman, and senior Board member, Ralph Oman, weighed in last week at the United States Supreme Court in support of the heirs of author and cartoonist, Jack Kirby, who created some of the most famous comic book characters and storylines of the 20th century, including The Hulk, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man,... Read More »

Two Globally Recognized Experts Join IIPI Leadership

Two Globally Recognized Experts Join IIPI Leadership

To spearhead these efforts, IIPI has tapped two globally recognized experts, both seasoned intellectual property attorneys. Andrew Hirsch, who worked closely with Lehman at the Department of Commerce, has been named the Executive Director (Director General) of IIPI, and Richard Litman, is now its General Counsel. Both will focus... Read More »

IIPI’s Philippine Project Honored by UNH School of Law

IIPI’s Philippine Project Honored by UNH School of Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 31, 2013. The University of New Hampshire School of Law recently wrote an article detailing IIPI’s Innovation Opportunities project in the Philippines. Stanley Kowalski, Head of UNH Law’s International Technology Transfer Institute, Andrew Jaynes, former Executive Director of IIPI, Richard Cahoon,... Read More »

IIPI and USPTO To Conduct Study About Economic Impact of Europe’s Lack of a Grace Period

IIPI and USPTO To Conduct Study About Economic Impact of Europe’s Lack of a Grace Period

IIPI, in conjunction with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will initiate a study to determine the economic impact of Europe’s lack of a grace period.   In most countries, an invention cannot be patented unless it is novel. In Europe, public disclosure of a patentable invention – for example through speaking... Read More »

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