Event: The US Innovation System in a Changed World (15 June)

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On Wednesday June 15, join us for an expert panel discussion on intellectual property and innovation policy co-hosted by George Mason University’s Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2) and the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.

WEBINAR: The US Innovation System in a Changed World

Date: Wednesday June 15, 2022

Time: 1:30-3:00pm ET

Online via Zoom Webinar

Free Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-us-innovation-system-in-a-changed-world-tickets-354858670837

Abstract: Innovation systems vary around the world, with different mixes of government and private funding, approaches to technology transfer, and opportunities for startups and independent inventors. The US innovation system has responded historically to periods of high tariffs, international conflict, and inflation with restrictions on patenting and direct government involvement in the economy, and to periods of stability and international trade with intellectual property reforms and incentives for technology commercialization. As countries around the world retrench to an era of higher tariffs, rising inflation, reduced globalization, and increased techno-nationalism, how will the US innovation system respond? Will successful or failed approaches from the past return? How can key elements of the innovation system—science-based industries, universities, government labs, the IP system, and entrepreneurial communities—respond to the significant changes happening at present?


Jonathan Barnett, Senior Fellow for Innovation Policy, C-IP2, and Professor of Law at the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

Dedric Carter, Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Chief Commercialization Officer, Washington University in St. Louis

Arthur Daemmrich, Director, Smithsonian Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

Valencia Martin Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patents, United States Patent and Trademark Office


Sean O’Connor, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, George Mason University Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy


Accessibility: George Mason University and the National Museum of American History welcome online visitors of all ages and abilities. Live CART captioning will be available for this program. Additional accommodations are available upon request; please email nmahprograms@si.edu.