What is Voice of IP?

Voice of IP an outgrowth of my Clause 8 podcast and is the definitive guide about what’s important in the world of intellectual property (IP), with a particular focus on patent-related developments.

Clause 8 is listened to by sophisticated corporate in-house counsel, judges from around the world, top IP policymakers, and top patent dealmakers and attorneys to stay ahead of the curve by understanding the personalities and forces shaping IP.

Clause 8 features conversations that provide strategic insights about how to best deal with various patent-related issues and shape the future of IP. Some previous guests include America’s great innovators, federal judges, USPTO Directors, and Carole Baskin’s attorney from the documentary Tiger King.

The goal of this newsletter is to do what I do with Clause 8 more frequently (but not too frequently!) and reach those that aren’t necessarily interested in regularly listening to podcasts about IP (yes, I know it’s hard to believe but there are people like that out there ;)).

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Why subscribe? What to expect?

  1. It’s free!

  2. You’ll never have to worry about missing weekly Voice of IP newsletters that will feature:

  • updates about and insights from new Clause 8 episodes

  • IP news that matters

    • I won’t be sharing daily updates about lateral moves and painfully incremental developments in ongoing litigation matters. Instead, I’ll try to zoom out and focus on news that will provide practical insights about the current and future state of IP for patent practitioners, innovators, and policy makers. I’ll also occasionally share my own thoughts about various developments and do a bit of original reporting when I think more digging will be enlightening

  • curated original pieces from those who I think have uniquely valuable perspectives for those in the IP community

  • free bonus tech content (e.g., macros) for practitioners to make their jobs easier

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Why did you start the Clause 8 podcast?

I have always been a big fan of great long form interviews.

So, I started Clause 8 to share conversations with the most interesting people in the IP field. My main goal was to entertain while providing actionable insights about how to succeed.

Also, I felt that too much of the public conversation about patents was driven by those who didn’t know much about patents but knew that patents are “bad.”  I hoped to play a small part in counteracting that narrative. I picked the title Clause 8 specifically as a reminder that IP rights were mentioned in the Constitution because the founders understood the importance of encouraging innovation.  In other words, that patents aren’t the recent invention of “patent trolls” as a get-rich-quick-scheme.

How can I contact you?

If you have any thoughts, suggestions, hot tips, or just want to say hello, please email me at eli@VoiceOfIP.com.

I’m also always on the lookout for uniquely valuable perspectives to share with Voice of IP readers. If you think you know of one or have one yourself, please reach out!

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IP news that matters with a focus on patent law.


Host of the Clause 8 podcast - listened to by sophisticated Chief IP Counsel, judges, senior policymakers, and top patent dealmakers & attorneys to stay ahead of the curve by understanding the personalities and forces shaping IP