Forum for Intellectual Property

Forum for Intellectual Property

The Forum for Intellectual Property supports data-driven research and promotes evidence-based policy discussions about the key role of intellectual property in growing innovation economies and in flourishing societies.

The U.S. innovation economy has been driven for over two centuries by intellectual property rights: patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. By securing reliable and effective property rights in the fruits of innovative and creative labors, the U.S. has led the world in the technologies and commercial sectors that are the hallmarks of modern life, such as telecommunications, medical care, computers, energy, transportation, and entertainment. Intellectual property rights have continued to spur productive labors in creating and commercializing next-generation innovations, such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, 5G, and DNA-based medical care (including the mRNA platform used to create vaccines for COVID-19).

Today, intellectual property rights are broadly under attack and have been weakened, both domestically and internationally. To address these challenges, the Forum for Intellectual Property supports scholarly research on how intellectual property rights, secured by stable political and legal institutions governed by the rule of law, are a key factor in economic growth and rising standards of living. The Forum for Intellectual Property disseminates this research to the Washington policy community through white papers, policy memos, panels, and conferences.

Chairing the Forum for Intellectual Property is Hudson Senior Fellow Adam Mossoff, who founded the Forum for Intellectual Property along with Hudson Senior Fellow Urška Petrovcic. Also supporting the Forum for Intellectual Property are Hudson Legal Fellow Devlin Hartline and Hudson Senior Fellows Harold Furchtgott-Roth and Thomas Duesterberg.

Policy Center News

An Amicus Brief by Adam Mossoff was mentioned in Law360

An Amicus Curiae brief written by Hudson Institute on behalf of Oracle was mentioned in Japan Today

A Hudson Institute event about patents and innovation featuring USPTO director Andrei Iancu was mentioned in Bloomberg Law

Adam Mossoff was mentioned in POLITICO about the possible consequences of a ruling against Qualcomm in a recent Antitrust suit.

Adam Mossoff was featured by the Duke University Department of Political Science’s Hayek Lecture Series, on the role of intellectual property in an innovation economy.

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