[A2k] Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy Receives Grant to from WIPO to Research Smartphone Patents

Jamie Love james.love at keionline.org
Tue Jul 10 08:52:07 PDT 2012

This is the press release.


Center on Law and Information Policy Receives Grant to Research
Smartphone Patents

July 10, 2012

The Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law has received a
grant from the World Intellectual Property Organization to research
and report on the acquisition and use of patents in the smartphone

The objective of this new research is both to obtain and analyze data
that can provide insight on the openness of the smartphone market and
to report on the impact that the ownership and enforcement of patents
are having on the accessibility of the market.

The new study is a follow-up to one of the recommendations made in the
Report on an Analysis of the Economic/Legal Literature on Intellectual
Property Rights (IP): A Barrier to Entry?, which Fordham CLIP
previously prepared for WIPO.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to continue our work with the
World Intellectual Property Organization on this important and rapidly
evolving area of patent law," said Fordham Law Professor Joel
Reidenberg, the academic director of Fordham CLIP.

The Fordham CLIP research team will be led by Professor Reidenberg and
Fordham CLIP Executive Director Jamela Debelak. They will be assisted
by Daniel Gross, a post-graduate Fellow from the Fordham Law class of
2011, and two current Fordham Law students, Paul Doulatshahi '14 and
Elaine Mindrup '14. The report will be finished in late fall 2012, and
Fordham CLIP & WIPO will host a workshop discussing the major

Fordham CLIP was founded to make significant contributions to the
development of law and policy for the information economy and to teach
the next generation of leaders. Fordham CLIP brings together scholars,
the bar, the business community, technology experts, the policy
community, students, and the public to address and assess policies and
solutions for cutting-edge issues that affect the evolution of the
information economy.

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