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IPI Annual World Intellectual Property Day Celebration Features Rep. Doug Collins

Institute for Policy Innovation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 25, 2019
CONTACT: Erin Humiston, (972) 874-5139, or


DALLAS – The Institute for Policy Innovation, in partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization, hosts its annual World Intellectual Property Day Celebration featuring Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Congressman Collins, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, who noted in a tweet on Friday that World IP Day “is the perfect time to commit to protecting the intellectual property that drives our businesses and consumers,” will deliver remarks at 10:30 am.  
The program will bring together key policy makers and players in the global and national IP fronts, featuring an opening address from WIPO Deputy Director General John Sandage, and remarks from Shira Perlmutter of the USPTO. The Entertainment Software Association’s Stanley Pierre-Louis will bring the event to a close by discussing esports, or professional video game play, which is becoming one of the fastest growing and most viewed sports in the U.S.
Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum and former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), will also deliver remarks warning how the Trump administration’s proposed reforms to Medicare Part B threaten pharmaceutical innovation. A panel with Todd Dupler of the Recording Academy and Shannon Sorensen of the National Music Publishers Association will examine the Music Modernization Act and what challenges remain for those in the music industry.
Other speakers featured throughout the event include Philip Thompson of the Property Rights Alliance; Rob Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Professor Adam Mossoff of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School; and Frank Cullen of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center.
IPI, hosting this annual event since 2005, believes economic growth begins with ideas, innovation, and creativity. “We are proud to celebrate content creators and rights holders around the world, standing with them to fight for stronger, more effective intellectual property rights,” said IPI president Tom Giovanetti.
More information about IPI’s annual World Intellectual Property Day Celebration, a widely attended event, can be found at or by contacting Addie Crimmins at


The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) is an independent, nonprofit public policy research organization based in Dallas. For more information regarding IPI's World Intellectual Property Day Celebration, contact Addie Crimmins at For press-related inquiries, contact Erin Humiston at (972) 874-5139, or