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Hoover IP² Launched

Friday, February 7, 2014

Does the US patent system frustrate or facilitate inventive activities, innovation, and economic growth? That is one of the questions a new Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP²) is tackling.



NSAF Profile: US Navy Captain Christopher Sharman On The China Challenge

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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Captain Christopher H. Sharman, representing the US Navy, is a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2019–20 at the Hoover Institution. In this interview, Sharman discusses his development as a US Navy intelligence officer, his work as a naval attaché in China and Vietnam; and how China’s naval forces measure up to those of the US Navy. His views are his own and do not reflect the official policy or position of the US Navy, US Department of Defense, or the US government.

Stephen Haber

Hoover IP² Announces 2017 Summer Teaching Institute

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The fourth session of the Hoover IP² Summer Teaching Institute on the Economics and Politics of Regulation will convene at Stanford University from August 3 through August 18, 2017. Stephen Haber, director of the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP²), announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2017 program; the application deadline is January 23, 2017.

Damon Matteo gives a lecture on property rights law at the IP2 summer teaching institute.

Agenda for January 2017 conference announced

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP²) announced the agenda for its conference on “The Law and Economics of Patent Systems” that will be held at Stanford University on January 12–13, 2017.


Epstein questions EFF proposal

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein rejects the suggestion from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that legislation be enacted to stop state-funded universities from transferring university-owned patents to patent assertion entities (PAEs). 


Summer Teaching Institute participants endorse program

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The student participants in the 2016 Hoover IP2 Summer Teaching Institute on the Politics and Economics of Regulation were overwhelming positive in their responses to a survey at the program’s conclusion. Each of the respondents said they were satisfied with the two-week program, although roughly one-quarter felt that the two weeks of instruction was too short. 

Stephen Haber

Hoover IP² symposium examines patent holdup and royalty stacking

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

On October 4, 2016, before a capacity audience at the Hoover Institution offices in Washington, DC, leading researchers and university faculty presented their findings on whether alleged business practices that exploit the US patent system impede innovation. Maureen Ohlhausen and Scott Kieff, sitting commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission and International Trade Commission, respectively, also participated in the event.


“I learned an incredible amount”

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

One student summed up two weeks at the Hoover IP² Summer Teaching Institute on the Politics and Economics of Regulation as “absolutely amazing. One of the highlights of my year.” The twenty student participants—all with an eye toward their futures as policy makers—are judicial interns, US congressional and legislative agency staff, law and public policy students, and advanced graduate students in economics, law, and political science.

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Decision 2020 Report: Re-Opening The US Economy In The COVID-19 Era

Friday, May 15, 2020
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The 14th edition of the Decision 2020 Report features Hoover fellows’ recommendations on the steps policy makers should take toward reopening the US economy. Hoover fellows discuss the destruction that COVID-19 has wrought on the US economy, provide detailed solutions for the resumption of normal life in America, and consider approaches used by European countries that have now reopened.


Hoover symposium revisits the principles of the network economy

Thursday, April 25, 2019

In 1999, Carl Shapiro and Hal Varian published Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy. In their book, they acknowledged that the global economy was changing dramatically and posited that relatively minor forces in the industrial economy would play a critical role in the network economy. These changes invited their careful reassessment of existing legal, policy, and regulatory institutions, anchored by serious formal theoretical economic reasoning and empirical analysis.