The other day, Townhall.com published an article by a friend of ARI, namely Adam Mossoff, professor of law at George Mason University and Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, in which he takes on policy analyst Mytheos Holt’s argument that patents are not property rights.
Each year, high school debaters go head-to-head to qualify for a chance to compete in the National Speech & Debate Tournament. This year, debaters qualified by making persuasive arguments on topics ranging from whether employers should be required to provide employees with “living wages” to whether or not the United States should commit ground troops to combatting ISIL. In June, top competitors from 110 districts across the country will gather in Dallas, Texas to showcase their skills for the chance to win college scholarships.
There are widespread complaints today that the “patent system is broken” and that the “smart phone wars” and “patent trolls” are killing innovation. Yet patented innovation has revolutionized our lives — tablet computers, smart phones and antiviral drugs are just a few of these modern marvels. How to make sense of this contradiction? This talk by Adam Mossoff answers that question.
The largest audience ever for an Ayn Rand Institute congressional staff briefing gathered yesterday on Capitol Hill to hear Adam Mossoff, professor of law at George Mason University, discuss “The Failure of Patent Reform: Lessons for Next Year.”
Claiming that they “were not able to control their emotional outburst,” a mob stormed a rice field this month in the Philippines and laid waste to the seedlings growing there. The mob tore down a fence and swarmed onto the field, uprooted the rice shoots, and then buried them under the dirt to ensure they were dead.