by | Jan 28, 2020

Intellectual property policymaking can be thorny territory, often because it’s a right mentioned both in the Bill of Rights and the original text of the Constitution. The Constitution foreshadows what many of the possible difficulties in crafting intellectual property policy,…

by | Sep 6, 2019

The patent system is under attack. This is acknowledged no matter which side of the issue you ask. Those who favor more expansive patent rights claim that America’s current legal regime allows infringers to run rampant and turns valuable inventions…

by | Jul 3, 2018

A trade war may escalate between the United States and China as President Trump uses the threat of increased taxes to fight intellectual property theft in a country that doesn’t have much respect for copyrights. Trump’s plan would impose 25…

by | Nov 28, 2017

As the director of several movies about American history, including Gettysburg, it has been a privilege to bring these stories — full of bravery, resilience, ingenuity, conflict and sacrifice — to the big screen for audiences around the world. The…

by | Sep 14, 2017

President Donald Trump’s recent decision to investigate China’s theft of American intellectual property (IP) is as good a sign as any that “America First” was more than just a campaign slogan. And when it comes to intellectual property theft, the…

by | Jun 23, 2016

A federal jury has concluded that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant did not lift the opening guitar riff on “Stairway to Heaven” from the instrumental “Taurus” by the ’60’s psychedelic group Spirit. “Taurus” was recorded nearly four years…

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