The ‘I’ in IP stands for intellectual, as we all know, but it could just as easily be hacked to include ‘innovation,’ ‘invention,’ or ‘inspiration.’ CPIP believes so much in this that it has adopted the subject for its Fall conference, which begins tomorrow. 

The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) hosts The IP Platform: Supporting Invention & Inspiration from Wednesday Sept. 30th to Thursday Oct. 1st. Speakers from a broad range of legal, creative, and educational backgrounds will join CPIP to discuss the legal protections that exist to help take an idea from conception to reality. 

At the early stage of that creative process we find invention, which is driven in part by the knowledge that anything we create will hold value for both the individual creator and wider society. Without intellectual property rights, it becomes much harder to make a living from invention and artistry.

From trademarks and patents to copyright and registration of original work, the system of US IP laws guarantees an important set of rights for our country’s creative talent. Absent the ability to protect one’s work, the creative economy, which is worth $1.1 trillion to the United States as a whole and employs millions of Americans, would be almost impossible to maintain at any significant level.  

CPIP aims to celebrate that creative economy at its Fall Conference, by examining the inspiration behind invention and how legal protections provide a platform from which America’s inventors can launch their careers.

Speakers at the event will include:


If all of this sounds like something you can’t miss, you don’t have to! Take a look at the schedule here, find your favorite panel discussion, and tune in to either the CPIP link or YouTube link at the appropriate hour.

Even if you’re on the move, you can still keep up to date with the salient points of discussion by following the live tweeting on our account, and those of the Copyright Alliance and CPIP itself.

We can’t wait for the event and look forward to sharing the takeaways with you here early next week!