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January 12, 2018

A Basic Literacy about IP Rights is Essential. New Video from Ideas Matter Highlights Greater Achievements















The video features interviews with business, academic and government participants at the recent Intellectual Property Awareness Summit (IPAS 2017) in Chicago, and among other things explores the growing interest of governments internationally in helping to promote innovation and economic growth through effective IP protection. . . 

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November 13, 2017

Intellectual property has always been a key element in supporting US prosperity, but recent court decisions and the introduction of the America Invents Act have led to a weakened IP system. . . .

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Panelists Dickinson, Bramson, Frank, Judge Rader and Grube discuss

“Making IP Awareness a Higher Priority” at IPAS 2017.

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding is hosting the Intellectual Property Awareness Summit on November 6, 2017, at the Olgilvie Auditorium, Chicago-Kent College of Law, IIT in downtown Chicago. 


The Intellectual Property Awareness Summit is the first conference to address the role of IP understanding – and the lack of it – in innovation, ideas and value creation.


There are no fees or charges to attend this timely, invitation-only event. It will bring thought-leaders together from business, academia, government and various domestic and foreign organizations to explore what various audiences need to know about patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets -- and how best to convey it.

IPAS 2017 (Enhancing Value Through Understanding) will examine what are acceptable behaviors on the part of IP holders and users, and consider the rapid rise in Internet IP theft and “efficient” patent infringement, as well as distinguishing between legitimate and abusive patent licensing.


IPAS 2017 is being held by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU), an independent non-profit focused on IP education, in conjunction with Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.

This event will be highly interactive, with no formal presentations and maximum time for discussion between facilitators, panelists and attendees. Please join us for a pioneering event, sure to spark discussion and activity.


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