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Panelists at the IP2 Conference

Hoover IP² Hosts Symposium with US Patent and Trademark Office

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Three Edison Visiting Scholars at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and a panel of researchers made presentations at a June 16, 2015, Hoover Institution–USPTO joint symposium in Washington, DC, that addressed the academy’s role is in evidence-based policy making for intellectual property. Part of the Hoover project on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP²), the symposium was sparked by the ongoing debate in Washington over the impact the US patent system has on innovation and trade and whether widespread reform of the patent system is necessary.

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Hoover IP² Partners with US Patent and Trademark Office

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP²) are holding a joint symposium at Hoover’s Washington, DC, offices on Tuesday, June 16, 2015; this is the first such partnership for Hoover IP².

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Zorina Khan gives a lecture about economics and property rights at the IP2 summer teaching institute.

Trolls, Thickets, and Stacking Discussed at Hoover IP² Conference

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The patent system and the US economy were the focus of a two-day conference held at the Hoover Institution during May 7–8, 2015. “From Trolls to Thickets: The Patent System and the US Economy” was the fourth in a series of conferences organized by the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP²).

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Hoover IP² hosts symposium “The American Innovation Machine” in nation’s capital

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP²) held its annual DC symposium, “The American Innovation Machine: What Role for Patents?” at the Hoover Institution’s Washington, DC, offices on March 26, 2015.

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IP Squared

Patent Trolls Serve Valuable Role in Innovation, Stanford Expert Says

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Stanford political scientist and Hoover IP2 director Stephen Haber’s research finds that much-maligned patent trolls actually offer inventors protection from potential bankruptcy and may help spur technological innovations.

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Panelists at the IP2 Conference

Hoover IP² Announces 2015 Summer Teaching Institute

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stephen Haber, director of the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP²), has announced that the second Summer Teaching Institute on the Economics and Politics of Regulation will take place from August 3 through August 14, 2015.

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Students participate in a discussion at the IP2 summer teaching institute.

Participants Comment on 2014 Summer Teaching Institute

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In responding to a survey, the participants of the Summer Teaching Institute on the Economics and Politics of Regulation were overwhelmingly positive in their assessment of the content and organization of the program and of the quality the instruction.

 

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Stephen Haber

Hoover IP² Convenes Inaugural Summer Teaching Institute

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Is the current term for US patent protection too long and does it stifle or encourage innovation? Do mergers restrain trade and commerce? How does one regulate a monopoly and establish parameters for pricing? How does one even identify a monopoly? 

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Patent Applications

The Myth of the Wicked Patent Troll

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Patent-reform activists point out that the number of patent lawsuits has increased by about 60% since 2000, which they cite as evidence that there is a serious problem with the patent system. But does the uptick in lawsuits actually indicate such a problem?

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Patent Debate Spawns Stanford Study

Friday, March 14, 2014

The debate over patents has spawned a gathering of some of the nation’s top intellectual property thinkers at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. Their recent symposium here is expected to generate a series of events and studies over the next five years on whether the US patent system helps or hinders innovation.

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