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Mar 15

Government's Role in Protecting Constitutional Rights in Intellectual Property

Defenders of Property Rights and the Heritage Foundation invite you to "Government's Role in Protecting Constitutional rights in Intellectual Property," a half day event with experts from many fields focusing on the future of IP rights and the status of groundbreaking IP rights cases.

Defenders of Property Rights was founded in 1991 to counterbalance the governmental threat to private property as a result of a broad range of regulations. Defenders believes that society can achieve important social objectives such as protection of our environment and preservation of our national heritage without destroying private property rights or undermining free market principles. 

Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institute - a think tank - whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. 

More About the Speakers

Opening Remarks:
Edwin Meese III
Center for Legal and Judicial Studies,
The Heritage Foundation

Nancie Marzulla
Defenders of Property Rights

Is the Government a Friend or Foe of IP Property Rights?

Jim Prendergast
Americans for Technology Leadership

David Green
Motion Picture Association of America

Jim Pinkerton
New American Foundation

Jonathan Zuck
Americans for Competitive Technology

MGM Studios Vs. Grokster, Ltd.

Keynote Address:
Theodore B. Olson

Mark Shurtleff
Attorney General of Utah

The High Cost of IP Rights Theft

Myron Brilliant
Chamber of Commerce

Rich Carnes
Songwriters Guild of America

Paul Skrabut

Diego Trinidad
Trinidad Cigar Company

Jim Ramo

Lunch and Presentation of the Defender of Property Rights Award

Ken Mehlman presents award to Rep. Lamar Smith (TX)

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