IP3 Awards

The IP3 Awards is a special occasion to honor those who have made significant contributions in our field over the past year, or over the course of their career. Each year, we honor people in 3 areas of IP: Intellectual Property, Information Policy, and Internet Protocol.

Honorees

2017 

Senator Ed Markey, D-MA
Michelle Lee, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office 
Gigi Sohn, Fellow at Georgetown Law, Open Society Foundation, and Mozilla; Former Counselor to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler 

2016

Senator Al Franken, D-MN
Representative Blake Farenthold, R-TX
Jessica Gonzalez, National Hispanic Media Coalition

2015

Shari Steele, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown Law
Chip Pickering, COMPTEL

2014

Tim Berners-Lee, World Wide Web Consortium
Malkia Cyril, Center for Media Justice
Julie Samuels, Engine

2013

Representative Anna Eshoo, D-CA
Jerry Brito, WCITLeaks Leader and Faculty,  Mercatus Center
Eli Dourado, WCITLeaks Leader and Faculty, Mercatus Center
Sina Khanifar, Entrepreneur and Author of the Successful White House Cell Phone Unlocking Petition

2012

Rebecca MacKinnon, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
Michael Masnick, CEO, Techdirt
Andy Schwartzman, Public Interest Communications Attorney
Representative Darrell Issa, R-CA (President's Award)

2011

Senator Ron Wyden, D-OR
Beth Noveck, Professor, New York Law School
Peter Jaszi, Professor, American University's Washington College of Law

2010

Pamela Samuelson, Professor, Berkeley Law School & School of Information
Susan Crawford, Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School
Michael Geist, Professor, University of Ottawa

2009

Karen Jackson, Deputy Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia
Sascha Meinrath, Founder, Open Technology Initiative
Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia
Sarah Deutsch, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Verizon
(President's Award)

2008

Carl Malamud, Founder, PublicResource.Org
Ben Scott, Policy Director, Free Press
Fred von Lohmann, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Representative Zoe Lofgren, D-CA (President's Award)

2007

Jamie Love, Activist
OK Go, Band
Tim Wu, Professor, Columbia University Law
Robert Young, Founder, Red Hat Software (President's Award)

2006

Yochai Benkler, Professor, Yale Law School
Blake and Jason Krikorian, Co-Founders, Sling Media
Jessica Litman, Professor, Wayne State University Law School
James Burger, Member, Dow Lohnes PLLC (President's Award)

2005

Victoria Hale, Founder, The Institute for OneWorld Health
Gregory Macguire, Author
Dr. David P. Reed, Pioneering Computer Scientist
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association  (President's Award)

2004

Representative Rick Boucher, D-Va
DJ Danger Mouse, Musician and Songwriter
Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian, Internet Archive

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