Despite the value of intellectual properties to the United States, there have been numerous efforts of late to curtail those rights, rights which were enacted by our Founders to encourage inventors and creators. The Constitutionality of some of these rights is now in question, particularly now at the Supreme Court. Randolph May, writer of the recent book “The Constitutional Foundations of Intellectual Property,” will discuss this critical issue from the natural law perspective. Raymond Van Dyke, IP practitioner and educator, will speak about the importance of IP to society then and now.
This Greater Washington, DC Licensing Executives Society Chapter event is on the evening of July 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Here is the event notice: http://www.lesusacanada.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=981094&group=160111
With the constitutionality of inter partes proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO now in question, the issue is quite pertinent, and the consequences quite serious to the patent system.
If in Washington, DC tonight, I hope that you can make it.
Ray, Greater Washington, DC Chapter Chair, LES