China's Emerging Intellectual Property Edge: Challenges and Opportunities

Over the last several years, China's authorities have taken major steps to improve the Chinese intellectual property (IP) regime. Every major IP law has been amended, new specialized IP courts have been established, IP-related international agreements have been signed, and China's IP offices and litigation dockets have grown astronomically. A number of academic studies show that foreigners generally show that foreigners do well in China's emerging IP environment, including winning lawsuits and obtaining meaningful injunctive relief.

Data Dialogue with Omer Ali, Nick Datto, Pei Yi Zhuo: Race and Home Values in Durham, NC: 1940-2020

We examine the relationship between race and home values in Durham, NC across two units of analysis: the address and census tract. We use historical address-level data from the 1940 full count census as well as contemporary home value data from CoreLogic, a data set of recent home sales. To study census tracts, we relied on summary data from the decennial censuses as well as the American Community Survey. We find that home values are strongly associated with the racial composition of areas.

The Future of American Innovation & the Role of the University

Speaking to the Duke, UNC, and Triangle community, Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property & Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office will discuss the new National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI) initiative launched in September 2020. The goal of this inititative is to build a more supportive and inclusive innovation ecosystem, highlighting the need for additional support for URM & women entrepreneurs.

Mapping our Oceans: The Role of Science and Technology in Sustaining Ocean Ecosystems

Despite covering 70% of the planet's surface, we are only beginning to understand the seascapes, species, and processes of the world's changing oceans. We are at a critical juncture where 'planet ocean' is now entering the Anthropocene. To close this gap, new geospatial technologies are playing a crucial role in addressing many ocean challenges, including marine ecology, resource management, and ocean conservation.

5th Anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement - Webinar

The Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Office for Science and Technology are hosting a webinar on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 10 a.m. (EST), for the 5th anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement. Featured speakers include Duke University Energy Initiative director and professor Dr. Brian Murray and Georgia Tech professor Dr. Kim Cobb.

The remarks will be followed by Q&A sessions to give participants the opportunity to interact with the speakers.

Religious Influences on Post-War Liberalism

The Religions and Public Life program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics is co-sponsoring a new online seminar series with the Center on Modernity in Transition (COMIT), a non-profit research organization in the Triangle. The Liberal Imaginary and Beyond online series aims to examine the origins, contents, and development of post-war liberalism, as well as to consider significant attempts to move beyond the resultant liberal imaginary without casting aside its impressive moral and political achievements.

Pandemic Surveillance: Privacy, Security, and Data Ethics

The Kenan Institute for Ethics, InternetLab, Pennsylvania State University's Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS), and Penn State Law's Policy Innovation Lab of Tomorrow (PILOT) are pleased to host a virtual data privacy conference, "Pandemic Surveillance: Privacy, Security, and Data Ethics". On November 12-13, 9:00 am to Noon EST, join a group of international experts in a discussion on data privacy and security, and technological responses to curbing the spread of Covid-19.