IIPSJ advocates the social justice perspective on intellectual property in various contexts. In 2009 and 2010 IIPSJ submitted written position statements to the Federal Districtd Court in the Google Books Settlement case, to Congress on hearings held on the Google Book project, and to the Obama Administration on its creation of an IP Enforcement Strategic Plan.
In each setting IIPSJ emphasized the need to include those who have been or are being excluded from the benefits of IP both as users and as creators and exploiters of IP-infused works and inventions.
IIPSJ Comments on Streamlined Patent Reexamination Proceedings, submitted June 2011
IIPSJ Comments on Letter on Behalf of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice in Opposition to the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act
IIPSJ Position Statement on Protecting Intellectual Property Rights of U.S. Businesses Abroad–Department of Commerce Request for Comments ITA-2010-0006 – October 29, 2010
“IIPSJ Comments on IP Enforcement by the Federal Government,” submitted on March 24, 2010, in response to the Request of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Victoria A. Espinel, for Public Comments Regarding the Joint Strategic Plan for Coordination and Strategic Planning of the Federal Effort Against Intellectual Property Infringement, as published in the Federal Register, Vo. 75, No. 35, p. 8137-8139 Tuesday, February 23, 2010 (FR Doc. 2010-3539).
Signatory on submission re: IN THE MATTER OF USE OF THE “SPECIAL 301” PROGRAM, SECTION 182 OF THE TRADE ACT OF 1974, TO LIMIT ACCESS TO MEDICINES IN VIOLATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL RIGHT TO HEALTH, July 2010