Clause 8

"To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."

U.S. Const. Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 8

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Episode 8: Aaron Cooper

  February 5, 2019

Aaron Cooper


Aaron Cooper was the Chief Counsel for IP and Antitrust Law on the Senate Judiciary Committee during the passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) and is now the head of global policy for the trade group BSA (fka the Business Software Alliance). The AIA arguably made the most substantial changes to patent law since the Patent Act of 1836.

During the episode, we discuss the passage of the AIA, post-grant proceedings created by the AIA, the role of BSA and other interest groups in shaping intellectual property (IP) policy, current patent-related legislative proposals, and many other subjects.

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