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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 »

Lynne Beresford Joins IIPI Board of Advisors

Lynne Beresford Joins IIPI Board of Advisors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 11 July 2012. Washington, DC. Lynne Beresford, former Commissioner of Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has joined the International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) as the newest member of its Board of Advisors. Beresford is a valuable addition to the board... Read More »

Study on Specialized Intellectual Property Courts Published

Study on Specialized Intellectual Property Courts Published

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 9 May 2012. Washington, DC. For the first time, information on the world’s specialized intellectual property courts can be found in one place. The “Study on Specialized Intellectual Property Courts,” jointly published by the International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) and United States... Read More »

New Study Finds Copyright Industries Significant Contributors to National Economies

New Study Finds Copyright Industries Significant Contributors to National Economies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Washington, DC – Copyright industries make up 5.4% of GDP and represent 5.9% of national employment on average according to a comprehensive new study of 30 countries released by the World Intellectual Property Organization. WIPO Studies on the Economic Contribution of the Copyright Industries shows that copyright... Read More »

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