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Does More Intellectual Property Help or Hurt Global Health, Creativity, and Development?

September 23, 2018

WASHINGTON (Sept. 24, 2018) -- Today’s global intellectual property regime—a tangle of interlocking national, regional and global agreements—treats expanding exclusive ownership of technologies and literary and artistic works as vital to advancing creativity, economic development and medicines for today’s health needs. But does this system help or hurt global health, creativity and development?

Supreme Court Institute Executive Director Irv Gornstein moderated a lineup of experts: former Solicitor General and Georgetown Law Distinguished Lecturer Paul D. Clement (F’88) of Kirkland & Ellis; Nicole A. Saharsky of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Georgetown Law Professor Martin S. Lederman; former Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., of Munger, Tolles & Olson, and Kannon K. Shanmugam of Williams & Connolly.

Supreme Court Institute Press Preview: A Look Ahead

September 18, 2018 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Feminism & Gender Studies Constitutional Law & Theory

“Last term was a term of blockbusters, most of which fizzled out,” said Professor Irv Gornstein, as he introduced Georgetown Law’s annual Supreme Court Institute press preview on September 17. “This term, by contrast, doesn’t have any blockbusters to begin with — but I think a more accurate caption for this term is the calm before the storm. We’re headed for a whole new world, and the only real question, I think, is how far we are going to go and how fast we are going to get there.”

FTC Hearings Open at Georgetown Law

September 12, 2018 Press Releases

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Sept. 13, the Federal Trade Commission will hold the opening session of its “Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century” at Georgetown Law.