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Intellectual Property Protection in China

Intellectual Property Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 1996
Randall R. Rader May 03, 2011

China recognized the significance of intellectual property as early as the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 617-906]. This recognition took the form of strict protection for some books, symbols, and products associated with the emperor. Although some scholars consider these ancient rules a seminal source of copyright law, these restrictions on unauthorized reproduction in fact offered little, if any, overall legal protection for intellectual property. Instead the dynasty sought to promote imperial control and power, not to "promote the progress of science and the useful arts," to borrow the Madisonian phrase from the United States Constitution. Regardless of the objectives and effectiveness of these ancient Chinese legal regimes, no link remains between China's modern intellectual property institutions and the Tang Dynasty.

Intellectual Property Rights in the Developing World

Intellectual Property Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 2, Spring 1997
Clarisa Long May 03, 2011

International piracy of intellectual property rights has emerged as one of the most important foreign policy issues for many industrialized countries, particularly the United States. U.S. companies have suffered greatly from the lack of rigorous and uniform international standards for intellectual property rights. The absence of intellectual property laws in developing countries costs U.S. firms one dollar for every three dollars of revenue gained from exported products, PhRMA, Opportunities and Challenges for Pharmaceutical Innovation 3 (1996), while inadequate international enforcement of existing laws is estimated to cost U.S. industry up to $80 billion per year. Report of the United States Trade Representative's Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee (IGPAC) to the Congress of the United States on the Agreements Reached in the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations 22 (1994).

Intellectual Property: American Exceptionalism or International Harmonization? - Event Audio

Shubha Ghosh, F. Scott Kieff, Adam Mossoff, Steven M. Tepp, Brett M. Kavanaugh November 28, 2007
The Federalist Society's Intellectual Property Practice Group presented this panel discussion at the 2007 Annual National Lawyers Convention on November 17, 2007. Panelists included Prof. Shubha Ghosh of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Prof. F. Scott Kieff of Washington University in St. Louis, Prof. Adam Mossoff of Michigan State University College of Law, Prof. Steven M. Tepp of the U.S. Copyright Office, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

IP Protection for Modern Technology

Intellectual Property Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3, Winter 2000
Chris Rogers, Randall R. Rader, Charles Dadswell, John Doll November 06, 2009

Following are excerpts from a panel discussion entitled "IP Protection for Modern Technology" which was part of the Federalist Society's 1999 National Lawyers Convention. The convention took place November 11-13, 1999, in Washington, D.C.

Chris Rogers (Vice Chairman, IP Practice Group Federalist Society):

I'd like now to introduce our distinguished moderator, Judge Randall Rader. President Ronald Reagan appointed him to the United States Claims Court in 1988. President George Bush nominated Judge Rader to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 1990. Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Rader served members of the House of Representatives from '75 to '80, and was Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee from '80 to `88.