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2017 World IP Day Celebration


2017 World IP Day Masthead

Please join the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) for our annual celebration commemorating World Intellectual Property Day. Our afternoon policy forum will be held at the Reserve Officer's Association Symposium Room, followed by a reception in the ROA atrium.


IP and Trade - What Now?

Remarks by Commissioner F. Scott Kieff, U.S. International Trade Commission

Introduction of Director John Sandage

Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

A Message From WIPO - Innovation: Improving Lives

John Sandage, Deputy Director General, Patents and Technology Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization 

The Importance of IP to the U.S. Economy

Frank Cullen - Executive Director for Domestic IP Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce      


Follow the Money - An Age of Counterfeit and Theft

Moderated by IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews

The Digital Advertising Supply Chain: Mike Zaneis - President and CEO, Trustworthy Accountability Group

Piracy and Malware, A Single Problem: Tom Galvin - Executive Director, Digital Citizens Alliance

Who Is Making Money on Piracy? Brad Buckles - Executive Vice-President, Anti-Piracy, Recording Industry Association of America

Plundering Video: The Pirate Set-Top Box - David Green, Vice President, Public Policy, NBCUniversal, Inc.

Hot Topics: Creations of the Mind Meet the Law

Moderated by Bartlett Cleland

The Threat to Innovation from the U.N. High Level Panel on Access to Medicine - Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

The Supreme Court on Patents: Where Is It Going? Dmitry Karshtedt, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

Can Artificial Intelligence Be Patented? Larissa Park, Partner, DLA Piper



Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Policy Conference 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Reception 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm


Reserve Officers Association (ROA)
1 Constitution Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC

Register Here

*This event is widely attended
Questions? Please contact Erin Humiston at or (972) 874-5139.


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