Adam Mossoff on High School Students Debating IP Rights

ICLE Academic Affiliate Adam Mossoff was quoted by IPWatchdog in a story about intellectual-property rights being chosen as the topic for the 2024-2025 debate competition by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). You can read the full piece here.

“This is a clear indication that innovators and creators are succeeding in changing the public narrative about the role of IP rights in innovation economies and flourishing societies,” said Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University and a member of the board of directors of the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU).

“I competed in debate when I was in high school,” continued Professor Mossoff, an innovation policy expert. “It’s an excellent way for students to learn evidence-based advocacy as opposed to the name-calling and junk science that have dominated discussions about IP. ­­There is overwhelming evidence that IP rights are a launch pad for growing innovation economies and creative cultures.”