Washington, D.C.: Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, an affiliate of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, will host an event today titled "American Inventors and Patents: The Geese That Laid Golden Eggs." Phyllis Schlafly is well known for her legacy in defense of inventors, patents, and intellectual property rights. The daughter of an inventor, she understood that our Constitution defended intellectual property in a unique way to other countries all the time, as it still does today.
"We are thrilled to host this today and continue Phyllis's work," said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles and the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund. "Intellectual property is the first use of the word 'right' in the Constitution. Our founders understood that this a cornerstone of free market and private property principles. We will continue to be a voice on this most important issue."
Today's event will feature many leaders in this field, including members of Congress like Rep. Thomas Massie (KY-4) and Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-2) as well as other experts in the field like Judge Paul Michel, Peter Harter, Charles Schott, and James Edwards. Our keynote speaker is Allyson Ho, a Partner at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius who was the lead counsel in Oil States v. Greene's Energy before the Supreme Court.
A panel discussion and talks will begin this afternoon at the Rayburn House Office Building followed by a dinner program this evening at the Capitol Hill Club.
This educational event is sponsored by Intellectual Ventures, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, InterDigital, and The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers USA.