Center for Innovation Policy
The Center for Innovation Policy brings together legal professionals, technology and business leaders, government officials, and academic experts to identify improvements to federal law and policy that will promote innovation and economic growth. Focusing on federal policy affecting information, communications, and intellectual property, the Center works from both Duke’s main campuses in Durham, N.C., and the university’s facilities in Washington, D.C. It has a partnership with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Duke's Fuqua School of Business and is also part of the university-wide Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative funded by Duke alumnus David Rubenstein. In addition to funding from the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Center receives funding from Duke Law School. The Center presents a varied schedule of conferences and other public events which have enjoyed support from various organizations including the Kauffman Foundation, the One Mind for Research Foundation, Google, Qualcomm, Comcast, and AT&T.
Summer 2015 Roundtable DiscussionThe PTAB’s Post-Grant Review Proceedings: A Review of the Evidence
June 3, 2015
This half-day roundtable presented policy-relevant empirical research on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). It examined questions such as who is using the PTAB proceedings (both IPRs and CBMs); against whom these proceedings are being brought; grounds for petitions; and how petitions are faring. It also examined strategic choices being made in the choice between district court litigation and the PTAB.
Fall 2014 Conference
Internet Regulation in 2020
October 17, 2014
Fall 2013 Conference
New Approaches and Incentives in Drug Development
November 22, 2013