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Damon Matteo on Patent Rights in China

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In a recent opinion piece in Finance Asia, Damon Matteo, a member of Hoover IP²’s Advisory Board extols the importance of developing a solid patent portfolio in China where recent Chinese courts decisions on intellectual property disputes have favored patent holders. 


January 2018 Conference Highlights

Friday, February 2, 2018

The Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity’s (Hoover IP²) kicked off 2018 with a two-day conference, “Patent Practices and Policy: The Backbone of the Innovation Economy. ” Papers presented at the conference, held at Stanford University on January 11–12, 2018, focused on how patents and the patent system influences inventors, researchers, and the legal system and on the wide ranging economic impacts of IP-intensive industries.


Summer Institute Accepting Applications

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The deadline for applications to the Hoover IP² Summer Institute on the Economics and Politics of Innovation is approaching. Applications must be received by Monday, January 22, 2018, for the 2018 session, which runs from August 5 through August 17, 2018.


Senator Coons Reading List: “Patents and the Wealth of Nations”

Thursday, November 16, 2017

In his keynote address at the IAM Patent Law and Policy conference in Washington, DC, US Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) recommended to the audience Hoover senior fellow Stephen Haber’s paper “Patents and the Wealth of Nations.”


Hoover IP² Announces 2018 Summer Institute

Tuesday, November 14, 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 2018 Summer Institute on the Economics and Politics of Innovation (formerly the Summer Teaching Institute).



Senator Coons Speaks at Hoover IP² Capitol Hill Symposium

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

US senator Chris Coons (D-DE) was the featured speaker at a Capitol Hill symposium organized by the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP²). In opening the October 23, 2017, symposium “Rekindling American Innovation, Economic Growth, and Job Creation,” Hoover senior fellow Stephen Haber, who directs Hoover IP², noted that the symposium brought together “the three groups that are vital to revitalizing the US economy: policy makers, business professionals, and economists.”

Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein

Importance of Supreme Court Hearing

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hoover IP² steering committee member Richard Epstein believes the Oil States v. Greene’s Energy Group is the “most important intellectual property case to come before the Supreme Court in many years.” At issue is whether a decision made within the US Patent and Trademark Office can displace one rendered by a federal district court


Hoover IP² Students Complete First Week of Classes

Monday, August 14, 2017

Twenty-two students from around the country and around the world completed their first week of classes in the fourth session of the Hoover IP². Summer Teaching Institute on the Economics and Politics of Regulation (STI). The STI is an intensive two-week program designed to teach budding policy makers how to apply evidence and scientific reasoning to writing legislation, creating regulations, evaluating claims, and adjudicating disputes that arise relating to property rights. 


Summer Teaching Institute reading list released

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The reading list for the 2017 Summer Teaching Institute has been released. 


Demographics of IP

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

IP² Steering Committee member Richard Sousa presented his latest work on the demographics of intellectual property at the 2nd International Conference on Standardization, Patents and Competition Issues sponsored by the Jindal Initiative on Research and Competition (JIRCO) (see conference agenda) in Delhi, India, on June 10, 2017.